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The Basics of Recording Audio for Digital Video – A NEW FILMMAKERIQ LESSON

We now turn our attention to the audio signal chain as John P. Hess defines the different components needed when recording on set for digital video. We are still working on the new iteration of FilmmakerIQ, but we wanted to get this third part of our Audio Series out to you. Great things are coming Read MoreRead More

SNEAK PREVIEW – The Science and Engineering of Sound

We are hard at work cleaning up the sawdust on the new version of FilmmakerIQ – but in the mean time, we would like to share the second video in our Audio Series which is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. In this lesson we take a closer look at the science of sound and the basics of Read MoreRead More

How Shotgun Microphones Work

How do shotgun mics achieve such a tight polar pattern compared with other designs? And how come they seem to be getting shorter every year? Shotgun or rifle mics are more properly called ‘Interference Tube’ microphones, and they are often assumed to have magically tight polar patterns that simply don’t exist in reality. Shotgun mics do Read MoreRead More

The History of Sound at the Movies – A Sneak Peak at our New Audio Course Series

FilmmakerIQ.com and RØDE Microphones are proud to give you a sneak peak at the first lesson in our six part course which will cover science/microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR. We are also hard at work behind the scenes updating the site to include even more interaction which should be live in the coming weeks. Read MoreRead More

Interview With A Legendary Grammy Winning Audio Engineer : Francis Buckley

Francis Buckley shares his experiences and knowledge that he picked up working with some of the best in the music industry, including Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, Glen Ballard, Frank Sinatra, Black Flag, Alanis Morisette and many more. Francis shares his experiences and knowledge that he picked up working with some of the best in the music industry, Read MoreRead More

Rode Announces New smartLav+ with Improved Performance

Recording great audio straight to a cell phone, a personal recording device, or even a small camera (with SC3 Adapter) has gotten even simpler with the announcement of the RØDE’s new smartLav+ microphone.  This new lav features a newly designed capsule with better sensitivity and lower self-noise (27dBA) and a Kevlar® reinforced cable making this microphone a great Read MoreRead More

Ioan Allen describes the history of Dolby Sound

April 26, 2013. Ioan Allen, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories will explore the role of sound in cinematic storytelling and the evolution of the film industry. Ioan led Dolby’s entry into the cinema in 1970 and helped to build a model that was successful in cinema, and relevant to other areas of entertainment — from Read MoreRead More

Announcing The All-New RØDE Blimp

RØDE just announced an upgrade to their popular blimp which features a new microphone suspension system (no more rubber bands!), a unique cabling system, and is 25% lighter than before. Check out the demo video below. Press Release Below Australian microphone manufacturer RØDE has today announced a fully updated version of its award-winning Blimp system. The Read MoreRead More

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