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    10 Tips for Great Sound

  • Sound can make or break a film, so pay special attention to it

  • ALWAYS try to get 15 SECONDS of just sound per each environment – this will come in handy during editing

  • What you hear in your headphones (if applicable) is what you’re recording

  • Plug-in mics are better than built-in mics

  • Omni-directional mics favor the loudest sounds

  • Point uni-directional mics directly at sound source

  • Clip-on mics are best for interviews

  • Protect mics against wind noise

  • Consider acoustics and mitigate sounds as best you can (eg: turn-off music in background)

  • Always test your sound