When you’re creating content or multimedia that has an audio component there are several elements you need to consider to achieve professional and high-quality results. This resource will identify the best audio production practice.
This resource has been constructed with video in mind, but the basics of capturing audio whether it be for an audio interview, a podcast or an announcement are the same!
In all circumstances where audio will be captured, make sure you are recording in a quiet environment. Background noise will affect the overall sound quality and what can be heard from the people speaking in the video.
It is best practice, when people are delivering dialogue either on or off camera, to ensure you maintain a talking position close to the microphone. The distance between the speaker and the microphone will affect audio clarity. For quality audio, ensure to stand within a meter of your microphone.
When we discuss microphones for capturing audio, we should discuss the two different types: both external and internal audio for sound.