Even though sound is the other half of the movie going experience, it tends to be the most neglected department on set. The camera, lights, and actors get all the attention, all while the audio is almost an after thought. This is a mistake, as recording clean on set audio will save you may headaches (and money) later in post. But how does audio work, and how do new digital recording devices convert sound waves into a series of 1s and 0s?
In this excerpt of the FilmSkills Audio Recording Course, Emmy-winning director Jason Tomaric, Head of Audio at Apple and inventor of THX, Tom Holman, and the VP of education at Audio Technica teach us how the digital recording process works.