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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #1
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Recommended reading please!

I have done a quick search and REALLY appreciate the FAQ sticky but I was hoping to get some recommendations on a simple/easy to understand, kinda short in length (not looking for a huge technical manual here) text book style introduction to audio for video book.

I have just purchased the Canon XH A1s and was wise in taking some advice from this forum and getting decent headphones PLUS I got EXDTREMELY lucky and bought a second hand (how second hand can something bought in March 2009 be?) NTG-3 and have been quite blown away by the sound I'm getting on my camera. I realise that buying a dead cat or similar is going to be essential but not till next month as luckily I don't have an outside shoot till then.

Safe to say I'm well chuffed but it also made me realise that (despite having worked in Radio) I'm very ignorant about sound. I understand a little about the creative elements of sound and sound design but know nothing about technical and recording basics.

Any recommendations would be VERY helpful! Cheers.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:25 AM   #2
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An excellentt overview is "Getting Great Sound for Film and Video" by Jay Rose.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Cheers Steve.

D0 you think the book will compensate for me being ignorant or is it aimed at people with a basic knowledge of sound?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #4
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The best book is "Location Audio Simplified" by Dean Miles
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Old April 19th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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Ty Ford

Ty Ford is a great resource for "audio for video" information. He has a guide:

Audio Bootcamp Field Guide
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Here's his web site:

Ty Ford Audio & Video
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