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Ep. 4: Capturing Audio

Andrea Allen
June 18, 2014 by Andrea Allen Alum

External mics are cool, but you know what else is cool? We’ll tell you.

Up next: Shot Composition - Part 1

  1. 1.
    Make beautiful and shareable videos on your phone — it’s ridiculously simple.
  2. 2.
    With just a few technical adjustments, your mobile videos will look better than ever.
  3. 3.
    Get smart with sunbeams and artsy with artificial light to make your subjects pop.
  4. External mics are cool, but you know what else is cool? We’ll tell you.
  5. 5.
    Sidle up to shooting, framing, and the rule of thirds.
  6. 6.
    Get up close and personal with close-up, medium, and wide shots.
  7. 7.
    Learn simple storytelling techniques and the art of the narrative arc.
  8. 8.
    Behind every good story, there lies a good plan. Make a shot list!
  9. 9.
    Don’t bury your mobile masterpiece in your camera roll — share it with the world!
  10. 10.
    Mobile shooting is incredibly convenient, but sometimes a little gear can go a long way to improving your videos.


Andrew Wilson Plus

I love this series. It's funny and informative!

Although I should point out, the iPhone 5S, 5C, and 5 actually record audio for videos using the back microphone, next to the lens. You can select the bottom mic with third party apps like MoviePro, but the stock camera app only uses the back mic.

The Simplifiers Plus

Just stumbled upon these videos and they crack me up! Thanks Vimeo for making these training videos...they are all kinds of awesome.

Terry Thomas

As a professional, I find the "KIDS ORIENTED" everything a bit annoying. Yeah, there are future 12 yr. old Speilbergs out there ... but most produce middle school garbage and crowd the landscape. But, Vimeo is a profit corporate animal (regardless of the tee shirts and jeans!). Hope your BS makes you lost of $$.

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