Sound is arguably the most important part of video production. People are willing to put up with a fuzzy image or shaky camera if they really want the information, but if they can’t hear you well, they won’t give you the time of day.
In this video from Videomaker, video production expert Jeremy Votava goes over the ins and outs of recording great voice overs. You can record a voice over yourself if you’re going to try some video scribing or doing a simple screen capture, or you can work with vocal talent to do a voice over. In either case, following Jeremy’s tips will help set you up for sound success.
Hands down, good audio is the most important quality for your videos. People will suffer through choppy editing and grainy visuals all day before they’ll suffer through a video with audio they can’t hear or understand.
It’s not just about having a good mic. It’s about how you hold the mic to pick up your voice, cancel out background noise, and more. In this video from Olivia Speranza with Robert from JuicedLink, they talk about how you can get better video by using the right mic for your situation and holding it in the right way.
Want more video tips? We had an entire Web TV track at BlogWorld New York 2012, and if you missed it, don’t worry – you can check out our virtual ticket here to get recordings of your favorite sessions. And don’t miss New Media Expo in January 2013, where we’ll again be presenting a Web TV track with tons of educational sessions about how to produce awesome video content.