An Activist’s Guide to Mobile Video: Sound Recording
When shooting video on a mobile phone, the quality of your sound is just as important as getting a good picture. Recording sound for video on a phone can be challenging, especially when filming interviews. The microphone on your phone is designed for picking up phone conversations and not for video production. This video provides an overview on how your phone records sound and provides tips and tools that you can use to make sure you capture clear audio.
Mobile Filming Tips
Basic guidance on safely and effectively filming human rights abuses on your mobile phone. See our other resources for mobile filming here.
Interviewing Techniques: The Formal Interview Setup
Interviews are often the building blocks for documentary video. Some simple steps can ensure good results. In this video, learn how technical guidance for filming indoors.
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