I get asked alot how to trim a song to a desired length. Instead of just trimming the end down and fading it out, this is a tip that uses “markers” in your song to seamlessly cut sections out, or add section in.
A storm just passed over my house. I figured I would get some B-roll audio of the rain and thunder and such. You never know when you’ll need some background audio of a storm for a future project.
I recorded this simply with a Zoom H2. The storm died down as soon as I started recording, but I got a few good minutes of audio.
The 1st track is 41 seconds long, and was recorded in 4-channel surround sound mode. So there are 2 files; one file contains the 2 front audio tracks, and the other file contains the 2 rear tracks. If you don’t want to use all 4 tracks, just use the 2 rear tracks.
The other file that I recorded was simply stereo. It’s a long one; over 6 minutes.
Maybe you’ll find a use for stormy audio someday.
Simple, a shotgun mic is a microphone that has a directional pick-up pattern. The microphone itself is known as a shotgun microphone, due to the “shotgun” type of polar pattern. They can also have cardioid and super-cardioid polar patterns. They are the most common type of mic on a film or tv set.
A boom mic is any microphone that is at the end of a long, extended pole, also known as a “boom pole.” It doesn’t matter what type of microphone you use, if it’s on an extended pole, it is a boom mic. It is the technique of using the microphone, rather than the microphone itself. A boom pole is used to get the microphone in as close as possible to a subject, without getting in the camera shot. Most boom mics are used with shotgun mics.