Chapter 6 Audio

Because so much emphasis is placed upon the visual image in television, audio is often overlooked. This aspect of a production is as important as the visual because aural elements convey just as much information. Music can add layers of emotion to a production. Sound effects can make a scene seem more realistic.

Operating the audio board during a production takes focus and talent. Knowing when to open or close channels, when to introduce music or bring it under a scene, and when to bring the entire board silent takes practice and skill.

Images from the textbook

XRL Cable
Handheld Mic
Lavalier Mic
Shotgun Mic
Desk Mic
Stand Mic
Hanging Mic
Audio Board
VU Meter
Trim-Gain-Level

Video

Basic Audio Production
Proper way to use Lavalier