By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 23, 2010
Do you love audio recording?
Working on-camera last week deepened my appreciation for what many of us take for granted in audio recording.
Why does audio recording rock? I'll tell you 3 reasons why in today's VOX Daily.
Last week, I spent a full day on-camera and learned a number of things with regard to differences between audio and video from a performers point of view.
One of the things I love most about audio recording, for voice over in particular, is that you are able to make edits in the file to engineer the perfect take. Breathes, coughs and the like can be edited out and you can even shave off sibilance. With audio editing, you can take part of one word and put it on another word that needs that consonant should it not have come across clearly. If you needed to, you could even speed up your voice a notch.
As much fun as dressing up is, sometimes it is comforting to know that what you wear doesn't factor much into the recording or how the audience will receive the finished product. You could be having a bad hair day and no one would know. Likewise, you could have no hair and no one would know.
Being off camera has many advantages as we've just explored, one of which being that no one sees you while you're recording a voice over and the audience likely never will see you, period. You could be flailing your arms about and no one would know. For those of us sensitive to how one might appear when doing a character voice, you can feel free to "make the ugly face" as Deb Munro puts it without fear of scrutiny.
While these benefits may be obvious, it is so easy to take them for granted. Sometimes you don't realize what you have until either it's gone or you're having to do things a different way!
What do you love most about working in audio production?
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