The Art of Video Production emphasizes the enduring principles and essential skills of the communication process and the new digital technologies that are necessary to create effective video content. Author Leonard C. Shyles uses a unique approach by explaining how things are done and why things are done rather than just that they are done—it is not about concepts versus skills, but about concepts and skills.
Chapter 8: Audio Processing and Aesthetics
With our understanding of microphones from Chapter 7, we move on to the storing and mixing of sound for video production. In addition to the sounds picked up by microphones, television often incorporates prerecorded audio material from magnetic tape (both analog and digital), compact disks (CDs), digital video disks (DVDs), computer hard drives (chip technologies), and even film and videotape soundtracks. Remember that audio is often the first part of a program to catch the audience's attention. Think about the way an opening theme song immediately identifies a program.
The content available from audio sources includes speech, music, and sound effects. A vast archive of sound, spanning many decades, is available for use in video programs.
This chapter describes the ...