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Audio For Video: Recording Sound And Voice On Location
5.0( 3 REVIEWS )
1h 46m

This course is designed for those interested in learning audio for video.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone who creates videos that aren’t silent!
  • This course is for beginner and advanced videographers
  • This course is not for professional sound recordists who already have experience working with lavalier and shotgun microphones

What you’ll learn: 

  • Improve the quality of your videos and get more sales, downloads, views etc.
  • Record professional quality audio for your videos
  • Feel comfortable with all of the relevant audio equipment
  • Learn the best techniques and tricks for using microphones
  • Understand basic audio recording principles
  • Feel at ease with microphones and recording techniques
  • Make your videos more immersive and realistic with good audio


  • You will need a video recording device to make your videos
  • You will need a small budget to purchase or rent a microphone (ideally $10 or more but can de done for less)
  • You will need a willingness to learn and participate in the activities in the course!

Poor audio can make your video look and sound amateur. Good audio can make your videos professional and engaging.

By the end of this course, you will feel completely comfortable with audio equipment. You will know exactly what to do to get a great sound every time.

Just imagine that feeling when your videos become effortlessly professional thanks to amazing audio. No more second-guessing your use of microphones and recording equipment… and no more time wasted seeking good information online.

Before we continue, let me tell you a bit more about myself. I’ve worked on film sets as part of the sound team for adverts, short films, feature films and more. During my time I’ve worked with some of the top professionals in the industry.

I’ve worked with (and been taught by) boom operators and sound recordists that have worked on large budget feature films (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans, Layer Cake, Shaun of the Dead, World War Z) and popular TV shows (such as Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Gavin & Stacey). They, in turn, learned from some of the top Hollywood sound guys and legends!

Now I want to pass these techniques and tricks on to you in this course so that you can get a great sound in any location.

I want to transform you into an awesome sound recordist and microphone operator.

If you record any kind of videos you can benefit greatly from this course.

However, this course is not for you if you already have years of experience recording audio using shotgun and lavalier mics, or already work professionally as a boom operator or sound recordist.

And this course is not for you if you don’t appreciate the importance of high-quality audio.

BUT if you make videos and you care about good quality, I want you to join me. Take this course and shortcut your way to audio mastery!

After completing this course you will be able to focus on your content rather than worrying about the sound. In turn, this will get you more views, downloads, sales, streams – whatever it is you are after!
Everyone wins 🙂

Here is a taster of some of the things that you will learn in the course:

– The challenges that you will face when recording sound on location

– The different microphones and how to use them

– How to get a great sound regardless of your budget (even a $1 lapel mic is better than nothing!)

What equipment and accessories to buy or rent

– The right way to set up your recording and record at the highest quality

– The recording processes that professionals use to prevent mistakes

What to do when it all goes wrong and your audio sounds awful or is lost

– Why most people ruin their audio with EQ and compression (and what you should be doing instead)

– How to make sure your audio and video are perfectly in sync every time (it’s actually really easy when you know how)

– How to make your video more immersive with sound design

– and a whole lot more!

Take this course today and learn audio for video.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to apply audio for video.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and learn audio for video!

About the Instructor:

Rob Mayzes

– Professional audio author & journalist

– 1st Class Degree in Audio Production from The University of Kent

– Worked in a large range of studios in London over the years, both as a professional engineer and musician

– Recording at home for over 11 years. Built my own professional studio.

I’ve worked in a range of recording studios, live venues and film sets as both a musician and sound technician. I have also worked in numerous large venues as an audio-visual engineer and lighting designer.

I’ve worked with (and been taught by) boom operators and sound recordists that have worked on large budget feature films (such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Clash of the Titans, Layer Cake, Shaun of the Dead, World War Z) and popular TV shows (such as Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Gavin & Stacey). They, in turn, learned from some of the top Hollywood sound guys and legends!

I now spend most of my teaching and freelancing from my home studio in London, England.

I currently hold a First Class BSc Degree in Audio Design and Production from the University of Kent and I’m an Avid Certified Pro Tools 11 User.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Preparation
Introduction 00:00:00
What You’ll Need 00:00:00
Activity: Get Your Pen And Paper Ready! 00:00:00
Attributions 00:00:00
Section 2 - Audio For Video
The Importance Of Audio 00:00:00
Be Aware Of The Challenges That You Will Face 00:00:00
Section 3 - Microphones
Discover The Different Types Of Microphone 00:00:00
Introducing Lavalier Microphones 00:00:00
Which Lavalier Mics To Look Out For 00:00:00
Introducing Shotgun Microphones 00:00:00
Which Shotgun Mics To Look Out For 00:00:00
Introducing Studio Microphones 00:00:00
Which Studio Mics To Look Out For 00:00:00
Section 4 - Recording Devices & Accessories
What Should You Use As A Recording Device? 00:00:00
Professional Large Budget Recording Devices 00:00:00
Make Sure You Get The Right Accessories 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Activity: Get Some Equipment Or Analyze What You Already Have 00:00:00
Section 5 - How To Use The Different Microphones
How To Use A Lavalier Mic 00:00:00
How To Hide A Lavalier Mic 00:00:00
Cable Loop Close-Up 00:00:00
The Right Way To Use A Shotgun Mic 00:00:00
The Mobile Shotgun Mic Technique 00:00:00
How To Get The Best Sound Out Of A Studio Microphone 00:00:00
Section 6 - Recording Technique
Properly Prepare For Recording 00:00:00
Setting The Gain In A DAW 00:00:00
Master The Recording Process 00:00:00
Make Sure You Take A Wild Track 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Activity: Make A Recording! 00:00:00
Section 7 - Environment
Avoid These Locations! 00:00:00
How To Reduce And Prevent Background Noise 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Activity: Make A New Recording Using The Noise Prevention Techniques 00:00:00
Section 8 - Editing
How To Make Your Audio Sound Even Better 00:00:00
Applying EQ And Compression In Pro Tools 00:00:00
How To Remove Noise From Your Audio 00:00:00
Noise Removal In Audacity 00:00:00
Make Sure You Export Your Audio Properly 00:00:00
Section 9 - ADR (Replacing Dialogue)
Use ADR When It All Goes Wrong 00:00:00
Recording ADR & Editing 00:00:00
Hear ADR In Action 00:00:00
Section 10 - Sound Design & Finishing Touches
Enhance Your Video With Sound Design 00:00:00
Perfectly Sync Your Audio To Your Video 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00
Activity: Edit Your Recording From The Previous Section 00:00:00
Section 11 - Microphone Comparisons
Hear The Difference Between The Three Main Mic Types 00:00:00
Indoor Comparisons 00:00:00
Outdoor Comparisons 00:00:00
Section 12 - Conclusion
Summary Of Key Points 00:00:00
Activity: Post Your Video To The Facebook Group! 00:00:00
Conclusion 00:00:00

Course Review


3 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Great job


    Really covers the material in a way to build successful recordings for video.

  2. Anonymous

    A Great Introduction to Sound for Video


    A clear and concise course for the beginner student to get to grips with the basic principles, as well as equipment needed for good sound recording.

  3. Anonymous
    Vladimir Poluboyarinov March 14, 2017 at 16:27 PM

    Thank You For Your Amazing Course ''Audio For Video''


    That was really interesting course with lot’s of information ’bout the microphones, sound design, soft in use and more.
    Special thanks for the topics about Noise Reduction, EQ and Compression with examples in Pro Tools, Reaper and Audacity, and differences between the microphones types!


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