March 29, 2012
Shooting B-Roll can be a boring job sometimes but I really like the chance to get out by myself in alien cities and poke around. Things just get that much more interesting when you have a camera on your back. If you aren’t familiar with the term “B-Roll” it is defined as footage that may or may not be immediately useful but is generally collected to be used as stock footage. When we planned out our trip to Miami we planned on making several video projects and needed B-Roll to provide supplemental non diegetic content between cuts, such as a girl drinking a cocktail, people dancing, locational shots and so on. Basically I was tasked with filming things that are very “Miami Vibe” and are contextually relevant to the content of the finished video but make no sense alone when viewed alone.
Before I jump into the bulk of this …
March 14, 2012
New portable digital recorders are coming out faster than I have time to demo them. They always seem to improve upon existing models with new internal menu functions, improvement to the built in condensor microphones, and overall construction. With that said, there is rarely any brand new and exciting features on new product lines. Instead what I have been noticing is a lot of companies that manufacture these portable digital recorders are trying to compete with one another. For this reason you see a lot of portable recorders coming out that try to match or slightly improve on existing technology.
This is the third review I have done for a portable digital audio recording device so I decided to take the time and look over some of the comments you guys have posted on the blog and in the accompanying YouTube video. Sometimes I get questions about specific applications and whether or not a portable recorder …
November 25, 2011
Portable digital recorders are quickly becoming the go to method for many musicians who want to record their jam sessions, rehearsals, or live performances. They provide outstanding quality and little hassle when quickly capturing musical inspiration. In addition they have become immensely popular among independent filmmakers, journalists, or even students who want to record lectures. The possibilities are endless and for that reason there are many recorders on the market today with varying degrees of functionality and price. For the audiophile in your life who wants one of these bad boys this holiday season, we are here to make it easy to pick just the right portable recorder.
BEST VALUE: Tascam DR-05
The Tascam DR-05 is great recorder for anyone who wants to get started recording audio on the go. It has XY condenser microphones, records to stereo MP3, and records up to 32 GB of audio. The 1/8” external microphone jack makes the DR-05 even …