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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

Understanding Wireless Video Production (Part Two)

What does it take to make a production set completely ready for wireless video? This article shows you how to get started.

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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

Understanding Wireless Video Production (Part One)

What does it take to make a production set completely ready for wireless video? This article shows you how to get started.

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Production Audio

Zoom H6 or Tascam DR-60D: Which is the better Sound Recorder?

Which is the better Sound Recorder: Zoom H6 or Tascam DR-60D? I try to compare the two from a lay person’s perspective.

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Driving Miss Digital

Grandma Moon Speaks: The Doppler Effect

Topics Covered: The Doppler Effect I don’t care if anybody gets it. I’m going as the Doppler effect. If I have to, I can demonstrate. NYEEEROOOOM – Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory The Doppler Effect is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source. It is not exclusive […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Grandma Moon Speaks: Loudness or Volume

Topics Covered: Loudness Phon and Sone Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it – John Lennon The above is a section of the song Black or White by Michael Jackson from three different releases. Same song, but mixed to sound louder with each passing release. Our perception of sound […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Grandma Moon Speaks: Harmonics

Topics Covered: Harmonic Fundamental Frequency Harmony I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to – Elvis Presley You might be thinking: So far every property we’ve seen about sound is subjective. How do people get a handle on it, then? Especially a mathematical handle. We get our ‘math fix’ with […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Grandma Moon Speaks: Timbre and Duration

Topics Covered: Timbre Duration Spectrum and Envelope Rhythm After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music – Aldous Huxley Sounds are complex waves: It is this complexity that gives us so much variety. Otherwise everything would sound like the ring tones from the first mobile phones! Question to ask yourself: If […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Grandma Moon Speaks: Pitch and Tone

Topics Covered: Pitch Tone You can actually have a pitch button, you know, to get people on pitch – Helena Bonham Carter   Are some frequencies more important than others? That’s the question one needs to ask if one wants to understand Pitch. Pitch is a sensation. Different frequencies affect us differently, and we assign […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Grandma Moon Speaks: Frequency Range of the Human Ear

Topics Covered: Audible Range of the Human Ear Audio or Sonic Range Ultrasonic and Infrasonic Frequencies I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and listen to the top 10 every night – Nelly Furtado The average […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Spatial Frequency

Topics Covered: Spatial Frequency Cycles vs Lines vs Dots per mm Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? – Leonardo da Vinci Very simply put, the number of lines that fit a certain space defines the spatial frequency of the lines. If one can cram in […]