The Audio-Video Relationship

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot of people in the video production industry talking about the relationship between audio and video and their affect on one another. How many of us think about audio as being secondary to video in our productions and projects? Do we think that audio is………

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Don Greening is the owner and both senior editor and videographer for Reeltime Videoworks. His arts background as a classical musician and composer gives him an uncompromising eye and ear for detail that is very important in video production. Don also hones his technical skills by updating them through courses at Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.

  • Steve Arndt

    I completely agree. I have always been nonplussed whenever I have been on a film crew, and everyone gives top priority to the camera department, but gives sound second priority.

    In fact, I can almost always spot a rooky director by how much priority he gives his sound. The rookies are always hobnobbing with their DOP, and rarely even ask how takes are for the sound department before printing a take. This method is almost as reliable as carbon dating. Never fails.

    The experienced directors always ask sound how the take was, and if they don’t get a thumbs up, they go again.

    People always say, “We can fix it in post.”. I dare say, you don’t fix it in post, you DEAL WITH IT IN POST.

    Any director that does not respect their sound department does so at his/her own peril. The ones that have been around the block a few times know better.

    That’s just my 2 cents.


    • Your point of view is worth much more than .02. Thanks for the feedback, Steve.

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