Belgium-based video journalist and filmmaker Geert Verdickt has teamed up with audio specialist Sennheiser to develop a series of online tutorial videos aimed at helping filmmakers achieve the best possible audio for video.
In a total of five episodes, Verdickt will show ambitious filmmakers how to record optimum sound for their videos. From September 19th onwards, a new tutorial video will go online every two weeks at www.sennheiser.com/audioforvideo.
“The video series is packed with useful tips on every aspect of audio for video, ranging from everyday situations to particularly challenging filming environments,” explained Oliver Ohrndorf, marketing manager, Professional at Sennheiser. “The tutorials are aimed at video journalists, video filmmakers and amateurs who want to enhance their video images with excellent sound. Geert Verdickt is not only an outstanding video filmmaker but also an entertainer who is able to inspire and motivate his audience.
The subjects dealt with in the tutorials include wireless audio recording, choosing the right microphone, recording with DSLR cameras and using shotgun microphones, as well as tips and tricks for avoiding proximity effect and reducing wind noise.
Each tutorial also offers participants a chance to win a prize by answering a question on the subject. For each episode, there will be an opportunity to win three combinations of an MKE 600, Sennheiser‘s new video shotgun microphone and a set of classic HD 25-II headphones. The winners will be drawn from all the correct answers submitted.
Verdickt’s achievements have won him a number of international awards, as well as invitations to congresses, workshops and trade fairs, where he talks about his work. He also gives workshops for numerous television companies. “If you’re asking me ‘What is the most underestimated power of filmmaking?’ that would be sound,” he commented. “For me, filmmaking is where the eye meets the ear to reach out for the heart.”
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