Microphone Tips For Recording Great Audio In Your Videos

Here’s another fun video tutorial for you in our Year of the Video series! This one is all about how to ensure you have excellent AUDIO when recording your videos. There’s nothing worse than coming across what appears to be an excellent video that you really want to watch… but it has terrible audio quality. Most people will click off in a nanosecond!

In fact, people will long forgive bad video quality (e.g. grainy, wobbly) but they won’t forgive bad audio. With the inexpensive microphones available today, there’s no reason not to capture top quality audio… even from your smartphone!

In the video below, Emmy award® winning director David Gumpel and his wife Catherine Hedden from Films About Me share their top microphone tips to help you record better videos. Be sure to listen to the whole video for David’s NUMBER ONE tip for audio! It’s a goodie. :)

Recommended microphone – for smartphones too!

David and Catherine recommend this affordable mic: the Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. It comes with little clips and a windscreen and is a mere $17 from Amazon.com!

audio technica microphone

Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. Just $17 on Amazon!

You will need an ADAPTER to use with your smartphone. David recommends this one:

Sescom smartphone mic adaptor

Smartphone microphone adaptor

You can find links to the recommended microphone and smartphone adaptor – along with other cool gear – on Films About Me’s Pinterest page.

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Learn directly from Mari, David and Catherine in our brand new online training course called Video Success Secrets – runs February 12th and 14th. More details here.

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