The Wonder List

I just finished watching episode 1 of “The Wonder List”, Bill Weir’s storytelling series on CNN. The series was filmed by Philip Bloom in a documentary style in places many of us will never have a chance to visit. Still, these places are at a cross road as Weir says as he challenges us to … Read more

Audio Phase Demo

This is a quick demonstration video showing how in-phase signals add and out-of-phase signals cancel each other. I used identical copies of the same source audio for the simplest demonstration.

New Audio for Video Basics course video

I recently taught a course on audio for video for Littleton Community Television, the Littleton, MA community access cable TV station. We covered microphone characteristics, selection, placement and stereo techniques along with other audio sources, general camera settings, audio in Final Cut Pro X, FCP X’s audio tools, a little ear training and some tips … Read more

Work without interruption

Mac OS X loads an agent called imagent that supports iChat, Facetime, Mail and other apps that access your contacts and either interact with IM services or show buddy status from IM services. For audio and video production uses this is more than an annoyance. You really don’t want iChat or Facetime magically coming to … Read more