Sound for Video Session: Aiming Mics, Loudness, and Batteries

In this week's sound for video session, we addressed several questions:

  • Should I aim my boom mic at the talent's mouth or at their chest?
  • What are the loudness wars and are they over?
  • Tell us about batteries: Sony NP-F/L Type and Anton Bauer
  • How come when I loudness normalize audio clips, sometimes their peaks hit -3dB and sometimes they hit -6dB? Is this right?

This was our first week trying this on YouTube since Google Hangouts on Air is going away. A few lessons learned. Talk with you again next week!