3 Tips For More Organized Audio in Post

Sound effects don't have to become a tangle mess of tracks when you lay then down in post.

If you work with sound and audio in post-production, things can get really complicated really fast, especially if you're working on a big project that requires a lot of tracks. But editor Dan Bernard has shared a video with three tips that can help keep you more organized and efficient in post.

One of the biggest culprits of low efficiency is disorganization, which is why it's so important to have a clean and clear post-production workflow when you're dealing with such a high volume of media and assets. Though there are many ways to achieve this, Bernard's three tips are super easy and quick ways to speed things up:

  • Label and name your tracks
  • Lock your clips in time before you move them
  • Use bus tracks to keep your effects in one place

Like pretty much anything, a bit of planning can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. I highly suggest sitting down before every project to take a bird's-eye view of it—mapping out your assets and planning your approach (and yeah, labeling every damn thing) so that when it comes time to dig in and get to work, your process won't be impeded by avoidable things, like locating and replacing the media you need.

How do you stay organized when working in post? What are some simple tweaks other editors could make to speed up their workflow? Let us know in the comments below!

Author: V Renee
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Lav Miking Techniques

This fantastic video from Izzy Hyman is great not just for filmmaking, but for any time you need to mic somebody up and the lav can't be in the shot. I'm not a huge fan of lavs, even less so when they have to be hidden, but if you shoot video, or you're getting into audio, at some point you're going to have to do some of these techniques. The triangle tape trick has been one of the most useful to me, and if you've never seen it or used it before, you should absolutely try it the next time you need to hide a lav. You can also use little adhesive discs or mic concealers that are made specifically for this purpose like these here and here, though there are plenty of times where some regular old tape can do the trick just fine.

If you've got more techniques not mentioned in the video, be sure to share them in the comments!


Author: Joe Marine, No Film School

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