No matter how visually good a video or animation might be, if the people watching it can't understand what it says, your message might not get through to them. A good video requires a balance between audio and visuals.
A lot of things can get in the way of good audio for a video, wind, bad acoustics, low quality recording tools, and your own voice. But dont worry, I'm gonna show you a few tips and tricks on recording some good audio for little to no cost.
These tips just might help improve the overall quality of your videos and teach you a thing or two about producing.
This is by no means professional advice, just some advice from a kid who likes to make videos and reads from the internet a lot.
Step 1: Choosing a room
First thing you wanna do is look for a quiet and tranquil room to work in. Family members can create a lot of noise so if you feel they are interfering with your work, try closing some doors and windows and ask them politely to keep it down. Its a good idea to have things set up, and record when there's no one around.
When choosing a room its best to look for:
- Four walls
- Medium sized. A bedroom or small garage is good. Something bigger than a simple bathroom.
- A carpeted floor would be ideal, since it would absorb most of the sound. Concrete or tiles floors can also work, depending on the type.
- Wood doors
- Try to avoid hardwood floors, as they will reflect sounds too much.
- Glass windows can also mess with acoustics. If you have glass windows with fabric curtains, closing them might help the acoustics. (Plastic curtains might also help, but they still reflect sound to an extent.
- If you have a closet, the doors might also affect the acoustics if they occupy a large part of the room, but most of them don't have a significant effect. Some metal doors can reflect sound too much.