The Audio Signal
The further you get into editing film and video, the more you realize audio, not always the image, is the key to making your film appear “professional.” Viewers are often more lenient about the images they see versus the audio they hear. At the base of any good audio mix is well captured audio. DO NOT simply brush aside audio recording in favor of the images. If your audio is recorded properly on set, you’ll have great flexibility when it comes to mixing in post production. If not properly recorded, you’ll most likely have few or no options.