As with all video productions, getting your sound right is crucial for an interview. It’s said that we’re more likely to put up with bad visuals than bad sound, so it’s important to get it right. And it’s not fair on your interviewee to have to go through everything again because you didn't get it right first time.
Here we’ll go through the best ways to capture the audio and make sure you get the best sound you can.
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