Award-winning video journalist Geert Verdickt (pictured) has joined up with Sennheiser to develop a series of tutorial videos dedicated to the subject of audio for video filmmakers. Four of the five videos in the series are already online, available both on Sennheiser’s website and on YouTube. “The video series is packed with useful tips on every aspect of audio for video, ranging from everyday situations to particularly challenging filming environments,” explained Oliver Ohrndorf, marketing manager professional at Sennheiser. “The tutorials are aimed at video journalists, video filmmakers and amateurs who want to enhance their video images with excellent sound. Geert Verdickt is not only an outstanding video filmmaker but also an entertainer who is able to inspire and motivate his audience.” Throughout the series, Verdickt will cover wireless audio recording, choosing the right microphone, recording with DSLR cameras and using shotgun microphones, as well as tips and tricks for avoiding proximity effect and reducing wind noise. For each episode, there will also be a chance for viewers to win three combinations of an MKE 600, Sennheiser‘s new video shotgun microphone and a set of classic HD 25-II headphones. The winners will be drawn from all the correct answers submitted. “If you’re asking me ‘What is the most underestimated power of filmmaking?’ that would be sound,” said Verdickt. www.sennheiser.co.uk
LMC Audio hosting Yamaha CL series training
Taking place at LMC London on Tuesday 12 March and LMC Birmingham on Wednesday 13 March, the days will feature senior Yamaha technical staff discussing and demonstrating the many features of the CL series consoles and Rio i/o racks, as well as CL Editor software and the StageMix iPad app.