Sound is one of those invisible things that very often takes a lower priority during production precisely because ... yup, it’s invisible.
It is still possible to get decent sound for your micro budget film if you plan well and have a few basic tools on hand during production. Here are some things to consider to get good, solid sound on your next project.
When you endeavour to make a short film with a micro budget (or none at all), you are taking on some interesting challenges. Every aspect of your production is a series of compromises, and the sound department is no different.
This article is geared specifically for the rookie filmmakers, with concepts and tips written with the assumption that they are about to make their first short film, and are looking for low or no-cost ways to get usable sound to tell the story. I make some gross generalizations, and only touch on some topics that people have spent lifetimes studying.