Audio Basics for Filming Videos

Ready to Feel Confident Using Your Microphone and External Recorder to Capture High Quality Audio?

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If your microphone and audio settings overwhelm you, this course will teach you how to consistently capture great audio to complement your videos.

In this course I simplify all the technical jargon so you feel empowered and know exactly how to capture high quality audio every time you film. Find out more about what's covered in the course by watching the following video.

No one wants to watch a video with bad audio.

This course will teach you how to capture high quality sound no matter what gear you use or where you are recording.

One of the most important assets to a good video is high quality sound (both dialogue and effects) but audio is also one of the last things people think about when they hit record. Let's fix that!

This course will teach you:

  • where to properly place your microphone when recording
  • how to choose & modify your recording environment
  • what types of microphones are best for different styles or formats of videos
  • how to setup & use external recording devices
  • which microphones & recording accessories you should buy

Whether you're filming on the move or stationary on a set, by the end of this course you will know how to capture high quality audio.


This course is for you if you've asked...

  • If I use my phone to record, can I still get high quality audio?
  • How do I sync audio from an external recorder to my video during editing?
  • Should I use a lavalier, shotgun, or broadcast style microphone?
  • Where are my audio levels supposed to be peaking at?
  • What's the best microphone to buy if I'm on a budget?

Your Instructor

Caleb Wojcik
Caleb Wojcik

Caleb has been making videos for himself and his clients since 2010. He’s a “read the manual” type of nerd and a recovering camera gear addict. Over the years he has helped thousands of people make better videos. He knows not everyone can afford to hire a professional to show up & film great videos for them, so he started teaching people how to do it on their own.

Caleb has filmed the NHL, MLB, NCAA basketball, the Rose Bowl, weddings, commercials, book trailers, and plenty of web videos of online entrepreneurs (such as Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, and Chris Guillebeau). He help co-found, but left there in 2014 to start a video production company and teach video production at

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Course Curriculum

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“For my YouTube videos, sales page videos, and even online course videos Caleb has always made sure the audio is top notch. As a podcaster, this is super important to me, and Caleb knows exactly how to make sure things not only look great, but sound superb, too.”

- Pat Flynn, Founder of Smart Passive Income

"I’ve worked with Caleb for several years on numerous video projects and have always been impressed with the quality of the finished product, especially the audio. When it came time for me to buy my own microphone and other audio gear I went straight to Caleb for what to buy. Delivering professional level quality to my clients is paramount and I trust Caleb to help me make sure that happens."

- Darrell Vesterfelt, Founder, Good People

“Caleb is my go-to source whenever I have an audio or video question. (Especially when it comes to which gear to buy and which to avoid.) He is a wealth of knowledge and explains things in a way that’s helpful and actionable.”

- Jason Zook, Co-Founder, Wandering Aimfully

“Whenever I have a question about getting better audio, specifically for video, I ask Caleb. He always knows the right equipment to buy and even how to set everything up correctly. Caleb is responsible for how professional my podcast and videos sound. He helped me choose the right microphones, preamps, and audio interfaces. And he also helped me fine tune my settings to get the audio just right for my studio space. Needless to say, Caleb knows his stuff. That’s why he’s the only one I trust when it comes to getting high-quality audio and video.”

- Matt Giovanisci, Founder, Money Lab


Frequently Asked Questions

Couldn't I find this information on YouTube or something for free?
It is possible. I myself have made a lot of free content on this subject. However, this course is tailored to provide you what you need in a streamlined curriculum. You won't have to waste time searching, watching ads, or listening to conflicting information trying to figure out what's right.
I don't want to buy any new gear. Will this course still be useful?
Yes! While module four does cover which equipment I'd recommend using, the rest of the course is full of techniques, tips, and tricks to get the best audio you can out of your existing audio gear.
What if I already know everything that is covered in this curriculum?
This course is not for you. But if you are looking forward to progress your skills check out my courses on video editing or full video production at
When does this course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to this course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.