Clear sound: Recording drama

Hilary Salmon has worked on major BBC Dramas including Silk, Five Days, Desperate Romantics, Moses Jones and The Passion. She offers some practical and effective tips to help drama teams capture clear sound, so viewers can hear every word.

Sound problems are the single most consistent topic of viewer complaints. Hilary offers some practical and effective tips to help drama teams capture clear sound so viewers can hear every word.

She talks about actors mumbling their dialogue, dealing with characters that have strong accents and how a ‘virgin' can make all the difference in the edit.

"A sound mix is a very detailed job, not just a quick fix." – Hilary Salmon

These simple tips are part of the BBC's best practice guidance for TV audibility.

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