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Recording audio with no budget

Can anyone give me any tips on how to record audio ? I have no equipment or budget.

All i have is a DSC H300 camera. Although i have no budget, i can perhaps get a budget of 50$ TOPS!!!

The several possibilities in my mind are:

Get a cheap lavalier Audio-Technica ATR3350 mic.

Record sound with a smarthphone.

Record sound with some cheap voice recorder

Don't record on location sound at all and instead record EVERYTHING in post production. (If i choose this option i may or may not have the help of a friend of mine whose a sound engineer/producer/musician and has his own studio.)

What do you think i should do ? Any other possibilities/tips ?
 
I recommend a cheap shotgun mic ($28)like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Photog...1410697627&sr=1-2&keywords=shotgun+microphone

Then find an audio recorder ($60-ish), used on ebay, like this:

http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-DR-05-...qid=1410697798&sr=1-3&keywords=audio+recorder

I know that's over your budget or you can try some like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-ICD-BX11...id=1410697797&sr=1-10&keywords=audio+recorder

Make sure whatever you get for an audio recorder has a external mic jack.

Audio is very important. An audience will sit through underexposed or soft focus shots, but if they can't hear the dialogue, they will tune out in under a minute.

Scott
 
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