Chapter 7, "Building the Location Sound Kit," while it does include the microphone, there are other things that it takes to put together a solid toolbox to help you get great field recordings and this chapter takes you through them. Chapter 8, "CYA Tips," is needed because sound production usually is a one-shot affair and there are certain rules that need to be addressed so that you can cover all of your bases.
Chapter 9, "Hearing Sound," is important especially when it comes time for post-production and having the right tools in place will make sure that you hear the sound that you need to hear. Chapter 10, "Making and Recording Sound," takes a look at the software that you will need to create and edit your sounds. Here you will look at hardware and especially how to choose the right software for your particular use.
Chapter 11, "Make Sound Sound Better," is all about those add-ons that will help improve your sound. These include audio effects, tools to analyze your sound, and in general, plug-ins to improve your recordings. Chapter 12, "Audio-Post Workflow Tips," looks at ways to develop an approach to working with audio that makes sense, is efficient, and develops your creativity.
Chapter 13, "Voiceover," is about dialog and in video it is the dialog that rules. Here you will learn all about the methods of capturing and making the most out of dialogue. Chapter 14, "Recording ADR and Walla," shows you how to work with automatic dialogue replacement (ADR) and recording the background voices in scenes that contain crowds (Walla).
Chapter 15, "Editing Dialog," is all about improving the dialogue that you have captured. Through these post-production techniques you will see how to make the voice tracks even better through the use of a variety of editing and sound-shaping tools. Chapter 16, "Sound Effects," usually have to be added in post-production because the ones recorded on location are not loud enough to make it to the finished mix. This chapter looks at everything you need to make quality background sounds.