Just an enthousiast
Yeah, just like 3D. Nobody makes 3D movies anymore... Wait, that's not right. VR is not a fad, it's a new way of telling stories. 3D may only add dimension, but VR changes your perspective. I don't think VR is going to overtake movies and make them obsolete, just like how theater didn't die once movies went into full swing. Electronic music didn't kill live performances, hell CD's couldn't even kill vinyl. VR is just a cool new medium. It's the glorious bastard child of films and games.
I think the Blue screen is for the green woman and they used a Green screen for the blue man. I'm not sure, but I thought "Oh right, she's green so it makes sense to use a blue screen" when I saw the picture in the article.
I would recommend you purchase a Zoom H4n which should be about $160,-. Every beginning filmmaker should own one. You simply need a recorder that has XLR and phantom power. I bought mine in my teens and it still serves me right. There's no cheaper alternative that I could recommend.
When I bought my H4n I also bought the Rode NTG2 for $260,-. The signal is very soft and needs to be processed in audio software before it can be used in an edit. It sounds very professional though. You're just starting out and if you're filming for yourself the practice is more important than having the best gear, so for a mic I would recommend getting something half decent and not invest the full $260,- I did. If you're in Europe you're in luck, because Thomann.de has the t.bone line which are decent quality mics for quarter the price of the pro gear. They have yet to disappoint me.
This I didn't know Craig. That makes my work-around redundant.
I mostly change the sequence settings, but I find it pretty annoying that you can't use Warp Stabalizer in Premiere when the sequence settings don't match the original footage. When I want to stabalize, I pillarbox and later export to the required aspect ratio.
I have found simple equalisation and compression can very much change the quality of the sound. There are effects right there in Premiere and (other NLE's too, probably) to do this. I would recommend using audio software to edit your audio. Reaper is a good free solution.
The sound sounds quite boomy. If you can localise the loud frequencies and turn them down that would be a great start. You can use compression to make his speech sound more even. I hope this helps.