True. As I said, for learning experiences or personal projects, this might be helpful advice. But young filmmakers will use what they learned in the early days, in later (presumably commercial) projects. These tutorials or advice columns are never marked as "for personal use" or "for experimenting". Often it says explicitly to use these tricks, when the clients budget is tight. I wish we could see filmmakers being educated as much in how to work in the film industry, how to respect the process of filmmaking, and what it means to be properly paid. With cheap tricks, we are not only diluting our own products, but also irreversibly change the viewing habits of the audience.
Everybody has to find their own way of course, but if you want to make it in the film industry you are not doing yourself a favour when cheapening the budgets. Quality filmmaking doesn't have to be overly expensive, but it requires a base set of skills and people.
thank you for your time and effort to create this video. I'd like to share my opinion.
While this video is definitely educational, especially when it comes to the different types of sounds, and the difference it makes from what angle and distance you record them, I disagree with the overall thinking behind this video.
In the ever evolving film industry we see more and more workarounds. Young filmmakers accept projects that they are not ready for, yet they think they are, because a website told them so. To be clear, I do not blame No Film School, I used to read through their articles quite a bit and am a strong proponent of auto-didactic filmmakers. But we used to not take on jobs, were the budget was so tight that it didn't even allow for a sound recordist. This is madness. The quality of the final product always suffers, along with the brand of the filmmaker being diluted. To tell young filmmakers: "No budget?, no problem!" is a dangerous thing. Of course we all have to find our way, and often it means to take things into your own hand or do a job, which brings you forward (!), for free. By all means: Do it and learn. But keep in mind for the future, that if you prioritise saving money over the quality of film, which after all is undebatably a team effort, you will hurt your own success and cheapen your products.