Yeah, I reckon there's already one of these, but to chuck another on the pile...
I've been out of the narrative filming game for a while now, I haven't had much of a chance to film anything since the collab I did with my friend called "True Crime", so when he came over for the easter holidays I snapped up the opportunity to actually do some filming. I wrote a script in a day, edited over another two... and shot it today. I focused on visuals, attempted to focus on directing the actor(s) and completely forgot about audio. It's been that long since a shoot, that I forgot about the goddamn audio.
Needless to say, using crappy audio equipment might ruin a film, but even those crappy pieces of equipment can be used effectively (in a pinch). This is more of a side "advice" type thing: Don't bother buying expensive mics and recorders if you're only gonna chuck them on the camera and forget about them.
Remember that audio is the thing that can ruin your film. A poorly framed shot is something one can overlook... but lalalala audio isn't.
Anyway, just a quick rant