Now like I said, traditionally, a narrative scene like this would be covered with the boom pole. But even then, sometimes you can't get a boom in certain spots. In that case, you might find it useful to hide some live mics on set, to pick up certain lines of dialog, or to cover certain action, depending on what your blocking is. In this particular scene, our actor is going to walk over to that window and turn around and look out. I can't really get a good boom angle from the back of his head if he's facing that way, and still be in position to pick up my other actor, who's also in the scene.
So, in this case, we're going to hide a live mic just behind that cabinet over my shoulder. It's going to be out of the scene, but still pick up this audio, crystal clear. But remember, you can hide a live mic anywhere on set, as long as it's close enough to the actor's mouth, for the proximity of the mic, and as long as it's not seen on camera.
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