Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Equipment package for a narrative scene, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
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Now let's just take a look at a typical…package that I would take on a narrative shoot.…Starting with one of the chief things you want any…time recording narrative, you're going to need a boom pole.…The lighter weight, the better. But if it's heavier, not that big a deal.…But it will go a little bit easier on the…boom operator's arms if you have a light weight boom pole.…So boom pole is number one.…And along with the boom pole, you're also going to need a…shotgun microphone. This is going to be our chief microphone.…If I don't have any other mic at all, I'm…definitely going to want to have at least one good shotgun microphone.…
In this case, I've got the old workhorse Sennheiser MKH-416…microphone right here, with the wind foam on it of course.…And, in addition to that, I want to make sure that…I have a good shock mount on my boom pole.…And that's going to help take up any handling…noise, help if I'm moving around the boom, it's not going to get too noisy.…But not just any kind of shock mount.…I recommend that if you can afford it,…
recipesfor situations like conference panels, stage shows, and narrative dialog scenes. Anthony also shows you how to set up mixers, wireless mics, and booms, and make sure your camera is correctly set up to capture audio. He wraps up with troubleshooting tips covering a range of issues, from wind noise to echoes, and shows how to fix the problems you can't solve on set in post production.
- Hooking up a mixer
- Selecting the right mic for the job—table, lavalier, or boom
- Using wireless mics
- Hiding mics
- Mic'ing the crowd at an event
- Capturing the action up close
- Matching visual perspective to audio
- Dealing with background noise
- Reducing rumble, wind noise, and hiss in post