Want to know a bit more about microphones and what the right choice might be at the right time? After all, sometimes a shotgun or a lavalier may not work. In this movie, audio professor Jeff Jacoby goes over some microphone options that might not be so obvious, but might solve a critical issue on location.
- In this movie, we'll take a look…at some more microphone options…that you might consider when all else fails.…If you find yourself here without looking…at the other microphone related movies in this course,…I'd suggest you start with a movie called Shotguns,…and then Lavaliers.…They will set you up nicely for this one.…On a shoot, they'll be those times…when you need to do something out of the ordinary…to capture the sound that you want.…Maybe you don't have enough crew…to use a shotgun on a boom pole,…or maybe the lav is picking up too much clothing rustle,…or maybe, for what ever reasons,…those two choices just won't cut it…in the situation you're in.…
That's why it pays to bring another choice or two.…I never go out on set without three microphones,…a shotgun on a pole, several lavaliers,…with my wireless kits,…and then, a simple handheld microphone or two.…This classic looking mic, for example,…looks like an ice cream cone.…It's easy to use. It's durable,…and it's tasty, too.…It picks up sound from nearby and in front.…
This series, Capturing Audio for Video, demystifies sound capture, offering professional insights along with practical tips and tricks. In this introductory installment, Professor Jeff Jacoby shows how to plan a shoot with sound in mind, choose microphones, and adjust camera settings and audio hardware to capture the best results. These tutorials are easy to follow and apply, fun to watch, and enormously helpful for video producers and directors.
- How to "think" in audio
- How to choose microphones
- How to set up a boom mic
- How to set up your camera and cables
- How to work with sound recorders and mixers