Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording a narrative scene, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
So, if I've set my levels properly during rehearsal, a run through.…I usually don't have to do too much at all during the actual scene except to keep…a careful eye on the levels to make…sure they're not over modulating or getting too soft.…One thing to keep in mind, is that actors tend to rehearse at about a eight.…But when they go to performance, they often crank…the volume up a little bit to about a ten.…So, I'm usually looking out for those things right…at the top of a scene, but other than that.…I'm usually…able to just sit back and focus on the actual scene itself.…I'm looking out for little things like clothing noise or mic bumps, and…of course, I always want to be wearing headphones any time I'm recording dialog.…
So let's go ahead and take a listen to part of that scene, so you…can see what it sounds like, when you have hidden live mics on your actors.…>> Mr. Dalton sent me to collect your design.…Is it ready? I see. Well.…>> 6 p.m.…>> Is he sending you in here with scripted out dialog and everything?…
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