Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the types of microphones for video shooting, part of Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shooting.
In this movie, I'm going to give you an introduction to the wonderful world of microphones.…But before we can get into the various types of microphones, we need to have a clear understanding…of how each type of mic records audio, otherwise known as the mic's pickup pattern.…Think of pickup pattern the same way you think of various prime lenses.…Each type of lens, wide, telephoto, or normal, capture the certain amount of the scene visually,…where each type of mic pickup pattern, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, or Omni, captures audio in a different way.…
So let's break down each of those patterns.…First up, we're going to talk about Omnidirectional mics.…The word omni means all in Latin, so Omnidirectional-- or omni mics for short--are mics that pick…up sound equally in all directions.…So that means sounds coming from the rear, the sides and the front and the back are all…heard equally prominent on the soundtrack regardless of which direction they are coming from.…Now because of this lack of focus, most Omni mics are pretty much only suited to recording…
AuthorAnthony Q. Artis
- Exploring the different types of video cameras
- Understanding how to focus
- Shooting with shallow depth of field
- Understanding exposure
- Using ND filters to correct overexposure
- Using gain to brighten an underexposed shot
- Choosing the right shutter speed
- White-balancing a shot
- Working with a tripod
- Shooting handheld
- Using a boom microphone
- Setting up a 4-point lighting scene
- Using corrective gels
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started in Video
2. Camera Essentials
3. Moving the Camera
4. Audio Essentials
5. Lighting Essentials
Using corrective gels9m 11s
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