Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with background noise, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
Now one of the issues you're going to have to…contend with, especially when you're location shooting, is background noise.…Now we have enough money to rent this space for the…day, but we don't have quite have enough money to completely buy…the joint out and shut it down, so we have to…contend with every day transactions, and the comings and goings of customers.…So that means, we want to take some steps to minimize that background…noise so that we can still record any dialogue that we want to record.…The biggest thing that…you can do is to use a shotgun microphone that's directional.…What the shotgun microphone will do is it won't eliminate the background noise, but…it will make the voice of your…subject much more prominent than the background noise.…
You want to be careful about where you point your shotgun mic because it…will make a big difference in the amount of background noise you pick up.…Sometimes you'll want to experiment with micing from above, below, and the side to…see if you get better acoustics when you lower the mic.…
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