Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting audio in extreme wide shots, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
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One of the challenges that you may face…when you're location audio recording are wide shots.…The problem is simply that the shot is too wide to get…a boom anywhere near close engouh to get good audio from this distance.…So that means you're going to need a wireless microphone.…The only problem with that is that wireless microphones do tend to…be expensive items, so they're often one of the last things that people…add to their kit.…Instead I want to share with you a quick down and dirty solution that you can…use that may work for you in many circumstances where you have a wide shot…like this And that is using a smart phone, or a small audio recorder just…like the one, that I have in my pocket, that's recording my audio right now.…
This is the iphone, TASCAM PCM Recorder is the name of the app.…And the…reason I like this particular recorder app over the built in app…on the iphone, is that it allows me greater control over the audio.…So I can manually set my levels as well as even…EQ and has a limiter and other professional audio features built in.…
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