Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording a musical performance, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
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Now when you're recording a live musical event, the first…thing that's very important that you do is show up early.…Make sure you get set up, hook up all of your equipment.…A big concern with these type of events are buzzes…and hums, weird audio things, your line levels may not match.…If there's going to be a problem when…you're shooting an event chances are, 80% are…greater as far as I am concerned, that it's going to be an audio problem.…So you don't want to show up…10 minutes before a show and hook everything…up only to discover that you have a…crazy buzz or something else going on that…you can't correct, so that's the first thing.…
Engineer just showed up, the musical guy setting up inside,…and we went to go plug in and we discovered, for…whatever reason, the signal coming out is not working properly…going into our camera, so we're getting a lot of buzz.…The only thing he's got out is a little quarter inch to XLR and it's not…really working for us.…So we're going to have to improvise, and now we're going to go ahead and…
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