Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up to record a musical performance, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
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So now I just want to talk about a couple of different strategies…that you can use to record any live musical or other stage performance.…First off, we'll talk about plugging in.…One of the easiest ways to get quality audio from a live musical…event is to simply plug into the…pre-existing audio system that they already have.…More often than not, there's a musical performance…in the venue, they already have microphones and…audio equipment and even audio engineer there.…And in the best case scenarios, I'm able to show up with nothing more than…a couple of feet of XLR cable or maybe 20 to 60 feet of XLR cable.…
And plug in to their sound system and run it to my camera and all I have…to do is make sure that the level of…signal that I'm getting is appropriate for my camera.…So if it's mic or line I want to make sure I switch accordingly.…And sometimes I may occasionally…have to make an adjustment.…So a mixer really comes in handy for cleaning up…those signals as well as using your camera's Audio Trim feature.…
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