Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up to record a speaker or panel, part of Video Production Techniques: Location Audio Recording.
Now for purposes of this demonstration, I'm…going to be having the speaker miced up with…the wireless loud mic that's running to my mixer, which is running into my camera.…Then I'm also going to be using a shotgun mic directly on the camera going in.…And the main reason I'm doing that is because I want to pick up a little more…of the ambiance of the room, the reaction…of the people as he's giving his presentation.…However, if the reactions of those audience members weren't as important…for what I wanted to record and I wanted to get a nice, clean signal.…In the very best case scenario, I'm often able…to plug into the live mix from the room.…
So when you're shooting in a room like this,…they have their own sound system more often than not.…And often, if I'm very lucky, there will also be an audio engineer with a mixer.…So I'm able to just plug into that mixing board, or plug…into the AB system in the room and then run than audio…directly to my mixer. So that's what I have right here.…I've now plugged into the room and now I can just run that audio.…
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