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Audio for Single Camera Operation by Tony Grant

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11 Mics: use of clip mic for seated interview

This is often the preferred mic for single person operation, simply due to its size and weight. In an exceptionally noisy environment, it may be the only way to achieve intelligible results, by positioning the mic relatively close to the interviewee's mouth. However, there are several other factors to consider which may influence your choice.

Although their size and weight make them relatively easy to conceal, you'll frequently find that (a) clothing fabrics and fashions may not allow you to do so; and (b) people lacking in television experience may not appreciate the necessity of re-arranging their clothing to accommodate being ‘wired for sound’.

Fabrics and fashions

Many synthetic fabrics (especially ...

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