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Better Location Shooting by Paul Martingell

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Chapter 5

Location Audio

Location audio breaks down into two aspects for single camera shooting. One when you are working with a sound recordist as a two-man team and the other for when you are a one-man band, coping with camera, lights, and sound on your own (Figure 5.1).

Fig 5.1 Typical two-man crew location with Nigel Francis doing sound recording on an interview for BBC.

It also affects what equipment can be used as the two-man band sound kit will be considerably more comprehensive than that of a one-man band. But whether you are a single unit or working in a larger crew, the aim for audio is the same, to record the cleanest possible sound ...

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