Chapter 13Add-Ons

Handheld Microphone

The handheld mic is used primarily for the “reporter on location” type of commentary or interview. You’ve probably all seen “streeters,” as they’re called—a reporter holding the mic, moving it back and forth, asking questions to passers-by and talking to camera. Like any other application, there is a right and wrong type of mic for the job. Just because you can hold a mic in your hand doesn’t make it a handheld mic! It’s embarrassing when a reporter is holding an ME 66 shotgun microphone six inches away from his or her mouth. It looks and sounds like crap!

Figure 13.1

There are dynamic handheld microphones ...

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