My Mic Sounds Nice …Check One, Two, Three!

Check One!—People

Look at the scenario, script, etc., and think about how many people you have to record at the same time, how those people will be situated, and what types of mics you have at your disposal. For example, if you have three people talking around a table, you could cover their dialog in several different ways. The simplest way if you have a small package is to just have a boom op cover whoever is speaking at any given moment. For the greatest control over the audio in a three-way conversation, putting lavs on all three speakers and feeding the audio into a mixer would allow you to set each individual’s ideal level. If you have a larger group of people, say six or ...

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