My role will be the sound mixer, and I will have my own boom operator.
1. What are the typical commands that will be said to me/I should say to others?
2. What should I be doing, as well as what should I NOT be doing?
3. Equipment-wise, is it better to record sound separately, or onto the camera?
4. Most importantly, however, is what brand of DAT or any kind of external audio recorder that can take xlr or 1/4" inputs from a mixer would you suggest within the price range of 100-300 dollars? I don't need timecode as we'll probably mark it via slate clapping. I definitely cannot afford the $1k tascams that everyone recommends. Do you think inputting the sound into a laptop through a standard 1/8" mic input would sound good, or will there be a noticable degradation of sound?
Edited by ochopatas, 07 September 2006 - 10:24 PM.