HIDDEN CAMERA SOUND CAPTURE?
Posted 13 September 2007 - 11:12 PM
Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:42 PM
Obviously the sound quality from an omni will be quite different from conventional movie shotgun mikes with tight polar pattens so you might need to consider this kind of thing as well. An omni mic will pick up a lot more room tone etc.
Posted 15 September 2007 - 02:50 PM
Think of situations in a room like on THE REAL WORLD ON MTV i want to have hidden cams setup and be able to hear what is going on , I am shooting this in NEWPORT BEACH in ORANGE COUNTY and have no experience in this department of hidden camera sound techniques, I would be interested in someone who could offer their
I've not seen this tv programme but I'm guessing this is a bit like big brother or something and the people know they are being filmed and are in a controlled environment.
If you have complete control of the environment you can alter the acoustics of the room. Add soft furnishings etc. You can also do things like give people a sofa to sit on but hide more directional microphones to pick up sound from the sofa as you know they may be there.
In that kind of environment you could have a sound mixer with a number of directional and omnidirectional microphones and switch microphones as people move about the space so you get people as close as possible to a microphone.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:53 PM