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#1 Craig Bryant

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

Hi,

My first question.

I am filming a promo video for a live band this weekend and they require short interviews with themselves and with the crowd as the day and the live music goes on.

I have a Rode NTG2, Shure SM58, SM57, Rode Video Mic, Electrovoice ND967 microphones.

Which one should I use? I want one on the camera (probably the Rode Video Mic) and one in the interviewers hand who will interview the band/attendees in a q&a style.

Any advice?
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:58 PM

Hi,

My first question.

I am filming a promo video for a live band this weekend and they require short interviews with themselves and with the crowd as the day and the live music goes on.

I have a Rode NTG2, Shure SM58, SM57, Rode Video Mic, Electrovoice ND967 microphones.

Which one should I use? I want one on the camera (probably the Rode Video Mic) and one in the interviewers hand who will interview the band/attendees in a q&a style.

Any advice?


The shotgun won't be worth much except for making your rig look more pro, which can be valuable! Go with the SM-58 handheld (with foam pop filter) for getting the audience and band interviews-- if it's the classic 58 you won't mind it getting banged up and vomited on at a rock club. If you can, get ahold of a Zoom H4n, and don't trust the feed from the venues mixing board. Use its onboard mics. You might also want some kind of hand-held light, since lighting is usually horrible in audiences. Also, I recommend getting on the stage with the band and getting cool closeups from extreme angles. The tripod from the corner look is never too interesting -- it gets boring really quick! Hope you have fun and get some good stuff!
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

The shotgun won't be worth much except for making your rig look more pro, which can be valuable! Go with the SM-58 handheld (with foam pop filter) for getting the audience and band interviews-- if it's the classic 58 you won't mind it getting banged up and vomited on at a rock club. If you can, get ahold of a Zoom H4n, and don't trust the feed from the venues mixing board. Use its onboard mics. You might also want some kind of hand-held light, since lighting is usually horrible in audiences. Also, I recommend getting on the stage with the band and getting cool closeups from extreme angles. The tripod from the corner look is never too interesting -- it gets boring really quick! Hope you have fun and get some good stuff!


Great I actually own an H4N, I've had it for 3 years and love it for recording live music. I've recorded lots of live bands but never had to do the interview thing as well :)
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

Awesome. The 58 will cut out most of the background noise, as long as the people being interviewed keep it relatively close to their mouths. Even if it's down by their chest it'll work well.
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