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Hierarchy of Mic Techniques Method to the Madness
The Basic Hierarchy <ul><li>Boom </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Mic </li></ul><ul><li>Lavalier (body worn) </li></ul><ul><li>Wire...
Overhead Boom <ul><li>Most natural dialogue and SFX </li></ul><ul><li>Natural perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Mic placement ...
Boom from below <ul><li>Slightly more bass </li></ul><ul><li>Frame lines are difficult due to zooming </li></ul>
Plant Mics <ul><li>Mics planted in place </li></ul><ul><li>Can be hidden outside of frame or actually in the shot </li></u...
Lavalier Mics <ul><li>Fixed perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Problems: clothing noise, body noise </li></ul><ul><li>Limitatio...
Wireless  Microphones <ul><li>All the problems of lavaliers </li></ul><ul><li>Add problems of RF interference </li></ul><u...
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Hierarchy Of Microphone Techniques

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Hierarchy Of Microphone Techniques

  1. 1. Hierarchy of Mic Techniques Method to the Madness
  2. 2. The Basic Hierarchy <ul><li>Boom </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Mic </li></ul><ul><li>Lavalier (body worn) </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Lavalier (radio mic) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overhead Boom <ul><li>Most natural dialogue and SFX </li></ul><ul><li>Natural perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Mic placement is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Be aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Use mic angle and distance to balance actors </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boom from below <ul><li>Slightly more bass </li></ul><ul><li>Frame lines are difficult due to zooming </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plant Mics <ul><li>Mics planted in place </li></ul><ul><li>Can be hidden outside of frame or actually in the shot </li></ul><ul><li>Can be any mic: shotgun, lavalier </li></ul><ul><li>Can be condenser, ENG, or dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Use EQ so as to match sound of Boom Mic </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lavalier Mics <ul><li>Fixed perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Problems: clothing noise, body noise </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations of movement due to cable </li></ul><ul><li>Time consuming to rig </li></ul><ul><li>Intrusive to rig </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to mix multiple mics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wireless Microphones <ul><li>All the problems of lavaliers </li></ul><ul><li>Add problems of RF interference </li></ul><ul><li>Uses lots of batteries </li></ul><ul><li>Careful antenna placement </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive to rent </li></ul>

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