Just wanted to show you a quick guide to micing a child’s helmet. This work such a treat! The pack could have been hidden in the helmet as well but it was a bit uncomfortable for her so with help form makeup and costume we hid it in her long hair and in the back of her hood…..
These are what different recording formats on the Sound Devices 688 / 633 and 664.
The different modes are Wav poly / wav poly (ISO Only) / wav poly (LR Only) / wav poly (X1X2) / MP3 (LR) / MP3 (X1X2) / wav mono / Wav Mono (ISO only). All of these only work if you record enable the relevant tracks.
The sennheiser G3 is the best (in my opinion) bet for anyone starting out and needing a good solid wireless system. You can watch the video for the full explination but in short:
I was asked about what windjammer I have. I don’t have any experience with the top end models for the Cyclone or the Cinela range but I do love my Rycote Super shield for being able to fit in my pelicase.
Often on shoots, especially drama, you need to hide your transmitters, but often some people have complained about range issues in certain positions.
This is usually because the body is taking out and blocking the signal being sent. This is also to do with if the antenna of the TX pack is touching the actual skin of the talent. When this happens your radio mic signal range will be impacted.
To protect our microphones from wind noise and distortion, so we have to slow the air down so it doesn’t distort the sound. Now depending on the level on wind protection you need there are different solutions and in the video below i discuss the foam to windjammer and deadcat.
This is a collection of sound mixer/recorder I can find/remember/google so please do comment below if you want another one added. Feel free to bookmark this page for easy manual reference in the future.