March 27, 2017 at 5:05AM


Total newbie: what mic for my scenario?

Hi guys. I'm not even sure what to search for in the internet... documentary mic? Interview mic?

Following scenario: my girlfriend is a wedding planner and we will be scouting new venues soon. We want to film her walking around checking out the premises inside and outside. So I will be filming her with a DSLR (well, it is a Lumix G7 to be precise) and she will be commenting something along the lines of "...oh here we have a nice pool. And the garden is quite spacious to have BBQs. ...the bedrooms are in style X..." and so on.
We might also through a couple of interviews with the owners into the mix.

What kind of microphone would I look for?
Something attached to the camera?
Or something attached to her recording to a separate device...?

I'm after something that is easy to use as it is our first recording ever.


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Will she be facing the camera every time she speaks ?

If she won't be then you will want to use a LAV and a wireless set-up, or a small recorder that she can hide in a pocket.

March 27, 2017 at 6:30PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Great ideas. Suggestions on indie student budget for Wireless?.
I have a Sony lapel mic.
(Still picking up certain nomenclature.)

December 15, 2017 at 1:44PM


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