Let's go over what interviews are and what you need to get the job done.1
Types of Interviews
Interviews come in many shapes and sized. In this section we go over all different types of interviews and what to look out for.7
It Starts With the Microphone
Sound comes down to following signal flow, which starts at the Microphone. Andrew Jones from Deity Microphones stops by talk about how to pick the right microphone for your interview.4
Here Comes the Boom
Special Shoutout to K-Tek, our sponsor who loaned us a few boom poles for this shoot. Learn some boom pole basics as well as which one you should purchase.2
This section is all about having the grip equipment do the work for you.4
Wireless Audio Concepts
Andrew Jones from Deity Wireless stops by to discuss wireless audio basics.3
Recording and Sync
Let's go over all the different options when it comes to recording mediums.4
It is all about listening. Let's talk monitoring and what to do if more people need to listen.3
Sound Concepts To Consider
These are some of my Golden Rules of Recording Sound for Interviews. You will not want to miss them.4
Let's break down the entire interview process, from the phone call to the paycheck.9
- Initial Phone Call 10 minLecture12.1
- Follow Up Phone Calls 04 minLecture12.2
- The Day Before 04 minLecture12.3
- When You Get There 19 minLecture12.4
- Right Before You Hit Record 08 minLecture12.5
- Working in Hot RoomsLecture12.6
- Communication During an Interview 07 minLecture12.7
- Wrap Out Procedure 06 minLecture12.8
- Sharing Files to Clients 21 minLecture12.9
Let's talk about moving forward and more advanced types of interviews.3
This video is all about shock mounts. Shockmounts are all about taking a microphone and suspending it, rather than clipping it onto a boom pole or stand. It is all about isolation and ensuring the microphone does not endure and shocks or bumps while being maneuvered around.
What is Vibration?
Vibration and microphones are just bad news. When things are vibrating, it causes the “noise” of said vibrations to travel up and into the diaphragm of the mic. Our goal as microphone operators is to ensure the microphone is safe at the end of our boom poles and free from vibration or handling noise.
There are many different kinds of shock mounts that are made by different manufacturers. Ensure that you purchase shock mounts that are made for your specific microphone. If you have questions, just ask your local sound retail shop, or us below for a few recommendations.
Sometimes the best shock mount is the mount that comes with your microphone. Not all, but some manufacturers will supply a shock mount with the microphone. Our favorite microphone branded shock mount to date is the Sennheiser MKH series (MZS-40). They have a special clip and ring suspension that works incredible and is very quiet.
These types of shock mounts encapsulate the microphone in a cage suspended with rubber mounting bands that secure it in place.
Professional shock mounts like the K-Tek KSUS and the Cinela Lineup are pivotal when working on extremely high-end narrative and film shoots. The isolation that these mounts bring are unrivaled.
Universal Shock Mounts
The idea of a universal shock mount is one that can house any microphone of any size. It uses rubber bands in a different way to wrap the microphone into the suspension. We will show you this in more detail in the next lesson specifically with the PSC M5 Pro.