|Dan Snow shoot|
The call time on location was 6am at IoD's HQ in central London, an early start even by filmmaking standards!
As for most shoots like this, I used a radio clip mic on the presenter. This enabled an even pick up of Dan’s voice as he walked around the building (up and down stairs, in and out of rooms, etc) and it’s normally better than trying to use a boom microphone for ‘walkie-talkie’ shots like this.
It was shot using a Steadicam, used to track the Canon C300 camera smoothly around the location.
|A steadicam in action|
The shoot was done and dusted by about 9am, at which point we enjoyed a bacon sandwich from a nearby cafe and went home. A good day at the office!
Location sound recording techniques like these are covered during the Sound Design modules of the course that make up 25% of the teaching in years 2 and 3. We have multiple location sound kits for students to use – all spec'ed to a broadcast standard with kit from Sound Devices, Sennheiser, and Audio Ltd etc
Sound Design lecturer
|My SQN 4S mixer and location kit|