Built-in mics from the camera are just rubbish. Yeah we said it. This week’s Kit Pick of the Week is small in size, yet highly effective!
We see it so often, a great film/show reel/interview with poor audio. When accessibility of audio equipment is high, there’s really no reason to keep neglecting a key element to your videos, unless you’re the critically acclaimed Danny Boyle.
Usually, if you do see someone using a mic, it’ll be a boom mic, which is great. But for long range shots when you’re trying to get a crisp conversation, it’s not going to be possible with your run and gun video. At the end of the day, if you can’t hear what’s going on, your shot is essentially worthless.
That’s why we’ve picked a lavalier mic, specifically the Sennheiser EW 100-ENG G3.
How to Hide a Lavalier Mic
Some of you may be concerned with showing a lavalier mic in your video. But what do you do when your subject has a difficult outfit to work with? Here are some tips to keep it hidden, without getting rustling noises from outside factors like clothing.
How do I hire a Sennheiser EW 100-ENG G3?
Lindey, a filmmaker in London, based out of N15 London, will rent her Sennheiser lavalier mic to you for only £19 per day including the XLR cable.
The easiest way to use this bit of kit on your next shoot is to follow this link.