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Old February 17th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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When filming improv between actors, which is difficult for a boom to follow, in addition to lavs, would one recommend putting a single fixed cardioid, or possibly figure-8 mic overhead to pick up both actors, or put a separate hypercardioid on each? (Will using two mics overhead create problems for the post mixer?) Which single mic, or pair of mics, would work best in this capacity? Thanks.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #2
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What is the size of the area you are trying to cover?

How physical is the improv? Will the actors be running around? Will they be sitting/kneeling/lying on the ground?

Can you tell the actors to stay within a certain area?
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #3
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If they are more or less facing each other and not running around a good boom op should be able to track them both, with a hyper card
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