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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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Eliminating Clothing Rustle

Hi Everybody!

I was on a shoot yesterday running audio. We were using wireless lav mics on the talent (three actors) and two of them were no problem. On the third I got more than the usual clothing rustle. I was hiding the lav under his tie and under the shirt where it overlaps to button. I was using moleskin over the mic to cut down on the scratching. This worked well on the other actors, but not as well on him. Maybe a different kind of fabric, I don't know. Anyway, I'd be interested to hear anyone's suggestions for how to cut down on that even more in the future.


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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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Try one of the stretchy bandaids. They work pretty well.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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Clothing noise depends alot on the type of fabric involved, so everyone is different. I've had good luck with the trick of using little triangles of 1" camera tape/gaff tape folded sticky side out to hold the fabric in place on either side of the mic. Other tricks such as anti-static spray or a spritz of water sometimes help too.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 10:41 PM   #4
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Tell them to take off their clothes.
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