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Old February 18th, 2013, 05:54 AM   #16
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Yeah - I would imagine the pleasure of mic'ing up a bride in Honolulu would be quite different from the Cornwall experience! LOL
You got that right lol
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Old February 18th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #17
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Thanks for the response guys. Learned alot!
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Old April 16th, 2013, 07:56 PM   #18
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I'm really surprised at the number of negative suggestions regarding mic'ing a bride. I do it all the time and have never had an issue with the bride or the technology. When you hear the results, you'll never want to go back. John, I'm not sure what your issue is...

I use an older iRiver mp3 recorder. I have her or a bridesmaid clip it on her garter andturn it on well before the ceremony. The bonus is that I get fabulous candid audio before the ceremony that makes for great background narration.

As for mic placement, I have a white lav with a Rycote cover. I hide it in the dress so you never see it. Even if it's a lacey dress you won't notice it because it's white.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #19
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I use an older iRiver mp3 recorder. I have her or a bridesmaid clip it on her garter and turn it on well before the ceremony.

No. I don't believe you. This is a wind up.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #20
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has anyone got a link to the iriver?
which one do you all use?
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Old April 19th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #21
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The Amazing iRiver Recorder VideoUniversity

You'll need the older model ones... iFP 7xx and 8xx models (get them on eBay). Use with a Giant Squid mic. Great for podiums.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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I really had to smile - if there's a need, then mic 'em up! I don't do weddings I do theatre - and we routinely put transmitter packs on girls with tight tricky costumes. We always use mic bags - white linen pockets that wardrobe knock up in 5 minutes, they have two ties on, and you just pop the recorder or tx pack into them, and then attach it - if the person is fuller up front, then central underneath attached to the front centre between the cups, or in the small of the back, if the dress is high. if there's more loose material at the rear, then the bag goes at the back, tied to the waist dropping down the bum crack line. If we have ultra tight costumes - think Japanese/eastern dress, the packs would make an obvious bulge. If the girl is very slim in the legs, there can be a gap between the upper thighs. If they put their feet together, the lack of big thighs means there is a gap where you can tape the pack to. I suspect a bride would not be happy with this one, but actresses usually are. we usually have an A2 or even A3 (as in Audio person No. 3) who may well be dedicated to radio mic fitting. Sometimes we even hide them in hair pieces. I'm not sure what you may call it in the States, but small mics can be painted with tippex (typo correction fluid) to hide them on a white dress - it scratches off quite easily afterwards.The key feature is that mics need to be fitted by somebody who can act professionally, and it rarely causes embarrassment when done properly. The pack gaffer taped to the inner thigh is effective, but very painful to remove - so they need warning before you do it!
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Old April 19th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #23
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I totally agree Paul. There's a lot of people out there that get freaked out when dealing with a bride. Sure, not all of them will be comfortable with the idea, but then again, some aren't comfortable being in front of the camera either. It works for me as I make a point in establishing a comfort level with the couple long before the wedding. When it comes time to mic'ing, she has no problem.

No John, it's not a wind up. I use the old iRiver ifp 800. There's still a few kicking around ebay for cheap. Yes, the Giant Squid mics work well and come in white. Throw on a a Rycote cover and you're good to go.

Mic'ing the groom only limits you with audio. If it's outdoors and windy you won't pick her up as well.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 09:55 PM   #24
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Quote from that Still Motion blog on their stuffed toy wedding:

"We’ve also stopped relying so much on soundtrack. Now we use more natural audio and dialogue. In the end it makes for a much deeper, richer story — you’ll notice a huge difference in the emotional impact of your wedding films if you put effort into catching any exchanges in dialogue that are especially funny, sentimental, or cute (and often this means going to extra mile to mic the couple as much as possible)."

Does that mean they mic the bride? Seems quite possible to me.

Personally, I've never done it, but some of the posts in this thread are making me reconsider.
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