Audio question during filming a documentary.

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    • #56953
      Avataraguilar3137
      Participant

      So couple nights ago, I was watching a documentary on PBS and I noticed something about the audio that made me wonder.  There were a few scenes where the subjects were about 10-20 meters away from the camera, yet the audio sounded clear and strong.  Then I noticed they didn’t have wireless mics, well, I didn’t see any on their clothes.  That question that I have is, how did they do that?  Can someone please help me find a source that I can read about it.  Thank you. 

    • #207056
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      Any good pro audio person can easily hid a lavaliere mic on talent. Knowing how to do this properly this is a part of their job.

       

      Mike

    • #301570
      Avatargldnears
      Member

      "  Then I noticed they didn’t have wireless mics, well, I didn’t see any on their clothes. "

       

      Just because you didn't see it doesn't mean it wasn't there!

       

      Rick Crampton

    • #207066
      Avatargldnears
      Member

      "  Then I noticed they didn’t have wireless mics, well, I didn’t see any on their clothes. "

       

      Just because you didn't see it doesn't mean it wasn't there!

       

      Rick Crampton

    • #207088
      AvatarDeathChamberzMusic
      Participant

      Yeah if there was no change in audio quality they had to have some mic hidden somewhere to record that more than likely just good lapel mic

    • #207129
      AvatarBrian
      Participant

      Most of the time, professional crews will hide lavs inside clothing.  
      If you couldn't see lip sync, it's possible that it was a split edit or was looped.

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