Muslim Indian Wedding Mic Placement

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    • #90835
      AvatarRRozar
      Member

      I’m filming for an Indian-American Muslim couple in a mosque, and I’m trying to plan the placement of the mic. In a western/european wedding I’d usually put a lapel mic on the groom’s jacket, but the groom will be wearing traditional Indian clothing, which doesn’t have as convenient of a lapel, nor will it be black to hide the mic.

      If anyone has experience or suggestions I’d much appreciate it.

    • #214281
      Avatarrs170a
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      Here are three different articles on lav mic placement. Good luck πŸ™‚
      https://www.videomaker.com/article/c4/14112-hiding-a-lavalier-mic
      https://www.videomaker.com/article/c4/1193-sound-reasoning-lavalier-lessons
      https://www.videomaker.com/video/watch/tips-and-techniques/483-best-tips-for-placing-a-lavalier-microphone

      Mike

    • #214290
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      Here’s another great video for you.

      Mike

    • #214323
      AvatarJackWolcott
      Participant

      Although it’s not ideal, if worse comes to worst you could use a PZM mic such as the Audio-Technica PRO44, placed where it would pick up the entire area where the vows are to be spoken. Admittedly this will not give you the crisp “close-up” sound of a lav placed on the groom, but with a little work in post you can come up with acceptable audio given the limitations you perceive in this situation.

    • #214402
      Avataracdave
      Member

      Nice video!
      What exactly is/are Pocket Tapes? I can’t find any Internet reference to that product. Is it like Joe’s Sticky Stuff? I’ve checked the usual audio supply houses.
      Also, a couple of suggestions for future lav challenges. Silk clothing, especially very lightweight fabrics, usually blouses. And, silk accessories like scarves wrapped around a person’s entire torso.
      Thanks!

    • #214403
      Avatarrs170a
      Participant

      You’re welcome Dave.
      Re pocket tape. I went back to the video, watched it on YouTube, checked the comments and when someone asked where to get it, the sound guy on the video linked it to (drum roll please!) Joe’s sticky stuff πŸ™‚
      On the silk clothing challenge, that is definitely a good challenge – and that’s when I search my favourite site for suggestions.
      http://jwsoundgroup.net/
      You’re a member there so it’s not new to you but may be helpful to other folks on here..

      Mike

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