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Not knowing what camera you’re using it’s difficult to answer your question. My camera, a Sony NX5U, has three mounts, two on top of the camera. It would be quite easy to mount a small shotgun like your Rode to the front mount, with the mic pointing toward the operator. Plug the forward pointing shotgun into channel one, the rear-facing into channel two.
The best answer to whether the sound from a lavaliere mic on the videographer would be compatible with the Rode shotgun will come after you do some tests. Look at the specifications for the Rode and see if you can find a lavaliere whose specs come fairly close. With a bit of trial and error with EQ you can then probably do a good job of balancing the two.