I noticed a story on Facebook today of interviews being conducted with the local Penn Harris Madision Schools System’s various sports teams.
Several photos of interview production showed they had no fewer than 3 grip LED lights, a engineer in the back, two cameras, one I’d value at a glance in excess of 10 grand and the other at least 3 with a 500 dollar shotgun mic mounted to the top. Lavalieres were utilized and someone was stitching the whole thing together, or would in post and that’s a lot of work for one person so probably not just one person will be there.
Images like that give me an odd moment of pause. Is what I’m thinking I could do even possible with our budget of 0 dollars and my aging equipment. The only worthwhile new piece of tech is the zoom 3d recorder and the OSMO pocket. The first has a complication effect to my production workflow. The second is under sophisticated and requires specific and special use.
Initial impressions of the first interview in my house using the Zoom H3VR are disappointing.
Which is weird. Because the same mic did very well in a extremely noisy bar. The difference was the software, when pointing my LR channels correctly, worked great.