The only thing I'll add is... You don't want to boom a mic above a chef at a stove with moisture rising!
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07-17-2012 04:27 AMDavid W. Jones
07-17-2012 03:45 PM
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- Oct 2009
Normally for this kinda situations 2 or 3 camera's should be enough. One for the host/guests and one for details that can not be redone.
I do ENG/EFP (don't know if that's a know term ???) a lot... and most of the time it's: shot of the guest, hosts asks questions... then other wide shot wit the guest and host talking about cows and chickens..just to have the image to be able to edit... shot of the host asking questions and who can easly pretend there's someone standing in front of him/her.
But that's only as an information if you would do other projects and wonder how the hell on TV it's like there are 4864864 cam's but actually there's only one :-p
And it has been a while I've been here...so I justed wanted to type something
07-18-2012 06:54 PM
I haven't read through everything here, but I'd say put lavs on the 2 people doing all the talking and call it good. You can hear the sounds that happen around them. Then the VideoMic Pro on your main camera (for mobility purposes), and other mics on the other cameras. You should be using hypercardioids for indoor stuff, but you got what you got and can't buy anything for this. Have you ever tried to shoot in a kitchen? They don't really like it, even if the boss said it's OK, and the space is tight even for one camera usually. Anyway, if only 2 people are talking, then the lavs will so it. If there are more, then how do you get the mic up to their mouths? Boom-op necessary in that case. You could also buy some cheap Giant Squid (decent sound, but like 30.00) wired lavs in a pinch and put that lav wired to the recorder in someone's pocket.
07-18-2012 09:01 PM
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- Jul 2007
Can you set-up and run a mock cooking test to see if your current gear and how you plan on using it, is actually up to the job. Proof would definitely be in the "pudding". :-)Cameras : Panasonic GH3 with Grip, Panasonic GH2, Panasonic HMC-150
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