How to Record Outdoor Interviews | Three Methods for Great Audio

September 15, 2021

Sound 101 is back and Andrew and Paul are here to explain three ways to get great interview audio outdoors! Recording interview audio is usually straightforward but this interesting outdoor environment adds a few complications. With these tips and tricks, we show you how to record outdoor interview audio no matter what gear you have on hand.

0:00 – Intro
0:44 – Location scouting for audio
1:48 – Using an on-camera mic
3:20 – TRS Cable Guide
5:12 – On-Camera mic audio test
5:58 – Using a wireless lavalier
6:48 – URSA Strap Tip
9:05 – Lavalier audio test
9:45 – Using a shotgun mic on a boom
11:41 – Using headphones on set
13:14 – Boom audio test

We walk you through three ways to get clean audio during an outdoor interview: on-camera microphones, lavaliers, and overhead booms. Whether you have an entry-level video microphone or the full pro audio setup, these lessons will ensure that you are getting usable audio no matter what.

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