2008 September 24th, 11:26
What mic will record quality voice, deep tones like a movie?
Amatuer film voice recordings are always very airy sounding with no bass to the voice, where as a professional movie has good deep tones to the voice recording.
What shotgun mic will provide this? Planning on having it boom mounted, not on the camera. Thanks.
2008 September 24th, 11:32
Have you checked the STICKY posts?
Also, you might want to give a budget figure too.
2008 September 24th, 12:22
Don't forget that the sound also will have received extensive attention in post-production. Even the most expensive mic won't give you "movie" sound.
Originally Posted by Airwolf
2008 September 24th, 13:55
The mic also needs to be as close to the action as you can get it.
2008 September 24th, 14:18
The correct way to get the all-around great quality dialog recordings is to overdub. Buy a nice condenser microphone and ask all of your actors to overdub their recordings while they sit by your computer watching the footage back. 99% of all audio in movies is re-created through overdubbing, foley and sound designers.
A cheap and great quality mic is the Samson C01U USB mic. Just plugs straight into your USB port.
Remember it needs to be recorded in a reverberation-dead room. Ideally put the actors in the basement and surround them in a fort made of thick foam. Then – you can get a professional sound engineer to do this if you have no knowledge of sound – add correct reverb, echo, and other details to the dialog depending on the location. Do a different mix for each scene.
Now that's just dialog, you'd need to go out and record the trees, birds, waves, etc.
Last edited by EssentialParadox; 2008 September 24th at 14:22.