cadioid mic used like shotgun on DIY boom pole
Ok, so my university doesnt have any shotgun mics currently available. They only have a few sennheiser MD46s (http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...transid=005172) available to use.
I'm just wondering if you think its at all possible to use this attached to a guerilla boom pole (and DIY shockmount) for my short student film (its actually a faux-trailer). I figure keeping this about 2 feet above the actors mouth/chest will still work okay, I mean it is a high quality handheld cardioid mic. Is this at all feasible?
I'm using a canon HV20...
Whats your guys take? What problems do you think I'll encounter? Suggestions, advice, etc?
It would work. However you will be picking up a lot of other sounds from the sides. Ideally you would want a shotgun for the pickup. With that said you could try it. Might want to do some testing before you fully use it.
Originally Posted by st1x10
Yeah, it depends on whether there are ambient sounds to the rear and sides of camera you don't want to pick up. If you're shooting in a quiet environment, I think it would work fine.
an omni mic will work just as well outdoors in your situation "if" there are no unwanted sounds from the side and rear that will hurt the desired sounds. An omni mic will also have less handling noise than a shotgun or cardiod mic. Not sure what a sennheiser MD46 is though (the link didn't work). If recoding a single person or two a wireless lapel mic setup might be the ideal way to go.
The sennheiser MD46 is a cardiod. I had to look it up to make sure.