Best Mic for GL2 for an independent feature length film

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Soumyadeep Paul, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I am in the pre-production stages of an independent film and I plan to
    shoot it with my Canon GL2. I am sorting out the audio requirements at
    the moment... basically, the script has two outdoor sequences and rest
    indoors (with a maximum of 4-5 characters).

    Which mic would you recommend for use under such conditions? The
    budget has to be kept to a minimal, but I don't want to compromise too
    much on the quality...

    Soumyadeep Paul, Aug 16, 2004
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  2. Soumyadeep Paul

    deco_time Guest

    My suggestion: rental. A typical set-up, including mic+mount+windscreen
    (a must for outdoor shot)+boom pole+wires+adapter(for phantom power),
    will get you well in the $2000.00 area, and a lot more than that if you
    want wireless. Rental are fully tax deductible and you can choose
    whatever is appropriate for the shooting condition.
    deco_time, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. Soumyadeep Paul

    Ty Ford Guest

    The qeustion is, have you blocked out the shots to the degree that you know a
    boom mic will do and you don't need lavs?

    If so, for interiors especially, I'd suggest a Schoeps cmc641. It can also be
    used on exteriors.

    $1300 +/_


    Ty Ford

    -- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
    stuff are at
    Ty Ford, Aug 17, 2004
  4. Soumyadeep Paul

    j Guest

    Since you are on a tight budget I would suggest a rental... or the
    Sennheiser ME66-K6 combo is an excellent mic that will run you around
    $450. It is powered by a couple AA batteries and thus doesn't need an
    external power supply which will eliminate the need for a mixer (which
    is another quite hefty sum)

    Good Luck :)
    j, Sep 1, 2004
  5. Soumyadeep Paul

    Yarock Guest

    I just got an audio Technika at897 shotgun. It works on battery or phantom, and
    costs around $280. It is a decent mic...I'm happy with it.
    Bruce Yarock
    Yarock, Sep 1, 2004
  6. Soumyadeep Paul

    Ty Ford Guest

    At that price point, it gets my vote.

    Ty Ford

    -- Ty Ford's equipment reviews, audio samples, rates and other audiocentric
    stuff are at
    Ty Ford, Sep 1, 2004
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