I have been asked to be a sound man on a short independent film. I have only recorded dialogue in a studio before under perfect conditions. All of my field recording has been for SFX or atmospheres, so this should be a good challenge. I understand the basics of boom operation, but can anyone provide advice that could be useful for myself and others?
Some of the dialogue will be recorded outside near the sea and in other locations. For this I have an Audio Technica BP4071 or an AT897 condenser mono shotgun mic that I can use on a boompole with a professional Rycote wind jammer going into sound devices 702T. I presume this will be sufficient and that I am right in thinking that most film dialogue is captured with shotgun mics on a boom, when the space allows?
Now with the indoor scenes I have been told there are a lot of large glass surfaces (big windows etc) which I am thinking could be a problem. Would different mics be used here e.g hyper-cardioids or can I get a good result with the equipment I have by micing as close as I can to the actors?
There will also be a scene in a car recording an actor talking and atmosphere. I was going to use an NT4 for the atmosphere, I am guessing this would not cut it for any dialogue in the car as it is stereo, mabye I could set up the AT897 in there, or would you recommend lav mics for these kind of situations?