I know Colin Hart does this quite a bit but I wanted to ask if you guys know what I can use to baffle a voice better.
I am going to be doing some live interviews in an outdoor environment near a crowd of people.
I am most likely going to use a CMIT 5U and an SM57. There is a possibility I am going to have to use a Senn 416 but I really hope I get a CMIT 5U for this job.
Anyway, what are some clever things I can do to baffle the person?
I'll position the person so as to get the best null spot on the mic (which a shotgun does pick up more in the back than on the sides I read recently),
but is there a material I can bring and put up to help lessen the echo of the nearby brick walls of a building and the noise of the crowd which will be about 25 yards away?
Someone offered using some plexyglass but I thought that will just make it sound too phasey and sound horrible.
Look forward to your responses.