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Would you grab your field recording kit?

Would you modify a shotgun or a shovel to have a mic on the end?

Are you prepared?

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A shotgun on your shotgun perhaps? – James Bryant May 19 '11 at 5:39
DAMN I love this forum. :-) – NoiseJockey May 19 '11 at 15:31
for proper boom mic'ing be sure to take your titanium windscreen basket and blood stain resistant windjammer. – jgrzinich May 20 '11 at 11:25

Wireless lav your 4 slowest, yet-to-be-zombified friends. That way you get the attack, the change, and the subsequent zombie walla. Changing the battery would suck though.

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@Steve - I like the way you think. lol Good one! – Syndicate Synthetique May 20 '11 at 0:06

I bet real life zombies don't sound as cool as the ones in movies. But i guess you could buy some sheep brains or something, then dangle them above the zombies, and train them to do some loop group for you.

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"Does anyone know any German?" "gggrrwWWEGWAAAWWEwwww" "I need some German walla for the next scene..." "gggrrrRRRRRHHHHSHHSHh" "This loop group is always a pain to work with..." – Utopia May 19 '11 at 18:02
@Roger - Before long we'd likely have to have certified Zombie Wranglers on location. – Syndicate Synthetique May 20 '11 at 0:13
@Syndicate Yeah, and then they'd form a Zombie Union and we'd have to give them more brains... Organic, locally grown, low sodium brains. You know what? Zombies would be terrible talent. – Roger Middenway May 20 '11 at 3:06
@Roger - Yeah, talk about "character actors", sheesh! The logistics behind trying to starve them and taunt them with raw flesh to get them to moan/groan more for ADR with a wrangler and having to invoice union talent is already giving me a headache. – Syndicate Synthetique May 20 '11 at 5:56

I'm gonna stack up enough batteries for power so you guys can take backups and fall asleep knowing your data is safe (even if you awake as a Zombie the next morning).

No free lunch. SFX swap for power supply.


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i would sacrifice my limbs to get a contact mic down one of their throats

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I think I'd get some good distance ambiences from the top of a building, then when I finally needed to move, rig up some sort of binaural-head array on my helmet (not going outside without body armor, football pads, something!) to record more up-close stuff as I fight my way through the teeming masses of the undead.

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You guys are crazy! I would rather prepare some wireless bombs, throw it in their midst or stuff it down their throats and get an awesome recording while killing a zombie!

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remote microphones embedded in bullets.

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Attach as many bugs as possible to different zombies and start recording.!au046

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I'd set up that zooming microphone they have above the Staples Center basketball court above the center of the town so I could get all subsequent recordings with the ability to zoom in on each attack - all from the safety of my very own zombie-shelter.

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