Kicking myself for not asking this here sooner, but I'm starting on a film which will involve a number of scenes where both cameras and the actors are on roller blades.
This poses some challenges for recording dialogue. At the moment I am thinking of doing a combination of using a super long pole and making long arcing moves. Where that doesn't work I will be putting felt bottoms on my softest shoes, using a short boom pole and following on foot.
Depending on the blocking these aren't the ultimate solutions and will likely be rather tiring. If anyone else has suggestions on how to approach this I would love to hear them. I don't have wireless mics in my kit, but just in case someone else does, mic placement tips would be appreciated. Given all the body movement involved in skating I am thinking that mounting to the helmet might be best - though very few characters are wearing helmets.
Given the noise roller skates make, it may just be recording for ADR reference, but I want to try to get the best possible recording on set. Time permitting I will also endeavor to get wild recording of dialogue that is masked by skating noises. Have I missed anything?