I've been asked by a friend for some advice on how to go about recording the audio for an event he's filming. I don't have much experience with events recording and am still a little green when it comes to suggestions for models of mic; I have some ideas on what to suggest but need some help filling in the details etc, please, and some feedback on my ideas!
The event is a publishing conference that runs over two days. The client wants both days to be filmed and edited down in to 5x 10min videos. It’s taking place in a church/town hall which generates a lot of reverb. There will be a number of people speaking throughout the day as well as questions from the audience. From what I've been told, is sounds like some of the speakers, when not being the main speaker, may be sat on-stage to one side and potentially interact with the the person currently leading the event.
I've been informed money is "no object really", but naturally it would be good to keep costs down. My friends has some of his own gear but will be renting anything else they need.
My thoughts were to, ideally, boom the audience (with Rode NTG2s, my friend has one of these already), maybe using multiple mics and operators if it's a large turnout; a short delay whilst an operator gets into position before someone asks a question shouldn't really be an issue, especially if it's all going to be edited down in the end.
A decent hyper-cardiod patterned mic should do for the main speaker, in a fixed location on the stage. I was thinking it would be a good idea to lapel-mic all the speakers, too, so that any interaction from those sitting to the side could be captured too.
Can anyone suggest and (other) models of mic to use and any other advice on how this event should be captured?
Thanks in advance!