I may be supervising a film being shot next year which has conflicts between two armies.
I'm thinking of new and interesting ways to utilize tools to add an artistic touch to the mix starting with the recording.
I thought of using warmer mics for the "good guys" and colder, darker and a bit edgier mics for the "bad guys". I know this could be done with EQ and all, but I was thinking maybe capturing the original timbre differently from both sides could a) make it easier to know when we are with the bad guys and b) artistically separate the two sides c) add a dynamic to the mix which isn't possible to add with post production tools.
Further, does a certain type of genre or motif of a film determine which mics and techniques you use for let's say, foley and field recording? i.e. different positions and mics for a romantic comedy as opposed to a thriller? Or do you always invariably record those footsteps and cloth rustles and things with the exact same mic and exact same position?
Do you think I'm splitting hairs here? Or is it good to always be thinking of new ways to forward the film's motif?