The link here is not specifically about sound design in film but about how sounds get patented and are linked to certain products. I found it very interesting as to how a sound can remind us of something or make us do or buy something. I thought you might enjoy it. A neurological sonic trip.
I realize this is an old thread, but iZotope RX3 does a great job of this if the music is in stereo. What you can do is use the Center Channel Extractor in RX3, and it will use phase cancellation to isolate the mono dialogue from the stereo music. I work in a trailer house where we frequently need to clean up bites from movies with bad stems.
Yes you should always use the boom as well as a lav, as the lav mic could sound crappy and if that's all you have then you're screwed.
It could fall off, scratch against clothes, get wind noise, lots of things, but if you have a boom over the top then you're covered.
There are a number of techniques and mics that can be used. Spaced omnis, reflectors, hydrophones, contact mics, soundfield mics to name a few are used to capture individual calls and ambiences.
The Natural History Unit used to have a sound department until 2001 for capturing location sound but alas these days most of it seems to be stock sound, Foley or ...
Depending on what the actors are wearing, you might consider hiding a lavalier mic in plain sight on each actor's body. There are some awesome techniques for doing this, like the PEN CAP TRICK (starts at 3:28), replacing a button or other part of the garment with the mic, or using something like the RODE PINMIC on a similarly-colored garment. All ...
So here I am 6 months later. I didn't realize at the time that I had not been logged in under my account when I asked this question. So I hadn't received any email updates on this topic.
So here is what I learned from this experience:
What ended up happening:
I had gone along as the sound effects editor, reviewing the OMF tracks to see what ...