50% of any great film is in the sound design, and the first step to great sound design is capturing great audio while on set. Whenever I can, I defer to the professionals, but when necessary I am always ready to pull out my own sound kit — I don’t carry everything, but I have the essentials to get the job done right.
Below are the recorders I own.
- Sound Device 633 // Best recorder I have ever used.
- Zoom H4N // Before purchasing a proper recorder, this was my go-to. It is small and compact. The downfall of this recorder is that if the batteries die before the you stop recording, you will loose your entire clip.
- Tascam DR-100MKII Digital Recorder
Below are the microphones I own.
- 4 x Wired Rode Lapel kits
- 1 x Wireless Sennheiser lapel kit
- 2 x Rode NTG3
- Rode NTG8
- Rode NT5
- Rode Blimp
- Rode Long Shotgun Blimp Extension Kit
- K-Tek K-202CCR 5-Section Graphite Fiber Boom Pole
- AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones // I like these because the cable detaches and if you need to replace any parts, you are able to with this system.