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D8 Skills #73 & D9 | Recording Interviews | Unit E

D8 Skills #73 & D9 | Recording Interviews | Unit E

Today, we recorded most of the interviews for BPC Live Lounge. I used my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2 in / 2 out audio interface), MacBook Pro and Shure SM58 (+ another SM58 from college) to record the audio, and my Canon EOS 200D camera with a 10-18mm wide lens for the main shot and Flo's iPhone using the 3x lens for the close-up. I originally used two SM58s from college, however, there was a prominent buzzing sound coming from both of them, and after troubleshooting (swapping out cables and mics), I discovered that the mics were the issue, so I used my own as a replacement for one, and got another from college which was fine.

At the beginning of each interview, I loudly clapped so that I'd have a visual mark that I can use to line up the audio and video in the edit.

The fact that we used two cameras was very beneficial because it meant that the interviewers could take breaks / make mistakes and start again, and it wouldn't be a problem because you can hide cuts very easily with more than one camera angle.

After each interview, I transferred all the video onto my Macbook and formatted the camera's SD card ready for the next interview. I also bounced all the audio, and organised them all into folders like so:

Thoroughly organising the files throughout made it so easy for me in the edit.

Equipment List:

Personal Hardware:

  • MacBook Pro
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Generation
  • Shure SM58
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO
  • Canon EOS 200D
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Personal Software:

  • Logic Pro

Team's Personal Hardware:

  • iPhone 13 Pro

College Hardware:

  • Shure SM58
  • XLR Cable x2
  • Lights