Recording Audio from a Theatre Show
June 18, 2014 1:14 AM Subscribe
We run a small improv theatre company. Potential sponsors and clients always ask about videos of our shows, so we're looking into recording our shows. We're okay on the video side but we can't get good quality audio. What kind of setup should we use?
posted by WalterMitty to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The main problem is that using our DSLR to record audio generally gives terrible results.
Our performances are usually in a bar with a stage, and they're usually equipped for bands.
One difficulty we've encountered is that our performers will often move around the stage, unlike say in standup where performers often can just stand and speak into a mic.
We've considered equipping our performers with wireless headsets, but that's not usually feasible; usually they just project their voices instead. We'd prefer to avoid handheld wireless mics as they'll interfere with the performers.
Venues vary widely but most so far have had some kind of sound board.
We do have some money and we could probably rent the equipment needed - there are AV equipment lenders around.