Originally Posted by Uranium City
Do I detect an incorrect aspect ratio? Is the image squeezed?
For an outside scene on a busy street, you may want to rethink your screenplay and reduce your actor's lines. That way you can record it without sound. Add street sounds, then have the actors dub their lines. Even with a shotgun mic right above their lips and out of frame it will still be noisy if they are close to the traffic. Something to think about...
Thanks for the advice. Okay, let me ask you this...
The next film will follow the couple as they hang out in the Westport area of town. It's an artsy area with lots of small shops and boutiques. Like the above flick, it will be "Method Filmmaking". They will have a plot and b asked to improvise while in character.
They will be walking in/out of shops, maybe sitting down for a coffee or coke, walking along the street at times. etc.
I was thinking of using the Sony wireless bluetooth mics on them (find a way to hide them). I just feel that someone following with a boom will take away from the casual atmosphere and be a problem when they go into different venues. With the wireless, I can film from a distance, get footage of other stuff when I can't film them, etc.
Any thoughts or tips on this? Thanks in advance.