“My on-set sound people would put the recorder and DPA 4560
headset on Ama, very carefully pinning the mic to her clothing to ensure it didn’t catch on anything,” says Langford. “The setup continually performed great. The sound from every single environment is perfect.”
For the restaurant scene, Langford “used the headset mic to capture additional sound in a restaurant for laying down in post. We wanted to record in a restaurant, so I sat there by myself, recording with the mics. We just layered that sound into our story, which worked extremely well.”
The combination of the DPA 4560
and the MixPre-3 recorder, which provided a 32-bit float option with high-quality files, meant the team did not have to monitor levels on-site. “We were able to set the level that we liked and not worry about making any changes in post-production,” Langford adds. “It was such a timesaver and incredibly simplistic. It freed everyone up to move around, work with blocking and go between environments without having to touch the recorder ever, except to affix and remove it each day.”
Langford says he was thrilled with the final recording and how well the DPA 4560
mic performed, and that he would recommend them to other audio designers who are recording a lot of environmental sounds for a project.
A behind-the-scenes look at this production can be found here...