Originally Posted by Drew Ryan
Here is where Chad and I will have to dissagree. I just got done doing some critical audio work for a shoot that will have 2 purposes. One of them will be for our Easter Pageant. We used lavs to get the critical stuff and a boom to capture nat sound. The lavs were way more clean and natural sounding. The other guy that did crtical audio is a pro guy from Louisville that does this for his living did the same.
We did use these handy little tabs, from Rycote, called undercovers and overcovers. They allow you to mount your lav under the clothing and not pick up the rusteling normaly associated with doing that.
You don't have to disagree. I said most of the time i choose the Boom setup, not always. I have had really good lav setups that came out better than the boom mic but that was a $8k lav/mixer setup vs. 800 buck boom. Their is no hard and fast rule here and if everything is tweaked out and working correctly with a Lav/Mixer setup it can really be great, but most lower budget stuff just can't devote that much time and money to the audio.
Also i would be interested to see what boom setup he was using and the technique involved.
Oh and the Rycote stickies are the bomb too!