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Bryce Welsh
10-19-2013, 03:29 PM
Hi! Just a quick question. If I'm trying to get decent quality stuff, how much money will all of these things be, combined?

- A decent shotgun mic
- Several lavalier microphones
- A boom mic pole
- A green screen
- A green screen frame
- A soundboard

Anonymous Filmmaker
10-20-2013, 04:40 AM
Expect a few hundred for the shotgun. The lavalieres could be very cheap though, I think there's a decent one for $40. Boom pole, around $100 plus a bit for a mount. You can get a reversible blue/green fold out 5 by 7 foot screen for about $70. I'm not sure about the soundboard.

Bryce Welsh
10-20-2013, 11:32 AM
Expect a few hundred for the shotgun. The lavalieres could be very cheap though, I think there's a decent one for $40. Boom pole, around $100 plus a bit for a mount. You can get a reversible blue/green fold out 5 by 7 foot screen for about $70. I'm not sure about the soundboard.

thanks

Mick Scarborough
10-20-2013, 11:47 AM
I got a 20 foot aluminum painting pole for $20 at Home Depot and its fine for a boom pole

Anonymous Filmmaker
10-20-2013, 11:54 AM
I got a 20 foot aluminum painting pole for $20 at Home Depot and its fine for a boom pole
Does it work with standard mounts?

Mick Scarborough
10-20-2013, 12:30 PM
Does it work with standard mounts?

No, but creativity can save money. Gaffer tape is our friend :)

Klay M Abele
10-21-2013, 07:33 AM
Regarding the Soundboard, are you field recording or is this all studio?

Anyhow, if you're on a budget, grab a Tascam DR-100 or a Zoom H4N, you could probably find one used for under $250.

Director
10-21-2013, 05:35 PM
Regarding the Soundboard, are you field recording or is this all studio?

Anyhow, if you're on a budget, grab a Tascam DR-100 or a Zoom H4N, you could probably find one used for under $250.

I bought the Tascam DR-100 MarkII, and it's a really great sound system, however, DO NOT skimp on your mic cable. Only use the gold connectors. Using a cheap cable without the gold connectors, you run the risk of getting a buzz in your audio.

I think I paid about $55 for 25 foot, wire mesh cable with the Neutrik connectors.

And if you can afford a decent set of headphones, you'll need those too.

Bryce Welsh
10-24-2013, 07:05 AM
I bought the Tascam DR-100 MarkII, and it's a really great sound system, however, DO NOT skimp on your mic cable. Only use the gold connectors. Using a cheap cable without the gold connectors, you run the risk of getting a buzz in your audio.

I think I paid about $55 for 25 foot, wire mesh cable with the Neutrik connectors.

And if you can afford a decent set of headphones, you'll need those too.

I have got some pretty sweet headphones. :) Would a Tascam DR-100 work better than a nice microphone?

Anonymous Filmmaker
11-17-2013, 04:01 PM
I have got some pretty sweet headphones. :) Would a Tascam DR-100 work better than a nice microphone?
What kind of mic would you be talking about? There are many types, each good for it's own purpose.

Director
11-17-2013, 08:07 PM
I have got some pretty sweet headphones. :) Would a Tascam DR-100 work better than a nice microphone?

The DR-100 coms with built in mics, but in my opinion, you should also get another mic you can hang on a boom pole.