Which Microphone Pick Up Pattern Should You Choose for Your Film?

Don’t know the first thing about microphone pick up patterns? This video should help.

Choosing a mic can be difficult, especially if you don’t know the difference between an omnidirectional microphone and a supercardioid microphone. In this video from Aputure, Stephen Harrod, which has done audio on VICE, HBO, and ABC shows, explains what pick up patterns are, as well as which ones work best for different projects. Check it out below:

Harrod breaks down four common pick up patterns:

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