Goal: To practice using a lapel mic and learn its strengths & weaknesses.
Objective 1: Set up a conversation where your actor is talking on the phone; use a wide shot showing the person in an open area with nothing around for 50'; use a hidden wireless lapel mic to get good audio. (15-20 seconds)
Objective 2: Set up a conversation between two people outside near traffic. Shoot it in a static two-shot [i.e., waist up for both] and use the lapel mic and try to minimize the ambient sound of the passing vehicles. (15-20 seconds)
Objective 3: Set up an actor in the library with the lapel mic. Have her walk through the stacks whispering to herself while the camera follows in a medium handheld shot. (20-30 seconds)
Objective 4: Set up a two-shot of two people in a car, with a static camera. Use the lapel mic, hidden, to get good sound from both actors while they talk quietly. (20-25 seconds.)
Extra Credit: Make them all interesting: add a mini-story...add dialogue...add other elements (but do not change the requirements), etc.
Tip: Make sure both batteries are strong and that you have both the transmitting unit and the receiving unit on the same channel.
NOTES: Be sure to: