3 ways to hide your Lav Mic with The Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor
The Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor are the ultimate tool for wind protection and noise reduction and invisibility when hiding your lavalier mic.
Each pack of The Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor contains 9 total pieces of fabric in 3 different colours: 3 x Black, 3 x Beige, and 3 x White, with enough Invisible Lav Tape to make each pack good for a minimum of 30 lav mic mounts.
In this video, Aj and Caleb talk us through 3 of our favourite lav mic mounting techniques using The Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor:
PREPPING YOUR LAV MIC MOUNT (0:30)
To make the mounting process most efficient, it's very important that you prep your lav microphone mount before approaching your talent. The packs of Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor come with everything you need to do this. Stick your lavalier mic on the Invisible Lav Tape with the mic capsule sitting in the middle of the pre-cut window. This keeps your microphone free from sticky residue and helps to create a space of dead air around the capsule. When sticking your Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor to the tape, ensure the bigger holes are facing out and the smaller holes are being stuck to the tape. You're ready to go to set!
MOUNTING A LAV MIC ON THE CHEST (1:00)
For this mount, we're going to hide the lav mic straight onto the chest, in the middle of the sternum. It's perfectly safe to apply The Invisible Lav Covers directly to the skin as our super sticky Invisible Lav Tape is hypoallergenic. Using some micropore tape, you can secure the cable to the side of your talent's torso.
MOUNTING A LAV MIC ON A HAIRY CHEST (2:13)
A great way to mount your lavalier microphone in a shirt is between the shirt seams amongst the buttons. For extra transparency, it's best to hide the microphone with the capsule facing out of the shirt. The choice of three different Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor colours allows you to closer match your lav mic mount with your talent's costume. You can also use other pieces of The Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor under points of contact between clothing and the skin to further reduce friction noise.
MOUNTING A LAV MIC IN A HAT (4:05)
Another way to hide your lav microphone is in the brim of a hat. You can do this by taping the lavalier microphone's cable to the inside of the hat, then, fold over the top edge of The Invisible Lav Covers - Fur Outdoor to encase the capsule. The pre-cut window should be big enough for you to do this without getting glue stuck to the lav capsule. Now you can place the microphone in the middle of the brim of a hat to help against wind. This mount is also great when hiding your lav mic in a shirt seam.
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