“Here. Let me clip this mic on you.”
There’s no getting around it. One cannot gather news unless one records audio. Operating in a world that lacks boom-mic toting audio techs, the local TV news goon typically has two options: Hold the unwieldy, flag-draped stick microphone under the chin of your interview subject; or clip the discreet lavaliere mic to her garment.
From the standpoint of the visual aesthetic, the latter is almost always the preferred method. It also has the greatest potential for personal embarrassment.
The above text is lifted from this 2009 post. The video, which aired this weekend, freshens it up a bit. Thanks to 11alive.com producer Eden Godbee for playing along; and to photog Richard Crabbe.
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