Best, cheapest audio

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karisrou
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Joined: Apr 30 2007

Hey everyone. I am 14 but very into movie making. I am making a documentary for a local scholarship project and am trying to get the best audio possible. I have a budget of around $300. I am thinking of getting a shotgun mic and using a boom pole for it, but if I do this what additional equipment would be required? Or is there another technique I could use? Thanks for the help!

-Nick

tom hardwick
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Joined: Apr 8 1999

I think a little more background would be helpful. Do you have an audio recorder that you plan to use? Do you have a camcorder with XLR inputs, anyone to help as a sound man or a mixer? What is it you plan to record - interviews, lectures, stage shows or orchestras?