Essential Guide on How to Mic Talent for Video

In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates how to mike talent using lavalier microphones. Rives explores the reasons for using a lavalier over a boom microphone, the actual placement of the lavalier, and how to deal with issues of clothing noise. We also showcase alternate locations for mounting lavaliers, and provide some solutions for frequency attenuation that occurs when lavaliers are hidden, as opposed to being exposed. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at


Great and helful video, Thanks.


One alternative I love when the subject is wearing a tie is to secure it inside the knot just above the crease made by a correctly tied half-Widsor or full-Windsor knot. Personally, I prefer the half for aesthetic reasons - it creates a much nicer symetrical crease.

B&H is the best thing to happen to my micing technique since I started shooting film and later video back in the early seventies! I often do ahoots that don't afford the luxury of a dedicated sound person, so using the techniques and products I find at B&H assure me of bringing back the best quality even on lower budget jobs!

Love the mic on the hat brim-great idea. 

I wish I knew of these tips when I was Seargeant at Arms for a Toastmasters district and I had to mike the speech contestants. This is great info!

Great video, with some techniques I've never concidered. I think it would be cool if you placed product links to the equipment used in the video, in the description.

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