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Loop Group Recording for 5.1
Old 29th August 2007
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Loop Group Recording for 5.1

Hi all. I'll be recording a loop group of about 15 people this weekend for a 5.1 theatrical release, and am interested in any specific techniques folks may have for this. My inclination would be to set up both XY and wide stereo pairs and record two passes of each scene with both pairs of microphones (four tracks), scrambling the actors' positions between each pass. That way I could use the narrower stereo for the front L-R and maybe a bit in the center, and the wider versions in the rear. Any alternate suggestions are welcome.

I'm also a little concerned about the liveness of this music-oriented room for outdoor scenes, and am considering actually moving the group out into the parking lot for some of it. Are there really rooms that can record large groups that are neutral enough for outdoor scenes?
Old 29th August 2007
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"Are there really rooms that can record large groups that are neutral enough for outdoor scenes?"

Yes.

Any of the big stages around town do just that every week. Todd AO Lantana comes to mind.
Old 29th August 2007
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Originally Posted by TWoZ View Post
"Are there really rooms that can record large groups that are neutral enough for outdoor scenes?"

Yes.

Any of the big stages around town do just that every week. Todd AO Lantana comes to mind.
I have never been happy with interior group (being used for exterior). It is best, if budget permits, to take the group to a similar location and record them there. Especially if there is shouting or other punctuative gestures required.

Though it is expensive.

Charles Maynes
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