What Does Getting “mic’d up” Mean?

Hello Everyone,

Its Josh here from Loveridge Digital, this week on “Getting into it with Loveridge Digital” we are going to cover what Lav Mics are and what getting mic’d up is like!

So what is a lav mic and what does getting “mic’d up” mean?
Well a lav mic short for lavier mic is a tiny microphone which is either closely attached to the body or clothing of an individual.
They range in both wired and wireless models and are engineered to be compact and discreet and allow a production team to capture crisp audio without showing a large mic in frame!

Now that you know what a lav mic is you may ask what is getting “mic’d up”?
Getting “mic’d up” is the process of having a Lav mic installed on your body, It only takes a few minutes and is typically a very easy process!

When getting mic’d up a member of your production team will kindly ask you to place a small little Transmitter box into your back pocket typically, This box is where the sound from the mic is either recorded or transmitted to the receiver, Once the box is placed is your pocket you will be asked to loop the mic under or on your clothes to reach typically the neck or shoulder area, your production team will be able to assist you with this process, its important to note that during the wiring process you will asked consent before each step just to ensure you are fully comfortable in the situation and if you would rather go to the bathroom and install the lav yourself that is fine also! Our Job on set is to make your life easier as there is nothing worse than a bad atmosphere on location! Once the Lav has been installed your production team will perform some sound checks which involve you speaking out loud briefly, Depending on the situation your mic may need to be adjusted!

Once the audio levels on the mic are good you are all set, If you do have any questions be sure to ask the production team on the day!

Thank you very much for taking the time to watch the video, I hope you found it informative and engaging, until next time.

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