Post by seattlefollower on Dec 6, 2013 0:15:42 GMT -7
Clocking in for all three hours of primetime tonight "The Sound of Music."
I didn't want to, but found Carrie Underwood very *very* flat. Also, why did they use boom mikes instead of having people wear portable ones like they do on Broadway these days? There was definitely some random buzzing at times.
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I only got to see the show up to the first commercial break, and I didn't notice any flatness in Underwood's performance. The terrible miking was obvious though. I think they had the mikes over in Jersey somewhere. There's no reason it should have sounded that bad. I wonder if they even were using booms and didn't just have fixed mikes at various points on the set. Given the switching of camera angles and close-ups to long shots that might very well have been what they were doing. Having some sort of radio pack and a mike hidden in the costume makes sense, but I wonder if the quick costume changes might make that problematic too.
Anyway, it was a major problem and something they needed to get right. Miking TV and film productions is a problem that's been solved for decades. They just needed to get it done, especially considering this was a musical!
SF, I assume you were watching the local Seattle NBC affiliate, right? Did you happen to notice if there was a disclaimer about being recorded from an earlier live performance at the beginning of the show? I was wondering if they were going to do two performances, one for east coast and one for west.
Last Edit: Dec 6, 2013 3:40:32 GMT -7 by CAwasinNJ