No matter how good your video work is, if you do not have solid audio to accompany it, it will not be a successful final product. One of the most important steps for capturing good audio is knowing which type of microphone to use. This excellent video will show you three different types of microphones for use in video work.
Coming to you from Josh Olufemii, this helpful video will show you three different types of microphones for video work. One thing to really pay attention to is the polar response pattern of a microphone (which you will see in the circular graphs in the video). These tell you how responsive a microphone is in every direction around it, which is one of the most crucial properties you should consider when choosing the right type for your work. For example, if you are shooting in a crowded environment with a lot of sound sources competing with each other around the room and want to just pick up a specific conversation, you will want to avoid something like an omnidirectional microphone, which has an even response in all directions and will capture a lot of unwanted sound. Check out the video above for the full rundown.