Shotgun Mics: Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid


What are the pros and cons of shotgun microphones? How far should they be placed from your subject? What mistakes should you avoid when recording? Gabriel Richards shares the best practices of using shotgun mics for streamers, YouTubers, and filmmakers.

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 0:33 - When to Use a Shotgun Mic
  • 1:14 - Why You Should Use One
  • 2:32 - Setup and Mistakes
  • 3:34 - Recording
  • 4:14 - More Tips and Tricks

Not sure if a lavalier or shotgun microphone is right for you? Check out Lav vs. Shotgun Mics for Interviews.