The Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System is the latest addition to Sennheiser's Evolution family of wireless microphones. The UHF wireless microphone system features 1, 680 tunable frequencies, 21 frequency banks and 12 frequency presets per bank. This package conveniently includes the EK 100 G3 camera mount receiver, SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter with ME2 lavalier and SKP 100 G3 plug-in transmitter in one package.
The EK 100 G3 receiver is made of a durable metal enclosure and features a full functional LED display. The receiver features a 1/8" unbalanced TRS mini output for quick connection to camcorders. The receiver features 4 preset memory locations that can be reassigned to any of the 1, 680 available frequencies, within the 42 MHz tuning range.
The SK 100 G3 bodypack transmitter features an identically designed enclosure as the receiver. It also features an LCD display and 12 preset memory locations that can be reassigned to any of the available 1, 680 frequencies. The transmitter features an 1/8" locking-mini input for compatible lavalier microphones. The ME2 omnidirectional lavalier microphone features a sensitivity and frequency response suitable for capturing in the most demanding environments.
The SKP 100 G3 plug-in transmitter allows any standard dynamic microphone with a 3-pin XLR connection, to be used wirelessly. The transmitter utilizes the same frequency band as the body-pack and is powered by 2x AA batteries or optional Sennheiser BA2015 accupack.
I started my first documentary a year ago last October. I've shot one feature narrative and am currently working on the documentary, and both formats require a different set of philosophies. With a narrative, you almost have to have a well-planned, well-organized shoot. But with a documentary, you just have to do the best you can under the situation you're in. That said, rule number one is:
1) Get the shot. Try to arm yourself with the best camera you can afford, the best microphone, the best crew, and if you're setting up an interview, try to make the room as welcoming as possible