Audio Question About Boom Mic
by Bill Hendricks
Question: If a boom mic is not available what do you suggest to use for getting the best sound?
Answer: In general, you want to get the best mic you can afford. Do not underestimate the importance of audio. Some argue that audio may be even more important that the video!
If you are doing mostly sit-down interviews, a lav mic may be all you need. But if you are shooting interviews on the run such as a news crew, a wireless handheld mic comes in handy.
For more information, check out this page:
Different Types of Microphones
In the comment section below, please explain a bit more about your situation and we may be able to provide a more detailed answer. Please include the type of camera you are using and what kind of shooting you will be doing (interviews, events, reenactments, etc).
The guys over at B&H Photo/Video can also give you great advice on audio gear.