Hiding A Lav In A Childs Bike Helmet

Just wanted to show you a quick guide to micing a child’s helmet. This work such a treat! The pack could have been hidden in the helmet as well but it was a bit uncomfortable for her so with help form makeup and costume we hid it in her long hair and in the back of her hood.

I used an RM-11 with a Sanken Cos-11 inside and then had an overcover around it as it was a bit windy. I was lucky the helmet came with the padding to help secure the Rycote overcovers to the RM-11 allowing no gaps.

It must be noted this wouldn’t work as well if it was stuck to a bigger hat without padding on both side as you would hear more of the reverb from inside the helmet.



Matt Price

Matt Price

I am a London Based Sound Mixer and Sound Recordist working on Feature Films, Creative Content, Documentaries and Commericials.

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