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Stuart Skelton sings Wagner

I love it when the 3 elements for a good session come together - a beautiful, quiet acoustic, a great piano and incredible musical talent. However, for this concert there was of course an audience to bear in mind, and I was responsible for filming from 3 angles, so large microphones and stands couldn't get in the way for the audience or cameras. The compromise was to suspend 4 small, unobtrusive omni microphones on a wire above the audience - it was possible to get them close to the ideal position that I'd use if I could just put  stands anywhere, and the result was what I'd hoped for.  You can spot the wire in the wide shot, but Arthur Beale Marine Supplies (that great shop on Shaftesbury Ave) helped me choose an incredibly strong twine that was as thin as possible.