As armed forces close in on a Government building in Canberra after a military coup, a small group of public servants find themselves closer to danger than they realised. Trooper Daniel 'Dryl' Dryller decides to help the civilians to diffuse the situation...
Behind the scenes of Dryl
We used the Rode NTG2, Mini Boompole and WS6 deadcat for the main dialogue and atmos tracks, which we recorded through a Tascam DR-40. We used this combination because we didn't need a long boom and the NTG2 saves us from using too many batteries in the Tascam. We didn't really need the WS6 but it's always handy to keep it on when you're rocking the boom between actors. The on-camera mic for sync was the VideoMicro, which was generously supplied by Rode after last years comp. We also used the VideoMic for the BTS audio, which you aren't able to see in the footage. I use the VideoMic for a lot of corporate videos so I am annoyed we didn't remember to film the B-roll camera.
The Sony A7s camera outputted for recording to Atomos Ninja Blade.