Sennheisser 416 with windshield

Got the pro mic kit out to get the blimp/softie wind enclosure. After yesterday i realised one of the major considerations when shooting on location outside is dealing with wind, most mics come with a basic windsock but on average these are only able to tolerate upto 8mph winds which is nothing.
However i noticed in the pro mic kit there is the Sennheisser 416 microphone i did a bit of reading up on this and found out it was the general professional standard for news reporting and location boom micing in the late 90s and early 2000s. With this in mind i decided that i will definatly be using it tonight to record some of the antics that go on late at night in Bristols city centre.

Hours before heading out for half an hour to record the city centre at night i decided to test it internally in my flat and just happened to test it from my bed pointed at the tv, the sound i got triggered my recollection and imagination of creating atmosphere before dialogue in a internal scene, i can imagine a scene that starts on a close up of a tv and tracks to a person alone miserable or family cosied up on the sofa depending on the situation.

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