Singing In The Rain – Mic Placement

Some images of mic placements for Singing In The Rain. The cast were students, so inevitably a few weaker singers. In addition to this, being set in a hall meant lots of reflections back in the direction of the microphone.
This led to the choice of having the mic capsule on fuse wire, extended down from the toupee clip at the front of the hair.
Whilst not as discreet, we could get a lot more level before feedback, but at the same time not totally destroying the aesthetic.

PS. I don’t think the newspaper was a period prop..