How a Papier-Mâché Head Became a Portable Sound Booth in Production for 'Frank'

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How do you mic Michael Fassbender in a papier-mâché head? The sound department of quirky new film Frank explains.

"They built a DPA lavaliere into the paper mache head and so we had a very good close mic for Michael Fassbender all the time,” explains supervising sound editor Niall Brady to PostPerspective.

“The baffling created an acoustically treated environment so we didn’t have any mad-quick reflections bouncing off the inside of the head. The head ended up being a portable vocal booth,” adds sound designer/re-recording mixer Steve Fanagan.

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