Tutorial: How to Hide A Lav

If you are new or just wanting to refresh your skills you know there are so many terrible videos and guides online on how to hide a lavalier. When I got started a few years ago I watched quite a few of them. Most come from indie directors or wedding videographers who also do their own sound and whose tips involve the dreaded gaff tape football.


For this article I have found a few videos and a guide presented by real professional full-time location sound mixers.You wouldn’t ask the cook running the omelet station at brunch how to make beef wellington just become they operate a pan over an open flame. You ask Alton Brown, the greatest TV chef ever. EVER!

Here is DPA Microphone’s guide on how to hide a lavalier.

The DPA video goes over a lot but mostly business type clothing. Here is a video that goes over everyday outfits along with some wardrobe costumes that are very tricky.

And lastly there is a 180 page ebook (or is it iBook…. IDK) full of photos and step by step guides on nothing but hiding lavalieres. Or as Jeff Wexler commented on the book.

I have worked as a production sound mixer for over 40 years and this is the most comprehensive and engaging tutorial I have ever encountered.

~Jeff Wexler

Here is a non-affialate link to the ebook. As always WavReport makes zero money off links and never sales ads or post articles that are sponsored content.


If there is a video or a guide that helped you, post a link to it in the comments.

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Andrew Jones is a location sound mixer based in Los Angeles. He started in the TV and Film industry in 2004. You can email him at  Andrew@HoldForSound.com



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