During yesterday's shoot, I had my DR-40 and Azden Boom Mic all ready to go. Right before we began looking for people to interview, the signal suddenly went dead. I wasn't capturing any sound! I was about to panic and dart off screaming in frustration but then I remembered that I had brought along my Rode Shotgun microphone as a backup.
It's these kind of moments that remind me just how important it is to show up prepared to every shoot! You never know what can go wrong, so if you have a backup, it's good to bring it along!