A shotgun mic is pretty much a standard for gathering location audio, or even interviews if the camera is extremely close to the subject
A hot-shoe mount to the camera is a typical and simple solution.
We think a shotgun is best applied to a rig with a ‘mini boom’ that can be quickly dismounted if an opportunity for better mic placement becomes available, maybe you are working with a reporter who can hold the mic while undertaking an interview
Due to the vast array of different shock-mounts available really it is best to contact us to discuss options.
The images below you will see a shotgun on a 30cm 1/2 tube mounted with a HIR S1 clamp
And also an unconventional mount at the rear of the rig which incorporates a longer boom which opens up options when removed from the camera