Pro Video Tips: Boom Microphone Techniques and Tricks


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Booming techniques

This week on Pro-Video tips, I want to talk about a often ignored position on the film set. And that's a position of boom operator. Now, on the surface, the job might seem pretty simple. To just hold the boom. And because of that, people often, you know, your little cousin's visiting from out of town for the weekend ,and you give them the boom, so they can help out on the set. Well, that's okay, but it's not really something you want to do if you care about your production because while this job isn't rocket science, it does require a certain amount of knowledge and understanding of boom positions, audio technique, as well as what the cameras needs are and also microphone patterns.

So I'm just going to start off by just showing you a couple of different boom positions. Now, in my book and it's called The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide, by the way, but in my book there is no right or wrong way to hold the boom. There is only a position that will or won't work for the...

Booming techniques
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