Join Anthony Q. Artis for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a boom microphone, part of Foundations of Video: Cameras and Shooting.
In this movie I am just going to give you a few pointers on boom mic technique.…While it's not rocket science, there are certain very important things to keep in mind.…So let's go over three important booming principles.…The first principle is to get your mic as close to the action as possible without getting in the shot.…To do this, you want to make sure that you know your frame line, or the imaginary line…that marks the top of the shot.…Lower the boom until it just enters the shot, then slowly begin to raise it up until it's clear.…
Now look out of the tip of the boom pole and make a mental note of the bottom of the mic…and find something in the room or scene that you can use as a visual reference point, such…as a clock or mark on the wall, so that every time your mic goes below that visual reference…point, you'll know it's in the frame without even seeing the shot.…The second principle is to keep the boom mic on axis, which just means make sure that it's…always pointed directly at the person or source of sound that you want to record.…
AuthorAnthony Q. Artis
- Exploring the different types of video cameras
- Understanding how to focus
- Shooting with shallow depth of field
- Understanding exposure
- Using ND filters to correct overexposure
- Using gain to brighten an underexposed shot
- Choosing the right shutter speed
- White-balancing a shot
- Working with a tripod
- Shooting handheld
- Using a boom microphone
- Setting up a 4-point lighting scene
- Using corrective gels
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started in Video
2. Camera Essentials
3. Moving the Camera
4. Audio Essentials
5. Lighting Essentials
Using corrective gels9m 11s
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