The Definitive Guide to Operating a Boom Mic Like a Pro

I guess there are more important jobs than just the producer ,editor, and director. 🙂 Everyone’s job is important as the next guy/girl in production.

'GLJ Media Group' Daily Blog

March 18, 2014

by Robert Hardy,

boom pole

Few jobs on set are as under-appreciated as the person (or people) operating the boom mic. Not only can it be physically strenuous over the course of a 14+ hour day, but operating a boom also takes a whole lot of technique and skill in order for production sound to be its very best. Luckily, the fine folks over at Videomaker have put together a video that demystifies the subtle art of operating a boom like a pro. Check it out.

This tutorial covers everything from how to set up, hold, and direct a boom pole to how to select the proper microphone for different acoustic environments. So sit back, put your learning hats on, and get ready for a crash course in boom operating:

The key takeaway from this video is that, just like the other technical aspects of…

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