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ABOUT THIS MODULE

At first glance, the boom mic seems to be fairly simple and straightforward to operate. In actuality, however, it is a very tricky skill which balances the ideal mic placement with the movements of the operator.  So in this module, we're going to look at proper technique for using a boom pole to record on-set audio.

IN THIS MODULE

  • 20:36 video that walks you through the process of properly using a boom mic
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • The various positions for a boom mic
  • How to properly place the microphone
  • Boom operating etiquette
  • How to deal with shadows and reflections
  • Communications techniques with the camera operator
  • What not to do on set
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
 
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame
 
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