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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
It was a very well thought out video and I love the attention to detail and the fact that the subject matter focused on the
aesthetic and storytelling aspects of editing.
 
   - Cedric Pounds, Chabot College
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