The Boom Mic Preview

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The boom mic is one of the most common ways to record good on-set audio.  In this module you will learn how to choose the proper boom pole, the various types of shock mounts and wind reduction tools. Recording excellent audio begins with having the right tools.


  • 17:29 video that walks you through the boom pole
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • The types of boom poles available
  • The types of shock mounts and how they work
  • The types of wind reduction tools and how to use them including
    • Wind screens
    • Fuzzies
    • Zeppelins and dead cats
  • Techniques for monitoring audio
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