I'm cautiously venturing into the sound-to-film world, and have landed a non-paid role as boom operator/sound technician for a local community video project. Needless to say I am a little anxious due to this being my first experience of boom operation on a film production. Since I don't own my own rig yet, the director has got hold of a Sennheiser MKE 300 and Boom pole with a mic booster. I run Logic Pro on a macbook, and am just wondering if there's anyone who's got experience of operating this mic and have worked on set by hooking it up to a laptop (I believe it has a 3.5mm jack output) and any tips for a smooth days shooting? Or any tips at all?! One area of concern for me is if there's dialogue between two people in fairly close proximity to each other, do I need to switch the mic back and fourth between the two actors, or keep it central in between the actors? The reason I'm saying this is that upon looking at the script it tends to be very short dialogue between characters and I don't know if I'd be able to keep up! I was planning on using my Zoom H2 recorder to record background ambiences aswell - is this recommended?
Thanks in advance from a sound novice!