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Proper way to boom dialogue between two people

If operating a boom microphone to record the dialogue of two people in a filmed scene, what is the proper way to operate and point the microphone? Do you memorize the dialogue and aim the microphone ...
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location film boom mic rain

Hello, Just a quick question for anyone with any relative experience: How to reduce the sound of the rain on the microphone when recording in the rain on set, also what protection we can use for ...
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Boom Mic Operator Insurance

i have a quick question. if you are working as a freelance boom mic operator recording dialogue for production companies or even just student film makers, do you need any special kind of insurance ...
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How do you let your boom op monitor audio

I am just wondering for those of you who regually use boom ops your favoured methods of letting them monitor the audio being recorded. Some I have worked with use their own mixers or mix pre d etc but ...
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Which is better- boom micing or lapel micing

I recently had a conversation with a colleague of mine who was saying that lapel micing is the preferred choice of recording dialogue on set over boom micing. His argument was based on an article he ...
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5 most popular Boom mics, Lapel mics and HDD based recorders?

The cost or anything does not matter, just want to know 5 best and most used of Boom mics, Lapel mics and HDD based recorders
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Choosing boom mike: MKH 60 or MKH 70, other suggestions?

I will be shooting a feature film in a couple of days. I will be recording on a Zaxcom deva 5.8. Now my query is which boom mics should I go for? Basically I am planning on using sennhieser 418 as ...
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How do you maintain consistency between various locations?

Micing the host on a beach, to a location where the AC can't be turned off, to a completely reverberated hall... to... the voice over -- how do you maintain consistency in the mix and in the micing (...
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How do you combine boom mic track with lav mic track for best dialog?

I don't where I heard this, but it seems that big guys tend to get best dialog result out of combining boom track and lav together, so I'm just wondering HOW? for instance, do you cut the boom's low ...
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Budget Shopping: A boom or a blimp?

I'm doing some studio guitar work, right now, which will end up paying me ~$500 (it's for a really good friend, or I'd be charging at least twice that), and I'm planning on putting all that money back ...
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Recording actors on roller blades

Kicking myself for not asking this here sooner, but I'm starting on a film which will involve a number of scenes where both cameras and the actors are on roller blades. This poses some challenges for ...
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When using a boom to capture production audio what kind of mic do you want? Boom Technique

Do you want a mic that captures only what it is looking at/pointing at? Or some other mic that captures a bit of side noise? Obviously a shotgun is essential for this. Is it best to aim the boom ...
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Boom mic in Shot

I came across this video and wondered how often the boom mic is in shot. I was thinking we could start a thread for examples. [youtube]ATIj8z4Nsl0[/youtube]
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How to tackle long hours of boom operation?

If I am supposed to do long hours of boom operation in interviews, is there any technique to tackle the situation so that i can conserve my energy for the rest of the shoot.
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Feedback on short film…

Last September I worked as a boom operator on "Eyes to See". It was the first actual film I worked on having previously worked only in various video formats. You can check it out at thedoorpost.com. ...
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Rock-solid telescoping mic boom arms?

I'm tired of using El Cheapo mic boom arms whose knobs don't keep the telescoping arms from rotating, whos knobs are hard to tighten and loosen, and generally possess poor quality control. For heavy ...