Questions tagged [boom-pole]

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Attaching a lav mic to a boom

This basically is the age old problem of sing-operator video run-and-gun situations. My employer has given me 2 lav mics and wants documentary style 3-person interviews to be done with them, I have ...
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Falcon Boom Poles - Any Thoughts?

I was looking around Ebay, to find a good deal on a boom pole, since I lost mine on a shoot and I came across this listing. http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-ft-Carbon-Fiber-Microphone-BOOM-POLE-The-Lux-...
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Shotgun on boom or handheld?

What's the benefits of using your shotgun on a boom pole instead of just holding it in your hands? As I see many people use the boom from above, why isn't it better to position the microphone at mouth ...
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Rode Boom pole enquiry

Hi guys I'm planning on purchasing one of the rode boom poles, either the mini or the micro. The problem is that the micro is only £39.99 whereas the mini is closer to £70. The only difference ...
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How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole

How do you put a mic cable inside a rode boompole? I'm having a heck of a time. Do I have to cut the cable and resolder it after I put the cable in? If anybody has a diagram or something that'd be ...
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Replacing Boom Mic Segment

My first boom pole was a very pretty Gitzo carbon fiber pole. Loved that thing! I think it extended to 12' or so. I rented out my sound gear (I have learned to not do that any more) and they ...
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Attn: Boom Ops - How do you stay in shape?

I have a question regarding boom oping. A friend of mine asked me what exercises he should be doing to improve his stamina and strength when doing 10 to 14 hour day boom oping. He finds it very ...
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Boom pole tricks to reduce handling noise.

Someone gave me a boom pole to test out the other day and while testing it out I noticed: A) It didn't have a cloth-covered-cable inside it so the cable slapped the inside of the pole and made noise, ...
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Boom poles: aluminium vs carbon fibre

What are the pros and cons of each?
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Boom op clothing

I have some possible production sound work coming up where I would be booming. What type of clothes would be the best to wear? Baggy clothes? Tight clothes? I vaguely remember going over something ...
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south african prices

I'm looking for a place that can give me quotes on set recorders like the nagra LB and V (or any equivalent). Preferable a south african dealer I know about vitatone I'm having trouble getting a quote ...
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Recording location dialogue

I have been asked to be a sound man on a short independent film. I have only recorded dialogue in a studio before under perfect conditions. All of my field recording has been for SFX or atmospheres, ...
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RØDE wishlist - What would you recommend?

I must put together a wishlist of RØDE equipment (I can't yet say why). I'm okay on the accessories side, it's the mic choices my main concern. My priority is to have a descent kit to record sound ...