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Capturing good sound on set is crucial; this set of videos covers correct boom technique. Follow the simple steps outlined here and you’ll have great sound to carry into post. Ignore them and your boom recording could be next to useless.

 

Overview
Microphone Position
0:08 Equipment Considerations
0:40 Findin the Frame Line
1:16 Effect of Microphone Distance
Aiming the Boom
0:06 Boom Mic Pickup Pattern
0:15 Keeping the Mic on Axis
0:58 Operating the Boom from Below
Posture
0:05 Surviving Long Takes throught the H Pose
Monitoring Audio
0:07 Use Headphones
0:19 Issues to Listen for
Recording Audio
0:08 Setting Levels
0:22 Finding the Sweet Spot
0:56 Capturing Room Tone
Conclusion