The boom pole is used to suspend a microphone over the actors on set.
The primary objective of the production sound mixer and the boom operator is to capture clean dialogue on set.
Two minutes of extra work on the set or in the field can save you hours of headache in the edit bay. You just need to remember to do it.
The boom pole is a extendable pole used to position a microphone in the proper proximity above the actors on set.
The Boom—Why, Isn’t That Old Fashioned?
Clean, clear audio is an essential aspect of any professional production, but many (if not most) videographers underestimate its importance.
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