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.
The primary objective of the production sound mixer and the boom operator is to capture clean dialogue on set.
Movies with true organic sounds, imagined futuristic electronic audio, and even the everyday noises around us, aren't complete without good sound effects.
The boom pole is a extendable pole used to position a microphone in the proper proximity above the actors on set.
There is a region around each microphone called the pick-up pattern, in which sounds are best captured.
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