Re: [videoblogging] Re: boom pole
- you kinda need it every time, it does cut a lot of noise
On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Loreta_Vaidas <loretabirkus@...>wrote:
> Thanks for all the advice.
> Yes, it's only me doing all the filming and sound. And yes, I do have a
> wireless mic system (German brand). It's omnidirectional so I don't think
> it's suitable for filming outside. That's why I need a boom pole to somehow
> solve the outside filming situations.
> Is the wind screen (fluffy one) needed any time during filming outside or
> more when it's really windy? My mic has a black standard one that came with
> it so wonder if it's not going to be enough. It's usually not windy where I
> live :)
> Thanks again.
> --- In email@example.com <videoblogging%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "Richard Amirault" <ramirault@...> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Loreta_Vaidas"
> > > Can anybody please recommend a good quality (not too pricey please)
> > > pole for a one person team?
> > I don't understand what a "one person team" is. A "team", by definition
> > seems to be a minimum of two.
> > > I have an Audio-Technica AT875R shot gun mic which I'll be using for my
> > > videofilmings and would like a boom pole to go with it. Holding a pole
> > > myself is not an option.
> > >
> > A "boom pole holder" may work.
> > but only for a subject that is not moving about.
> > > Please give me some guidance what features to look for in a pole, where
> > > and what best to purchase, etc.
> > >
> > Some poles have the mic cable built-in, and of course the length varies.
> > You can always go with the Home Depot / Lowes extendable paint pole. But
> > will need to purchase an attachment to convert the end to hold the mic.
> > and, of course, this also requires you to run the mic cable the length of
> > the pole.
> > If you are shooting outdoors you will definitely need a windscreen. The
> > type may work well enough, or it may not. Better is the "furry" or "dead
> > cat" type of windscreen. Even better is a "blimp" type with a furry
> > If you have a person to hold the mic/boom pole be sure that they have
> > headphones and can actually *hear* the audio from the mic. Otherwise they
> > won't know if they are holding the mic / pole properly. This may be a
> > cable running out of the camcorder to the person, or .. you can do
> > system sound" and record to a high quality digital recorder. In that case
> > the recorder can be carried by the boom pole operator and and there is
> > chance of someone tripping on a long cable from the camera. You will need
> > sync-up the sound in editing, but it's not as hard as you might think.
> > Richard Amirault
> > N1JDU
> > http://bostonfandom.org
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