A boom microphone is an essential tool for capturing audio in film and video production. It is a long pole with a microphone attached to the end that allows you to position the microphone close to the sound source.
Boom microphones are often used to capture dialogue on set, either by holding the boom pole or by mounting it on a stand. They allow the microphone to be positioned close to the actor’s mouth while staying out of the shot, resulting in clear and natural-sounding dialogue.
In addition to capturing dialogue, boom microphones can also be used to capture sound effects and ambience on set. With the versatility to reach over obstacles or into tight spaces, boom microphones can provide a wide range of audio options for your production.
When using a boom microphone, it is important to have an experienced operator who can maneuver the boom pole to get the best audio possible. It is also important to use a windscreen to reduce wind noise and a shock mount to reduce handling noise.