Booming and Mic Placement

Shotgun microphones usually have a supercardioid pick up pattern. This means they are somewhat directional and need to be positioned fairly close to what you are trying to record.







This is usually accomplished by using a boom pole to put the mic in close proximity to the actor, just outside the camera frame.










Be sure your microphone is aimed directly at your actor’s mouth to get the best possible sound.









If you are working alone or in a small crew, we have tools available that allow you to capture high-quality audio while working solo.






Boom pole holders and cardellini clamps can both be used on a stand to hold your boom pole in the optimal position while freeing up your hands to operate the camera and focus on your interview.