Boom Mic

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    • #40795
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Hey Guys! I am really into video, but I know nothing about boom mics I have tried researching this on the web but I can’t seem to find anything. Could some of you point me in the right direction to find some info on the subject. And could you also point me in the direction of a good (but not uber expensive) big fluffy boom mic.

      Thanks,

      gwXtreme

    • #174296
      Avatarhania
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      there are some great articles on this site
      http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/article.cfm?id=8744
      http://www.videomaker.com/scripts/article.cfm?id=2758

      these are two articles i found to be very helpful

    • #174297
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Don’t think to hard on this subject. A lot of independent producers have used non-official forms of booms to accomplish the same task at a fraction of the cost. Focus on the mic itself. Pick a good shotgun mic you like. Then get your fuzzy wind screen, if you like.

      The boom itself is any pole you want, that is hollow and light enough to hold for long periods of time. Take your suspended shotgun mic mount and screw it into the end of the pole by whatever mean necessary to make it secure.

      A good “pole” to use is one of those extenable power-washer brush handles. They’re already hollow so drill a hole near the mic end and feed an XLR through without the plughead on. Put the plughead on. Screw a mic mount on the end (you’ll figure it out). Now you have a $20 extendable portable boom pole. Nifty!

    • #174298
      AvatarDVine
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      Big fluffy boom mic? There are is no fluffy boom mic.

      The shotgun mic is secured onto a shock mount at the end if the boom pole. Then a zeppelin/blimp is secured around it. The fluffy part is the cat hair that fixes around it. The fluffy part acts like a windscreen for high wind.

      You really don’t need the cat hair except for what i just mentioned.

    • #174299
      AvatarEndeavor
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      I think this might interest you. It’s exactly what I have except my shockmount is different. Cost under $20 (not including the mic of course) but it’s extremely lightweight and extends 15 feet!:

      http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/pole.html

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