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Old 01-26-2017, 09:40 PM   #31
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Well the reason why I thought I might be the boom operator is because I have not been able to find many in my area, compared to the camera related jobs where their are more people. I don't have to be the boom operator, I am just wanting to be ready to take it on, just in case, so I don't have to do ADR again.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:45 PM   #32
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Well the reason why I thought I might be the boom operator is because I have not been able to find many in my area, compared to the camera related jobs where their are more people. I don't have to be the boom operator, I am just wanting to be ready to take it on, just in case, so I don't have to do ADR again.
If the camera's stationary, especially during dialogue, there's nothing stopping you from booming yourself.
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I could have a stationary camera, but one of the comments on my previous short film is that there was not enough camera movement, people were saying, and I wanted to improve in that area as well, if possible... If someone can shoot it that way, should I do it, or if I am not being able to see through the camera at the time, is best just to keep it still to be safe...

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Do whatever you feel comfortable doing. The only limitation is your own personal ability to pull it off.

If you're keen on adding movement then this is where a mic stand would come in handy. Is it professional? Depends on your definition, but it certainly gets the job done.
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Well I tried the mic stand before, but the actor would drift on and off axis into it, so I feel I have to boom, and keep the mic moving with the actors mouth. If the actor moves only a few inches, the axis can be off, so maybe I should just keep the camera stationary perhaps.
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Old 01-30-2017, 04:00 PM   #36
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Well I am shopping for a boom pole, and still deciding on which one to get. When a pole goes over 12 feet, the price goes up a lot, compared to 12 feet and under. Do you think I would ever need a pole over 12 feet, is 12 feet plenty, for pretty wide shots?
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