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Re: Microphone (stereo) test, what do you think?

Subject: Re: Microphone (stereo) test, what do you think?
From: "Avocet" madl74
Date: Mon Jun 6, 2011 4:45 pm ((PDT))
> I want to (learn to) handhold it because sometimes I want to follow
> for example a Woodcock flying.


I used to teach trainee boomswinigers the "slack arm" method. You
don't grip the boom or mic firmly but with a limp wrist (don't worry -
nobody will notice.:-) ) Similarly, your arm muscles should not be
taut and should retain some "give" compatible with holding the mic in
place. One boomswinger I had used to work out and his muscle
vibrations played havoc with a gun mic. Note any blimp type windgag
will transmit LF rumble to the mic however well it is mounted inside
the gag. The trick with panning a mic is - as with a camera - use your
body not your arms.


David Brinicombe
North Devon, UK
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - Ambrose Bierce

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