Boom Right Masterclass
This Boom Operator Masterclass was filmed live in Los Angeles. Sponsored by K-Tek, and the help of LA Sound Mixers, Ken Strain demonstrates the basic skills needed to excel in the new age of long takes and many cameras that most sets have now. The course is designed to instill a base level of technique and understanding that can be the foundation for a successful and injury-free career.
You will learn how to carefully choose and adjust your equipment so that you can move with more freedom and comfort. Your equipment can be the difference between being able to boom a difficult shot, or having to sit it out and rely on wireless mics. In addition, some of the equipment shown will allow you to safely leave your microphone on set, and plant microphones with speed and ease.
Once we get the equipment sorted out, we show you how to hold and move with the boom so that minimum energy and maximum range of motion is achieved, as well as steadiness. Some of this information directly challenges what you see in popular YouTube videos by less experienced (but well-meaning) sound people. We go from broad technique to addressing subtler aspects of mic handling for dialogue that make a noticeable difference in quality. Lots of little tricks are shared here that would take years to discover on your own. It all comes down to listening and paying attention to what’s working and what isn’t.
As a boom operator, a huge part of your success depends on how you work with other people on the set. We show you how to approach the set with the right mindset, and set etiquette so that you start off on the right foot. Everything you need to level up is here. Integrate it, or innovate it!
Select and adjust the equipment you use for maximum effectiveness
Learn fundamental techniques in holding and using the boom.
Keep your shoulders and arms from getting tired and wearing out.
Learn new approaches to common situations on set
Interface with the whole crew and your own department for maximum effectiveness.
Several wiring techniques are shared
- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 3 Hours
- Skill level All Levels
- Language English
- Students 114
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes
Extremely valuable resource for beginners to experts
Ken is a gem to the sound community. When I heard he was going to be selling this class, I started pestering him to release it and was quick to give him my money as soon as soon as it was put on the market. Yay 1st customer! A natural teacher, he speaks with eloquence and wisdom you only gain thru years of experience. Even as an experienced boom operator, I found myself learning in this comfortably paced class. I do have one issue with it... it didn't go on another 10 hours. I must have watched this whole course at least 4 times and picked up new things every time and now that it's been a couple of months since my last viewing, it's probably time I watch it again.
Worth every penny!
I have watched this course at least 5 times since I purchased it last year, and I get something new out of it each time. Learning how to boom in a way that puts my health and longevity first is priceless! Having so many tips and tricks of the trade made available from a pro like Ken is an opportunity I'm glad I didn't pass up. I'm sure anyone else interested in being successful in the sound department will feel the same!
New boom Operator
Great course! very informative and clearly explains "Boom" techniques. Gave me confidence hearing it from a PRO! Thank Ken Strain!.....He will literally teach you not to "strain" yourself with your pole!
Must Take for Beginners
MUST SEE! "Wires get the Dialogue, Boom gets the Performance!" I found Ken Strain on you tube interviews and watched the first segment, it led me to here and purchased the course, His notes and tidbits of tips are invaluable as I am from a small desert town that is now a booming goldmine to the movie industry, this has been invaluable to me, if I ever meet Ken I will buy him many drink to show my gratefulness to providing the only course of Boom online that is as in depth as this. HIGHLY RECOMMEND you will not regret.