My to-do list features finding Josh’s “how to record music” tutorials. I joined the list at Chapter Two or Three. I have no idea where Chapter One is. One of the demonstrations I badly want to find started out a shoot with the microphone atop the camera and switching to the H2 in the middle of a word. It’s a stunning illustration of why Separate Sound is such a good idea → Audacity correction and matching tools.
Also while on the run the other day I past a picture of a camera crew in full operation with a fish-pole microphone. I’ve been after a good picture of that forever. Consider this: Who’s going to shoot it? The talent, camera operator and boom operator are busy. I know prominent boom operators and none of them have pictures of themselves working.
Found it. She probably won’t last long like that. There’s tricks to running a fishpole. I’ve seen body harnesses where you put the bottom of the pole against your tummy.
I used to wonder about women doing that job, but I was at a production meeting talking to one of the sound women about the last production. “It was a little tense, but we got through it OK,” she said and picked me up and put me down out of the way.
I badly want to read a thing I wrote about a completely fictitious dance club, but it cries out for music backing track and that alone could take months.