Sound Mixer and Boom Operator
Specializing in high
quality location sound and sound effects recording for film, video, and broadcast.
What does a Production Sound Mixer do?
A Production Sound Mixer is responsible for
recording film/video production dialogue and some sound effects. He commands a
crew consisting of one or more boom persons, a cable person and
sometimes an equipment technician. The Sound Mixer will determine
what mikes are used for every scene (or assign that responsibility
to his boom person), he will operate the sound recorder, maintain
the Sound Report, notify the director (or AD) of any sound
problems, keep sound levels consistent, avoid distortion because
of too high levels, watch for boom shadows, determine sound
perspective after discussion with the director,
record "room tone", and of course most important provide a sound
track with first-rate audio quality.
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