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Boom Operator

A boom operator is an assistant of the production sound mixer. The principle responsibility of the boom operator is microphone placement, sometimes using a "fish pole" with a microphone attached to the end and sometimes, when the situation permits, using a "boom" (most often a "fisher boom") which is a special piece of equipment that the operator stands on and that allows precise control of the microphone at a much greater distance away from the actors. He or she will also place wireless microphones on actors when it is necessary.

In Hollywood, a boom operator usually makes between $150 and $350 per day (plus overtime).


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