The Boom Operators work under the supervision of the Mixer/Recordist in the recording of production sound holding mic booms, placing mics, holding cables, and operating various recording devices.
Specific duties will include:
- Holding mic booms and cables
- Headphone monitoring of mics
- Mic placement, set-up, and tear-down
- Operation of recording devices
The boom operator, first assistant sound or "1st AS", is responsible for utilising microphones on the end of boom poles held above actor's heads during a scene to capture dialogue