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boom operator





Boom operators set up and operate the boom microphone, either by hand, on an arm or on a moving platform. They make sure that every microphone is correctly stationed on set and in the best position to capture the dialogues. Boom operators are also responsible for the microphones on the actors clothing.

Alternative Labels

shotgun operator

TV boom operator

shotgun microphone operator

boom operator

film boom operator

production sound mixer assistant

sound equipment technician

boom holder

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: