Saturday, June 26, 2010
Make a DIY Boom Pole
Time for another episode! This one concerns making a pole to hang our handy-dandy mic shockmount on. Originally I wasn't going to bother with this one, but viewers (and some local filmmakers) kept asking. Since it paid for itself--why not?
After making this video, I'm realizing that things are getting more complex. Not everyone is going to have a rotary tool or access to one. I have a Dremel my mom bought for me years ago and it has come in really handy since I started building inexpensive film gear. PVC stands no chance against a man with a rotary tool!
Anyway, if you can't afford a Dremel (the entry level wired model is around $40), consider the alternative from Harbor Freight Tools. They start at $10 and you will use the thing over and over and not just for filmmaking purposes. They are amazing.
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Posted by Scott Eggleston