Make a Mic Shockmount for $1.20
This week we look at making a really affordable microphone shockmount for your boom pole. If a mic is mounted directly to the pole, any noise on that pole (such as hands moving back and forth) will be heard on the mic, polluting your audio recording. You need a shockmount which suspends the microphone away from the pole. The above video shows how.
Here's the Instructables version.