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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Recommend Me a Stand to Hold Boom and Mic.

In some instances, I'm not going to have someone hold the boom mic, so I'll need to use a stand. I'd LOVE any recommendations on what stand to use to hold the boom.

The equipment will be a K-Tec carbon fiber boom pole and Sennheiser MKH-60 mic.

Thanks very much!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #2
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In some instances, I'm not going to have someone hold the boom mic, so I'll need to use a stand. I'd LOVE any recommendations on what stand to use to hold the boom.

The equipment will be a K-Tec carbon fiber boom pole and Sennheiser MKH-60 mic.

Thanks very much!
How about a Century/lighting stand with a couple of sandbags on the legs and a swivel clamp to fasten the K-Tek boom to the stand?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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Steve,

I've been a little unsure about using a C-stand b/c all of the specifically designed boom stands seem to have fold-up legs, e.g. the Manfrotto 3398 (420) boom stand (which actually includes a boom pole I believe).

I guess you feel a C-stand is sturdy enough. Thanks for your input.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #4
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a C stand is *way* sturdy enough to hold a boompole and mic, even at 12 ft. At 6-8 ft, you don't need, but should use one sand bag, at 12ft, certainly use one. LONG LEG TO LOAD as every grip knows ! I've had far heavier loads on a C stand then a boom pole. they are made of steel, although they do come in several grades from lightweight up to the super heavy Avenger versions which I have.

What you want is a $29 boom boy holder that will hold the pole. put a standard grip head onto the stand minus the grip arm, insert boom boy and get your pole into it. you NEVER EVER want to grab the boom pole with a grip head or maffer clamp because you will break it, or at best severely scratch / dent / crack it.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 07:43 AM   #5
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Hey,

Steve's right. If you can't find a boom boy, stop by the local fishing shop.

See my video. Hopefully it attached. Hmm, looks like it didn't for some reason.

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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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In some instances, I'm not going to have someone hold the boom mic, so I'll need to use a stand. I'd LOVE any recommendations on what stand to use to hold the boom.

The equipment will be a K-Tec carbon fiber boom pole and Sennheiser MKH-60 mic.

Thanks very much!
Hi Peter,

We should all have several Matthews 2 1/2" Hollywood Grips in our gear bag and I use one to go from my boom pole to a General Brand Boom Pole Holder; see:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...le+holder&ci=0

Be sure to buy a boom pole with an internal XLR cable if you'll also be using a boom operator from time to time (keeps the XLR cable/connector from banging on the pole). On that note, I assume you've got something like a Rode Shock Mount. And if you're going to be outside, you'll need a Baby Ball Gag Windshield, Windjammer, and... oh, we don't want to scare you away!

Happy hunting, Michael
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 07:22 PM   #7
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I use this sometimes depending on the shot.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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This works well:
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 08:31 PM   #9
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Aside from the boom pole holder and grip head. I'd recommend getting a century plus stand. The base comes off, which makes it a lot easier to transport.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:58 AM   #10
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Checked that out. Its very nice and I'm going to purchase one of those very soon. So when do you generally use this particular stand? I was thinking for inside shots using my microphone, wireless mic(s), and a table top microphone. I could then stay out of the shot and listen and adjust accordingly. What do you think? Thanks in advance.

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Old March 25th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #11
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I use it indoors on static shots. If the actor is going to be in the same position for a lot of dialogue I will put it on the boomstand and the sound op can just monitor it off the stand. If you are working solo I think it would help alot. I use it save the boom ops arms on a long shoot. It only takes maybe a minute to put it back on a standard boom for more dynamic motion. The way the arm locks would make it impossible to use in a moving shot.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 12:18 PM   #12
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I like the Manfrotto 420B as it is lighter than typical C-stand and features a built-in "convertible" boom arm. Pretty slick. Introducing the Combi Boom - A must have stand for lighting and location sound on Vimeo
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Old March 26th, 2009, 09:22 PM   #13
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wal mart boom pole holder

wal mart sells a fishing pole for about $12 and it is about the same as the audio boom pole holders I see advertised for $30 to $40.
One difference is the end is threaded, which could come in handy at some point.
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