Homemade Boom Pole! - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 10th, 2004, 01:42 AM   #16
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Denver
Posts: 131
Thanks

Thanks-- I try to be accurate and add something of value to the discussion. Sometimes it may be a little more detail that people are used to, and I may offer contrary opinion, by I do so in the best interest of fairness.

I appreciate your appreciation. :-)

But whats a "Fujinon"??

You've really got me wondering.....
Neil Slade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2004, 06:41 AM   #17
Warden
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 8,267
Fujinon is the broadcast division of Fuji Optical.
__________________
Jeff Donald
Carpe Diem




Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Where to Buy? From the best in the business: DVinfo.net sponsors
Jeff Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2004, 09:51 AM   #18
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 436
Oops, Neil Slade really did have the original post of this idea: I didn't realize I was following in his footsteps until I was alerted of his older post - I guess I did add the coupler idea which makes the project even simpler and to an "In Home Depot" project completely. Anyways, hats off the Neil, and I'm glad so many people are reading this post and making use of it! Best of luck to all in your micing adventures!
Bryan Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #19
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ATLANTA, GA
Posts: 68
Bryan, are you out there?

Hey bryan, just wanted to see if you could e-mail those pics you posted on this thread, the links are not working any more. Thanks!
Chris Scharff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2006, 11:58 PM   #20
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Denver
Posts: 131
Boom Pole Origin

Here ya go
http://www.neilslade.com/Papers/pole.html
Neil Slade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #21
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ATLANTA, GA
Posts: 68
wow, quick reply.

Great, thanks Neil.
Chris Scharff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #22
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sauk Rapids, MN, USA
Posts: 1,675
While at Home Depot, you can get materials to make a blimp for the microphone as well. Gutter covers wired together to form a cylinder with rubber bands shot through and held in place with chopstix on the outside of the metal screen shell works as a great shock mount as well. I have mine wired to a disassembled (cheap) radioshack microphone holder for attachment to standard mike stands. Costume fur cover takes away the wind noise beautifully! Price for the blimp < $10!

http://www.yafiunderground.com/blimp (sorry: Server is currently unavailable, but should be up in a couple of days...service provider issues. Try back 1/20/06)

p.s. I'll be using the method here for attaching my blimp to my paint pole...I currently have the blimp wired to a paint roller frame for thread compatibility.
Cole McDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #23
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Denver
Posts: 131
Blimp

Hmmm

this is interesting- however, transparency of sound can be an issue in regards to the material covering any kind of wind screen-- previously I tried to use fake sheepskin fur in place of the expensive fancy mike-fur of some devices-- it was not at all sound transparent- so care must be taken when putting generic materials over microphones.

I am anxious to see and/or try your invention!
Neil
Neil Slade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2006, 05:11 PM   #24
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sauk Rapids, MN, USA
Posts: 1,675
Here are some pix I scrounged up...
http://webpages.charter.net/knightscape/blimp/
Cole McDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2006, 07:27 AM   #25
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sauk Rapids, MN, USA
Posts: 1,675
I picked up the thread adaptor at home depot last night works like a champ...specifically, I got a 3/8" Male Flare to 1/2" Female Pipe Fitting Brass Adaptor. The 3/8" is the right size for standard Mike stuff, but the thread may be too long on that, might try the compression thread (finer thread) to see if it's a better fit. I like the cut of the 1/2" though, it's a wider thread that makes it easier to use to cut new threads on the paint pole. Used a pliers to thread it down. My paint pole has an aluminum end on it, so it's threaded permanently. 16' of boom pole for $15, blimp for $10... I love home depot.
Cole McDonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2006, 09:19 AM   #26
Trustee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sauk Rapids, MN, USA
Posts: 1,675
The compression thread didn't work. 3/8ths flare is the best fit for the industry standard mike stuff.
Cole McDonald is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:33 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network