Mastering Production Sound: Boom Right Masterclass

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The Boom Right Masterclass is an online course taught by Ken Strain, a seasoned Boom Operator with over 30 years of experience in the film industry. Sponsored by K-Tek and LASoundMixers, this course is perfect for aspiring Boom Operators who want to learn the skills and techniques needed to succeed on a film set. In this course, you’ll learn how to select and adjust equipment, handle the Boom Pole, wire for high-quality sound, and communicate effectively with the entire crew.

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Welcome to the Boom Right Masterclass

Embarking on a Boom Operator Journey

Curious about becoming a boom operator? Eager to capture fantastic performances with on-set microphones? If so, the Boom Right Masterclass, led by 30-year film industry veteran Ken Strain, is the perfect online course for you.

Supported by Industry Leaders

Proudly sponsored by K-Tek, a top US boom pole manufacturer, and LASoundMixers, a Los Angeles Production Sound Community connecting beginners and seasoned professionals, this course equips aspiring boom operators with essential skills and techniques for success.

A Unique Learning Experience

While you may have seen numerous boom operator videos online, the Boom Right Masterclass offers invaluable insights from years of experience on countless productions. So, leave prior knowledge at the door and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind educational experience.

Mastering the Boom Operator Craft

As a boom operator, you must possess various skills. This course teaches you to select and adjust your equipment, handle the boom pole correctly, and plant microphones quickly and safely. Furthermore, these skills, along with numerous tips and tricks, will be at your disposal.

Succeeding as a Boom Operator

Your success as a boom operator depends on your ability to collaborate with others on set. Consequently, this course teaches you the right mindset, set etiquette, and effective communication, giving you everything you need to excel. Integrate and innovate!

Ken Strain takes a moment to read his sides at the beginning of the day

What You’ll Learn

  1. Equipment Selection and Adjustment: Firstly, learn to choose and adjust your equipment for maximum freedom, comfort, and optimal sound capture.
  2. Boom Pole Handling: Secondly, master holding and using the boom pole, covering broad techniques and subtle aspects of mic handling for dialogue.
  3. Approaching Common On-Set Situations: Thirdly, discover new strategies for various on-set situations to consistently capture the best sound.
  4. Effective Communication: Additionally, develop the ability to interface with the entire crew and your department for maximum effectiveness.
  5. Building a Strong Foundation: Lastly, establish a base level of technique and communication for a successful, injury-free career as a boom operator.

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As an added bonus, the Boom Right Masterclass has its own Private Channel on our Video Mantis Discord! Purchase the course to be instantly activated into the channel with all the other students, or scan this QR Code now to access the Video Mantis Lobby and say hello!

Enroll now and learn from a seasoned pro with over 30 years of experience in the film industry, supported by K-Tek and LASoundMixers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to level up your skills as a Boom Operator with the Boom Right Masterclass.

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    Christopher Aragon

    These classes are really good. Mostly the boom right master class, which I completed and It helped me a lot booming for one of my projects. They literally were complementing me that “I knew what I was doing”, but little did they know that that was actually my first time booming. All the knowledge for booming in this course, you must keep it and print it in your mind.

    April 9, 2023
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    MUST SEE! “Wires get the Dialogue, Boom gets the Performance!” I found Ken Strain on you tube interviews and watched the first segment, it led me to here and purchased the course, His notes and tidbits of tips are invaluable as I am from a small desert town that is now a booming goldmine to the movie industry, this has been invaluable to me, if I ever meet Ken I will buy him many drink to show my gratefulness to providing the only course of Boom online that is as in depth as this. HIGHLY RECOMMEND you will not regret.

    January 27, 2023
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    Jeff Lennan

    Great course! very informative and clearly explains “Boom” techniques. Gave me confidence hearing it from a PRO! Thank Ken Strain!…..He will literally teach you not to “strain” yourself with your pole!

    January 26, 2023
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    A natural teacher, he speaks with eloquence and wisdom you only gain thru years of experience. Even as an experienced boom operator, I found myself learning in this comfortably paced class. I do have one issue with it… it didn’t go on another 10 hours. I must have watched this whole course at least 4 times and picked up new things every time and now that it’s been a couple of months since my last viewing, it’s probably time I watch it again.

    January 25, 2023
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    Ken is a gem to the sound community. When I heard he was going to be selling this class, I started pestering him to release it and was quick to give him my money as soon as soon as it was put on the market. Yay 1st customer!

    January 24, 2023
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    Joseph Hartshorn

    Im about to finish film school and I am glad I took this class and learned proper technique now so I won’t hurt myself in the future. I wish I had learned this a few years ago. It is a straight forward and in depth class that taught me a lot.

    January 23, 2023
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    Anna Khromova

    I found this course extremely valuable.
Before taking it as probably all of us, I explored most of the resources on the internet, including sound-oriented groups on FB and multiple YouTube videos. No doubt, some of the materials were helpful; however, it took me hundreds of hours to separate the wheat from the chaff if you understand what I mean. =)
Even though, as you can tell, I did my homework, I learned from Ken a lot!
In this few-hours length course, he very generously shares his techniques and tricks gained through decades in this profession.
Ken gave us all the links to the equipment and tools he is using, including tapes, boom poles, mic holders, headphones, and even best shoes for boom operators based on over 27 years of experience in the field!!!
In my opinion, this is a must-take course for anyone in the Sound Department on set!

    January 22, 2023
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    I’ve heard a lot of things about this course and after finally purchasing and watching it, I think its safe to say that this course deserves its praise. Great information told in about 3 hrs.
    Youtube has great tutorials but finding the “same” quality of information you get with this course will take days and will still be subpar. Ken’s personality makes this information easy to digest. To the point and practical with great on set stories to drive the point home.
    I bought this as a DP who occasionally is a boom op because it it severely lacking in my area.

    January 21, 2023
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    Alejandro Reyes

    Extremely helpful and a must-have course for both professionals and beginners alike. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, Ken’s insight covers it all, from mic placement to set etiquette. The next time I find myself stuck and flustered. I’ll ask myself, “What would Ken do?”

    January 20, 2023
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    Cedrik Dessureault

    Worth it!

    January 19, 2023
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