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Boom Operator

Alternate Titles: Boom Person, Boom Man, Boom Woman

Job Description: The role of a Boom Operator is to place and hold the boom microphone to record the dialogue for Actors during a film or television shoot and to know the basics of the use of wireless microphones and recording equipment.

Salary: $25,000 to $100,000

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Field Sound Mixer

Field Recording Mixer

Alternate Titles: Production Sound Mixer

Job Description: The Field Recording Mixer works on a production to capture all dialogue and provide a rough mix for the picture edit.

Average Annual Salary: $47,000

Become a Field Recording Mixer

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