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Sound Assistant

The sound assistant works under the supervision of the production sound mixer and boom operator to support the function of the sound department and maintain audio recording equipment. This technician is at the bottom of the ladder, but gains hands-on experience toward future career advancement.

Boom Operator

Boom operators assist the production sound mixer by holding and operating a microphone attached to a long pole so that it is in the ideal position to capture the dialogue of the actors and other sounds. The boom operator decides where to place radio and clip microphones during recording and also assists with other sound equipment throughout productions.