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Creating a System to Assist the Educator in the Training of the Novice Boom Operator

One of the challenges facing Educators of Production Sound for Film is providing a meaningful classroom experience for their students. The optimal learning experience for production sound students takes place during actual on-set shoots. The goal of this paper and the system described herein are intended to provide a realistic training experience for the novice boom operator when working in a classroom environment. The paper will discuss the reasons for consideration of the employment of the Boom Training System, as well as the design and construction of the Boom Training System. Additionally, implementation and student review will be considered.


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