Two wires and a boom

When an experienced client books a sound mixer “two wires and boom” is often where the negotiation starts when it comes to equipment.

First, what does “two wires and a boom” mean? It means a basic sound mixers kit that includes a recorder, two wireless lavalier microphones, and a boom microphone. This basic kit covers most circumstances that “bag mixers” are hired for. These include interviews, simple dialog scenes, documentary shoots, electronic news gather and corporate videos.

From this point all other gear is negotiated. Do you need timecode boxes? Do you need a smart slate? Do you need extra lavs? What about IFB?

All these can be provided by the sound mixer on top of two wires and a boom.

Posted on: July 5, 2019, by :