Dean’s Blog

RØDE iXY – good mic gone bad?
Ethiopia 2014. Ethiopia 2014. Ethiopia 2014. IMG_5721 RØDE-iXY Zoom-H4n

RØDE iXY – good mic gone bad?

NAB is great for discovering new equipment, but it’s the people I meet that... Read More »

Going Wireless in Guatemala
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Going Wireless in Guatemala

Ever thought of going wireless boom as a sound op who carries their own mix... Read More »

ORCA Mixer Bag and Harness   It’s Awesome!
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ORCA Mixer Bag and Harness It’s Awesome!

After taking time to digest NAB 2014 there really wasn’t much new on the sh... Read More »

Camera Audio Simplified – Now Available!

Camera Audio Simplified – Now Available!

Location Audio for Camera operators! You might be thinking that a book for ... Read More »

The RØDE NTG-3 a shotgun to take a closer look at!
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The RØDE NTG-3 a shotgun to take a closer look at!

Now that I’ve had the RØDE NTG-3 shotgun microphone out a couple of times a... Read More »

Location Audio workshop for the Camera Op – in LA!

Location Audio workshop for the Camera Op – in LA!

Come join me for an audio workshop in LA! The Location Audio for Camera Ope... Read More »

Audio Workshop – AbelCine NY
Setting up a Video Camera

Audio Workshop – AbelCine NY

I’m putting on an “Audio for Camera Operators” workshop on January 11, 2014... Read More »

A tough field test for the Shure VP83F LensHopper
Dave Konavasio shooting in Turkana Kenya Shure-3-370x260

A tough field test for the Shure VP83F LensHopper

I’ve been looking forward to trying out the Shure VP83F LensHopper ca... Read More »

Easy Ambience

Easy Ambience

On my last shoot in Nicaragua I had to focus a little more then usual on am... Read More »

Choosing a Location in Nicaragua

Choosing a Location in Nicaragua

Ignore my iPhone shaky-cam and focus on the content. Here’s how “Choo... Read More »

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2 Comments

  1. November 22, 2013, 12:46 am   /  Reply

    Hi Dean,
    I am looking at buying the K-Tek articulated boom. Would love to have your thoughts on that.
    Cheers–Ajit

    • Dean Miles
      November 26, 2013, 12:46 pm   /  Reply

      Hi Ajit, I tried the articulating boom pole and hated it! Not to say you will – it felt really weird.

      One strange thing with it is you can’t change the angle of the mic. When you twist the pole the entire mic swigs up and away from the shot. I never understood its application.

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