I am a Toronto-based production sound recordist and boom operator. My basic kit, listed below, covers most production needs. Of course, it may be expanded as particular shooting requirements dictate.

  • Sound Devices 633 Digital Production Mixer-Recorder
  • Sennheiser MKH 50-P48 super-cardioid microphone
  • Sennheiser MKH 416-P48 short shotgun microphone
  • Rycote Cyclone Windscreen with Windjammer
  • Røde NTG-2 shotgun microphone
  • K-Tek Avalon KE110 Boompole
  • Timecode Systems UltraSync One (x2 for timecode-syncing two cameras with sound)
  • XLR and TC cables
  • Tape and other expendables

Lav mics, wireless transmitters and receivers, and additional timecode sync boxes for multi-cam shoots of three or more cameras require advanced notice.