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 super-cardioid microphone
  • Røde shotgun microphone
  • Sony wireless lav
  • 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

Additional a la carte items such as comtek/IFBs, extra lav mics, wireless transmitters and receivers, and additional timecode sync boxes for multi-cam shoots of three or more cameras require sufficient advanced notice.