This is a question about if there is only 1 boom operator on many productions and in what conditions are there more than 1.
I chat with Thomas Curley about his work on Whiplash, getting started, gear and challenges with TV schedules.
I chat with Whit Norris, production sound mixer on classics like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and most recently Ant Man and Fast And Furious 7.
I chat with Allen Lee Williams III about being a boom op and the roles of the sound utility and his view of sound mixers and on set life.
Its always tricky doing really long takes with lots of choreography and rehearsals. While many people are in awe (along with me) about the poor camera guy you must not forget the silent ninja, the boom operator.