The last week of September, I worked on another short film with the same production company as The Scout. I was a boom operator and PA for them as well and even though this film only took 5 or 6 shooting days I learned so much more on this film.
I also learned how to use the larger receiver that holds 6 receivers. I learned more of when to use a wireless lav and I learned the hierarchy of booming techniques and techniques for micing up actors along with minor accessories out there. I learned plenty of film jargon as well and I coulnd't have learned all this from a better person. I feel a lot more confident now and can't wait for the next project whether I'm booming or mixing.
The Slaughter House is a short horror thriller film almost entirely shot overnights. I got to use my new GloveLite on this production and it worked as much as I expected it to and no more but boy did I use it a lot. I boomed my first sex scene and boy was that difficult for a lot of us. After this film, I completed a full month of no off days. I had a day off in August, worked a few days, went into September, worked about 620 hours (140/week) then got a day off October 1.