17 Single person operation: mic placement overview and static operation

(In the following sections under Single person operation, for ‘reporter’ read reporter/interviewer/presenter/talent/contributor, whichever applies.)

I realize it's an obvious statement, but operating by yourself, you're limited by only having one pair of hands, although an experienced operator will know when the time has come to ask for assistance. However, in this day and age I also realize that, although you may require assistance, the likelihood of getting any is next to impossible, due to ‘budget constraints’ (you'll recognize the terminology if you've been on a management course).

Thus, as well as being responsible for the sound, you're also responsible for the pictures: ...

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