Stranger than Fiction
We’re visiting the family this week for Thanksgiving. Since the grandparents love to spend time with the kids, we thought we would take the chance to go see a movie. We went to see Stranger than Fiction. The movie was great with one exception. In about every fourth camera angle, the boom mic was visible at the top of the screen. It would bob around like a cork floating on water. At first I thought it was a problem with the print of the film. After it would happen repeatedly, only on medium-wide shots consisting of the actors talking to one-another, I was convinced it was the boom mic. I can only imagine the filmmaker’s disappointment when the the film was developed and most scenes of the movie had this problem. The movie was great, but I was distracted through much of it.