The relevant exercises and practical examples I have developed over the years are scattered throughout this book, and for those of you who are interested in teaching these, or in practically developing your own talents, I thought it would be nice to put them all here together.
Be careful that you don't just do an exercise without understanding the reason behind it.
The equipment needed is not so elaborate. As a basic minimum you need a camcorder and a television monitor to show the results. Moving up-market, you could have one camera, one video recorder, and one monitor. But you do need to have a separate microphone (and those of you who have read from the beginning will know exactly why).
Do not use the microphone attached to the camcorder, for this will give you the wrong sound for the picture. Get a separate microphone, or remove the camcorder mike and use that with an extension lead, and attach it (ideally) to a fishpole to become your boom (a long pole with a cushioned mount at the end to accept the microphone). A fishpole can be bought for a reasonable sum if you get an aluminum one and somewhat more if you get the useful collapsible carbon fiber one.
If you do not have access to a fishpole, then a microphone can be attached to something as simple as a broom handle; the problem is that the microphone will pick up any and all vibrations, and you should try to find a