Rode 3 Metre Telescopic Boompole
The professional way to get location recordings is to use a mic mounted on a boom pole above the subjects head. The Rode Boompole has a 3m range and a comfortable rubber grip. It is telescopic so it packs away neatly for transportation (down to just 33 inches). Made from lightweight high-grade aluminium.
Here's what Rode say about the Boompole
Provides up to 10 feet (3 metres) of extension for shotgun microphones. The pole uses a 3/8 inch industry-standard thread and is designed to fit SM3 Shockmounts, RMS Stand Mounts (NT5, NTG-1 & NTG-2), and VideoMic. The five-section pole collapses down to 33 inches (84 cm) for easy portability.