old school

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  • Birthday 04/08/1952

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    So Cal
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    Recording Music, Disc Golf, Body Surfing, Gardening, People
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    4th generation Californian.. Proud father of 2 sons, Married for 35 years and counting. USC Film School grad. 33 years in local 695

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  1. Sorry to hear that John Heard has passed on. I enjoyed working with him on "The Milagro Beanfield War". He was a pro and his performance was top notch IMO. My condolences to his family and friends. CrewC
  2. Congrats to all the mixers nominated and their hard working crews. CrewC
  3. Only a guess, but I'm betting on SD to bring out a 16 track MixerRecorder because they have been successful with their other products and it seems like putting them together all in one unit is well within their abilities. I'd buy one and I'm not far from retirement. I think TV & Film guys in the Bigs, (LA, NYC, London, Atlanta, Vancouver, etc) would want an all powerful cart unit that' Dantes to Venues and other devices. Personally I'd want MicPre's on a minimum of 8 channels. All 16 even better. A premium recorder/mixer on every level. I know all about the all in one argument vs the component idea. Both are valid enough. But if I had this wet dream box and it went down, I'm sure my other gear would get me through. CrewC
  4. Very nice cart. I have thought a lot about in boarding the big rear wheels on a cart. Looks like a good design. What I don't see are handles in the back to tip and roll the cart. Are they TBD? Thanks for sharing. CrewC
  5. Ha. None scheduled;~) CrewC
  6. I hope to attend this year but ya never know what comes our way. CrewC
  7. I've seen this video before. Very cool. I'm a UA guy in my home studio. Love their stuff. Would love some vintage hardware from them. Someday hopefully. As a hobbiest I have recorded many in all manner of modern ProTools style and a few times in the 50's style with the whole band going for the magic. Less can be more in this day and age of unlimited tracks. CrewC
  8. I'll check it out Mike. I saw "The Hero" today. A small American film. Well made IMO. I hope you are well. CrewC
  9. That's the truth IMO. Think about films like "Ordinary People", "Last Detail", "Wait Until Dark", "Last Picture Show" etc.... Story was paramount, even above star power. They all had strong directors, single producers, good writers, maybe a literary heritage, quality actors (not stars per se) and a realistic shooting and post schedule. Not how they're made today. I agree w Mike West as well about the UK films and what we call TV. Best place to find well made story driven content. CrewC
  10. Happy Dad Day to all you Dads. Personally speaking, it's the thing I'm most grateful for the honor of being. CrewC
  11. As a music recording hobbiest, I really enjoyed this post/video. Gear, with all its pluses, minuses, limitations, characteristics, etc all play a big part of a songs sound, but the biggest, most important element is the performance when done 50's style live in a room with players making the magic. Thanks for this find mono. CrewC
  12. As always, great job Richard and all who contributed to this and every issue. Thanks. CrewC
  13. Excellent advice. That is the POV that the best sound people I've worked with all shared. CrewC
  14. This has the Ansel Adams in NM look... CrewC
  15. The world is definitely a louder place than even 10 years VAS. But I'd like to add a little history to your comment about Jim Webb. I did 4 or 5 films w Jim and I can absolutely tell you he hated multitrack and thought it was the wrong way to make film. He made many great points about that work flow when we talked about it because I pumped him for info many times because I liked Altman Films. He really didn't like being associated with multitrack but was proud that he and his team pulled it off with Altman, but left that camp after "A Wedding". He never looked back. I'd like to add that I think Altman was an artist who knew the craft well, so well he could push the "rules". He made many films his way, and while I liked a lot of them, some were..... For the record, I love the tools we have today. Coupled with a good director and story worth telling, many do great work and there is hope some will carry on. Jeff and Don and I had the fleeting good fortune to do some good work. He and Don continued to do it well and fight the good fight to do it right, but sadly, that is not an option all that often these days. Almost all of what we considered "good sound" is not wanted or recognized as such. It'd be interesting to see "An Officer and a Gentelman" mixed and posted in today's workflow world. I have a good idea what that would sound like. Not as good.;~) Sharman's OP is a good starter for the state of sound for picture. I, like Phillip and others don't want to come off as cranky old farts bemoaning the new kids and what not, it really isn't that. I feel the product made these days is more rollercoaster ride than stories I have love since I was a 5 year old watching movies at the Fox Fullerton Theater full of kids, teen, and adults. I do see/hear good work in some of the small and independent films and that keeps my hopes alive. CrewC