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  1. Sitting under a pop up today, in the pouring rain at Warner Ranch when a message from Christian Holm popped up on my email with a good idea, or so I thought. He asked me to start this because he feels his command of the english is a bit weak. He probably asked the wrong guy to do this as my english is dodgy at best. But... The idea is like "Who I am today", but discussing the music in your life as a window to ones personality and how it influenced you in any way shape or form. I hope I am expressing his idea right. Why not, seems fun enough for a rainy day in Hollywood. Music has always been a main ingredient and love in my life. My father loved the big bands and swing music, so this is the 1st music I heard as a child. Growing up in the 50's n 60's in Southern California, rock and roll and surf music and Motown were on every radio in my world. I so loved it that I took up drums and formed a neighborhood garage band when I was 10. We weren't alone in Fullerton where I was born. This is the city where Leo Fender and his guitar and amp company "Fender" was started. We may of been the 3rd best band out of 9 or so bands that we knew of in town. We played at the Teen Center, Country Club, YMCA, the frat house at CSF, Sunny Hills H S and anywhere we could get a gig. So much fun to play for people after endless hours of rehearsal in our basement. I learned much about sound and even more about life and people. Looking back I can see that this was the seeds that grew into my chosen profession. I have been to many great concerts over the years and may post a list someday. I listen to all types of music today and I am always looking for new bands to enjoy. I have a small project studio and record bands and singer/songwriters all the time in what little spare time I get. I still play the drums and my band, "Pappy n da Pacemakers" are now the 103rd best band in Fullerton.:-) I hope this is what you had in mind C Holm. CrewC The Selecter-On My Radio #235. *T*O*T*Ps*70s*
  2. Can't wait to hear them. That's all I'm interested in. And every Hollywood Boom Op working wireless. It's been the weak link in our modern workflow. CrewC
  3. I'm very interested in this offering. Thanks. CrewC
  4. Well done SD. I'm sure they will find many uses. CrewC
  5. Happy Birthday to El Jeffe Jeff. Have a great day. CrewC
  6. Happy Birthday to El Jeffe Jeff. Have a great day. CrewC
  7. Should be good. I hope it is well received. Thanks. CrewC
  8. Yes. Look it up, lots of good POVs. I thought this was that topic when I opened it now. One thing is for sure, it will keep changing as time goes bye. CrewC
  9. Angst? When you were learning to capitalize names as a sign of respect you should of checked out vocabulary Dutch... Words matter. I love gear like many, but it has little to do with the work, it is just stuff in the tool chest. Experience and knowledge is 99% of all jobs. If you believe otherwise, it's your prerogative... I love your your passive aggressive finale Dutch. 3000 hours and 12 IMDB credits. Since? Not sure since when, my last film? or 2011? Wow. Nice humble brag. What's my IMDB page like? I've never listed any of my jobs there. Most likely because I haven't worked on a full feature since 1987. I hear there is little vetting over there but I could be wrong. I am often. I was sure Trump was not going to win. I do know one thing though, I have over 60,000 IATSE union hours in my review mirror. That's the credits I respect. CrewC
  10. Around here I'm old school Dutch, not Old School, but wtf does it really matter? Call me Crew. That's my name. Crew Chamberlain. Local 695. L A... "But frankly I wish you'd share some of how you deal with recording challenges." Dutch... I will give you this truth, It's never the gear, it's what you do with it. It's never the monitor or meters that matter, it's what you do with the tools to make the recording as thorough and complete as it can be. Simple in theory. I think J B was telling you this truth. It's not the gear. Don't lecture him. He's been here since day 1, 2, or 3. When did you join this conversation? Credits matter amigo. CrewC
  11. Congrats E T. CrewC
  12. Dutch. Glad you saw it coming and were prepared. Save the self congratulating and blowing smoke up your own ass for a job well done. comes as "not cool". Same goes for throwing shade at a well respected member here @jwsound who goes out of his way to help all. Peace in. CrewC
  13. I was lucky to see Chuck twice in the late 60's and twice in the 70's during his "My Ding a Ling" resurgence. He was a showman and as a founding father of Rock & Roll, he did not disappoint. RIP Mr Berry. Ya made it to the Promised Land. CrewC
  14. Ha. The 3 of us have 120+ years of Local 695 under our belts Jeff. We had a great day Jeff. Wish you were there. Best St Paddy's day I've had in a decade. CrewC
  15. Good point Dutch. Don, like Jeff and others I know are film makers first who specialize in sound for picture. I believe to be a good sound/camera/art person, you need to know all aspects of the crafts. BTW, I'm working w Don today. A real treat for me. CrewC
  16. Our host Jeff Wexler is retired and presumably has time on his hands;~) Give him a call. I'm sure he'd be helpful. Best of luck w your show. "Ya know what they say, some of it's true"... Love the Clash. CrewC
  17. Very well made film if I don't say so.... CrewC
  18. Great guy and team mate as well as top boom op. I'm working with him this Friday and look forward to seeing Don. If you're in need of the best available, call Don Coufal. CrewC
  19. You might try expanding your market into OC where there is a lot of corporate work, and LA where there is every kind of work. SD has many great attributes, but it might be a small town production sound wise. CrewC
  20. As a 688 and 633 owner I am very pleased with SD. Thanks for this upgrade. I do wish they'd release a wingman update so it works in the horizontal lay out. Can't wait to see what NAB has for us. CrewC
  21. Congrats to all the nominees and of course the winners and their hard working crews. Cheers. CrewC
  22. True. 1/2 block on 470. The open half is very wide open. I have the 3 block 470, 19, 20 units. Good option in L A in my experience. CrewC
  23. Hey Mark, like those above posts, it varies by neighborhood w 21 & 22. I almost always get 2 0r 3 usable freqs on block 21 except in parts of Pasadena. 22 is usually very crowded in L A but yesterday in Pasadena there was a large open chunk of space. Easily could of picked 4 or 5 freqs. I've been having great success w block 20 most everywhere. Same for block 19 and whatever the block lower is called. Those seem the most open to me but as they are my newest units I haven't used them everywhere in SoCal. CrewC
  24. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/11/roar-the-most-dangerous-movie-ever-made.html?via=desktop&source=facebook I had the dubious honor of working on Roar. So did Courtney Goodin. I left after 3 weeks when Noel Marshal was bit through the hand. I was smart enough to know I didn't want to see anyone die or die myself. CrewC
  25. One of the best topics I've read in a long while. Like most questions, there is no one answer. For me, the answer has always been "somehow". My story is not relevant to most freelancers, in that I live in a big market and have a big family here in SoCal. Even bigger extended family. A backup network that was always there for me. Many options, but many doubts. The one thing I do know at 65 years of age is it goes bye too fast. Especially the KID years. Embrace the now and have faith you can do it is my advice. Even when you wake up at 3am in a dread of doubt, remember....... What was I saying? CrewC