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Stillweii

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About Stillweii

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  • Birthday 10/13/1987

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    Brooklyn , NY
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
    Yes
  • About
    Commercials, documentaries, painting and punk.
    www.metedeconkaudio.com

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  1. How important is a sound mixer?

    Its important to answer your own questions on this. The answers you find within will shape how you deal with this in the future. Eventually the experiences that add up will allow you to tell them how you do your job. They thank you later when the job is done overly well... or they are schmucks you should let sit in the schmuck pile with all the other schmucks.
  2. May Day and the 8 Hour Workday

    We should all be pushing for better standards with every new deal we make with new clients. Saying no to bad deals only has led me to jobs where I have met people and been a part of projects I would have never imagined to have under my belt in life. ….no one knows I'm substitute teaching or a union carpentry apprentice when I say no to their bad deals. We all have the ability to work hard and shape our future to be the better version of what we want. I do not want to be 40/50 years old surrounding myself with people who pay / treat me like crap. In NYC i only pass my jobs onto my fellow younger friends only if they agree with this mentality. Keep being a kickass voice of the labor movement CrewC!
  3. sound devices 633 inputs 4-6

    Shouldn't be a problem as long as the signal/noise is good. The machine isn't supposed to do all the work for us. Thats for the AI swiss made robot in the future who takes all our jobs or we keep in storage and rent to productions.
  4. Skateboarders have been tapping into this for about 8 years now. SO many spots to skate without being hassled. Theres even taxi cab drivers who know the skate spots and will show teams around. SO MUCH MARBLE! The guy in the video also suggest China doesn't care about anything when they're now the #1 solar power. Otherwise I think one of the great things that makes us human is mistakes. Smart people look at the mistakes of others as opportunities and fix them. Cynics sit on youtube with a bad mic and point out mistakes of what others who do. Give it 20 years until a new generation sees it as something fun.
  5. Neurotic naysayer primadonna soundies

    Have the camera man get some B-roll of the jackhammers to have it make sense. Mentally staying on your toes is the best we can do along with the right gear package designed for previous experiences with your client. Otherwise those moments can be really fun.
  6. Just be a good mixer, let them pass on you and hope the guy the get for the budget is annoying/blows it. Theres bigger fish in the sea for you if your reaching this point in your career.
  7. Lectro firmware update?

    The manual for the LT says you need a windows machine. Manuals = great shitter material
  8. live facebook shooting

    Been using the Sescom 1' iPhone / iPod / iPad TRRS to XLR Mic & 3.5mm Monitoring Jack Cable for Facebook live jobs . mkh50->SD633-> xlr out to iPhone Funny having to wear two sets of headphones to monitor the actual feed and the mixer seperatly
  9. Lectrosonics SSM Info

    Great tool. used it on a 8 mile run documentary. Runner loved it in the running pocket and was sweating purfusely. used it in a car visor held in with fashion tape. No bulk to create a visual cue something is up there. The battery life is awesome. Minimal heat, if say "warmth" at max if on someone tightly for a bit. One note is when the older series of battery got close to the 6 hour mark, audio quality did drop for me. Popped a fresh one in and everything was a go. (First version of batteries) they are now my go to transmitters and if there is any need beyond its normal use for me transmitter wise, I pack additional according to the job .
  10. Filming in a car with the windows down.

    None of use will be on your set to point out what exactly you can do . It's a low budget indie, get creative, do some problem solving , and learn some new experiences. also Google searching topics + jwsound gets quicker answers for critical thinking on locations . im putting a beer on your tab if I ever see you in real life. (Please adopt this across all JW for future non researched posts)
  11. Red Scarlet timecode jam

    Was the cable outputting in the right direction? There was no specification whether your timecode cable was a one way or two way street.
  12. There is a scene in Batman V Superman at Lois Lane's apartment bathroom. Noticed underneath dialogue there was taxi car horn noise. Was just checking to see if there was a discussion on that decision. Whoever made that choice really set the scene really well. You didn't have to say it was Metropolis, it sounded just like New York. Was there any back and forth about laying more noise under dialogue? Or was that one of many honks from on location where more noise needed to be added to match unavoidable set issues?
  13. Sennheiser g3/wireless questions

    Everything you asked for is found in the following 3 documents ( and the 1 above), and if you need a piece of technology to assist you if your a shooter/producer the fourth link is the suggestion. (A buyer friend for a media network hates them, they drop audio on their crew while switching freqs.) http://en-us.sennheiser.com/global-downloads/file/1888/ewG3_EK2000_Instructionsforuse.pdf http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/audio/tips-and-solutions/purchasing-and-setting-multiple-sennheiser-g3-wireless-microphone-systems You intermodulation concern * http://en-us.sennheiser.com/global-downloads/file/3059/Sennheiser_Frequency_Charts_02.2013.pdf http://en-us.sennheiser.com/avx As for frequencies, what happens if you get a solid job and you get to travel? If your employment is for TV and to be a reliable sound engineer, you will have a broken G3 happen to you. Have a backup or shell out the extra dough for the 2000.
  14. Lectrosonics LT vs SMQV

    Give it 2 years Moores law
  15. Art

    art is fun. I dabble in it and over the years the practice has helped. Im hoping audio becomes my PA side work to my art in the future.
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