MondoBurger

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About MondoBurger

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    Toronto
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    I know nothing. I am a baby.
  1. Notes on Blindness is a beautiful movie with quite a bit to say about listening, especially in how it relates to cognition and alternative ways of knowing. The rain scene in particular is stunning
  2. I've used this bag with a 722 and it fit very nicely. Regular XLR connectors are no problem. The front pocket isn't large enough for a pair of 7506s, but might accommodate smaller headphones. Thanks to it's small size, and elastic waist strap, it's an incredibly easy and lightweight bag to wear.
  3. I saw this video a little while ago and thought the results of his test were interesting. Would be interested to know if anyone here can spot flaws in his method though.
  4. I've always wondered how they lav'd Richard Hatch when he decided to go nude on the first season of survivor.
  5. Thanks for the advice! I will be glad to know where to start troubleshooting next time.
  6. I was on an indie short last week using G3s and COS-11s on the talent. On the male actor I had no problems. On the female talent i had consistent dropouts even from 8 feet away. I swapped frequencies, swapped batteries, swapped transmitters, swapped mics, nothing really helped. The only difference between the two was that the man was wearing his transmitter in his back pocket, and the woman was wearing a neopax waistbelt. It was 32 degrees celsius, she was sweating a fair bit. Can sweat really cause that much interference with G3 transmitters? Was there something else I may have missed? I've never had dropouts like that with this equipment in the 6 months since I bought it, and we were in a rural area with very little RF activity going on.
  7. In terms of build quality I'd probably recommend something from Lenovo's T or W series. I bought a T420 6 years ago. It's been dropped, knocked around, stuffed into checked luggage, and despite needing one $50 RAM upgrade, I still use it all the time.That model specifically was one of the last designed by IBM engineers.
  8. I did some sound design work for a couple of theatre shows last summer. It was interesting having to adapt from the "get the shot and move on" mentality of the film world to theatre's purely repetitive workflow. Definitely the sort of work I could imagine taking up when I start slowing down.
  9. Desktop PC hooked up to a 1440p monitor and a 1080p projector, with Klipsch Promedia 2.1 computer speakers.
  10. Invision 7 HG Mk III
  11. I chose the 8060 for my first ENG kit and I'm enjoying it a lot. Currently just using a Rycote Super Softie for wind protection and I'm loving how lightweight and low-profile it is, however it is a bit of a tight fit getting the super softie and the lyre grip onto such a short mic.
  12. Spurred on by wild curiosity, and a general interest in silly things, I bought the Zoom Q8 camera a little while ago. My primary motivation was to buy something I could take with me traveling. I also kind of rationalized the purchase by telling myself I could use it as a back-up recorder, the sheer silliness of which becomes apparent the moment you hold the thing in your hands and contemplate trying to fit it in a sound bag. Form factor aside, it records sound just as well as other Zoom products like the H4N and the H5. Perhaps my biggest pet peeve is that the stock XY mic capsule that it comes equipped with doesn't have any kind of shock mount like the XYH-5 capsule that the H5 comes equipped with. Handling noise is a problem if you hand-hold the camera. I dropped a couple extra bucks on a little gorilla pod arm to hold it from, and that solved the issue nicely. There's more play than I'd like in the pivot-arm that connects the mic to the body, but other than that the build quality is totally on par for a device at this price point. The camera is wild. It's got an f 2.0 / 16.6mm lens, which puts the FOV in GoPro territory. It has just enough digital zoom to crop out some of the lens distortion, but this degrades the quality of the image a little bit. It's happened in some of the footage that I've shot that the camera got stuck flickering between f-stops, which was obviously annoying. I cannot recommend the Q8 for any professional purpose. All this said, it's far and away one of the most fun cameras I've ever used. It's great for traveling, and general lifestyle/home video shooting. It's great for capturing a moment at a party, or on a bar patio - situations where crafting an image isn't as important as just seeing and hearing everyone you're sharing that moment with. When I pass this thing around to my film buddies they all fall in love with it the moment they get their hands on it. Additionally, you can plug it in to you computer via USB and it becomes an excellent webcam. That's my experience with it so far. Perhaps not the greatest investment, but absolutely worthwhile for any soundie look for a fun gadget to play with for personal shooting.
  13. Digging through a dark corner of my school's equipment cage I found some Sennheiser MKH 804s, an 816t, an Electro voice DL-42, and a Sony c-74. The only mics currently used by students are ME66s and 416s. Would it be worth my while to pick up a t-power converter to use the 804 or 816t?
  14. Thanks for all the input guys! Mostly, I was concerned that in limiting my kit to what I can carry on my person I'll be restricting myself too much to be useful, but for many of you guys, who seem to be doing doc style work such as I'm interested in, this doesn't seem like much of an issue. Seeing as I currently have no use for a car in my daily life, it just makes more sense to invest in equipment instead. You don't have to rent a parking spot for a mixer or put winter tires on it. Plus, for the times that I'll need my own wheels (and my gamble is that it won't be too often) uhaul, autoshare, and zipcar seem reasonably priced.
  15. Hi folks! First time poster here. When I finish up school this spring I'm planning to invest in an ENG kit and start freelancing. One thing that concerns me is my lack of a vehicle (financially, it's just not in the cards right now). I live in Toronto so I have access to a pretty extensive (and much maligned) public transportation system, but is it ridiculous to expect that I'll be able to transport myself and my equipment to and from locations on the subway?