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David Lezynski

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About David Lezynski

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  • Birthday July 9

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    Oakland, CA
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Video Engineer, DIT, DataManager, Sound Mixer, MotorcycleRider, Last of the RedHotLovers.....

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  1. Effect of new tax bill on freelance soundies?

    From the Hollywood Reporter. Their read on actors and other entertainment self-employed https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/study-new-tax-bill-shafts-working-entertainers-but-stars-are-untouched-1067571
  2. Effect of new tax bill on freelance soundies?

    As far as my accountant (a real protector of Schedule C self employed) can tell, most, if not all deductions for self employed, will be removed from consideration. So, expenses like vehicle, supplies, office, may not be deductible. Union dues are still unclear. Almost certainly, entertainment and promotion will be crushed. I think we're fucked and will pay more taxes. Medical and home mortgage interest and state taxes, and property taxes, in some unclear formula, shall be removed from consideration. Triple Fucked. Arrrrrrrgh. Cheers~~~~~~~~~ Mourning the collapse of our democracy and middle class.
  3. PAID 5.2 Just Released

    Wrote my first invoice on PAID in 2002. It is still in the database even with multiple updates. Never thouht Pooch was a profiteer, but rather someone who understood our freelance/contractor structure. Always solid and always $79 even in 2002. Great product, great value
  4. Hong Kong audio rentals?

    I have a buddy in Shanghai that works in production. Middle of night there, but I'm sure he'll email me back when he wakes up D
  5. So i need some advice

    Switchers, Distribution Amps, Splitters, Matrix n More. Roll your own at Gefen http://www.gefen.com/kvm/productlisting.jsp
  6. my work on a film

    Vin~~~Nice work. Cute movie. Umrika is NOT pronounced OOOM-REEKA..... slapped my forehead on that one. Miss you.
  7. Retirement?

    Anecdotally, I overheard on a Broadcast Set the other day~~~ "Screw that crap, bring in a Dugan" Dan is AARP++
  8. Farraday Cage protection

    Had personal recording experience with "Omega Recoil" Tesla coil in Oakland a couple of years ago~~~ 8ft tall, Toroid about 6 ft diameter~~ million volts Transmitter out of the suit/cage at the time was 750Mhz lectro~~illegal but disposable~~~there's something Illegal/Irrational about a million volt anything IFB Lectro for talent was 670Mhz~~~ not disposable RF worked fine both directions with High Voltage operating However The Plasma arcing is really loud~~~~110 to 120db at 1ft ~~~the talent always wears hard muff hearing protection so IFB guzinta to talent is manageable, but the talent mic is a problem~~~Swiss Army Knife incision just below Adam's Apple was quickly ruled out. Really Old Sony ECM50 taped to the side of talent's mouth worked pretty OK ~~~~Strongly suggest wild VO. ~~~~~if you need realtime audio I'd rig up a David Clark Aviation Headset/Mic or sumptin like that.
  9. Have a little complaint

    I have membership, respectable resume, professional relationships, production relationships, experience, engineering background, agreeable attitude, flexible rates, complete equipment package, friends, union safety certification, reliable transportation and optimism. This craft/career is as difficult now as it was 30 years ago .
  10. Offloading Media on Site

    When I work as a DIT, I can always quickly slip an 8GB sound card in somewhere. Takes 90 seconds usually. DITs are usually crushed at the end of the day when our heavy lifting starts. It is not so much the size of the data that crushes us, but the yammering of ADs, production, PAs, teamsters asking "How much longer?" At wrap, I make an estimate of MY end time and announce that time on Channel 1 and stick a handmade picture of a clock to my cart. I've usually prepped the authorities to not bother me. Sometimes, a missing file can throw the whole data thing into FUBAR~~~ that's why data people are so cranky. The hard part of DIT is managing the voices around them~~~ the data, not so much
  11. Offloading Media on Site

    I have a handful of 8GB SD cards. Cheaper than CF. After doing the PhilP waveagent tricks on the laptop I offload to the SD card and sandwich it between 2 3X5 cards and handwrite "Incredibly Valuable Sound Data"w production name and date on the 3X5. I bill em $20~~~ SD cost is 7-10USD~~~ I dont write "BOZOS" on the 3X5. No reason to burn a DVD~~ most current MBPs dont have DVD anymore~~~ cost of memory is, Uh, $20~~~And private, unlike the dropbox scheme. Slam Dunk. Refer the client to the Ashley Madison FUBAR and your internet time shall be cut to NADA. If you're not carrying a laptop, at least be prepared for the alternatives. I would guess that the NY Subway sound recordists might be reluctant to carry even one more item that only protects the producers from themselves. I do admire the Subway concept. Amazon~~~Sandisk, 8GB, Class 4 SD Card~~~~ Pack of 10 $44.95~~~~ still $20 to client if you have the nerve
  12. IATSE and Lynda.com

    Yes, Pat Inhofer's Resolve tutorial is on Lynda~~about 12 hours worth. Very nicely catalogued. Usually I can get what info I need about Resolve, Premier, Excel, Photoshop, Dreamweaver in less than 5 minutes. Headbanging Begone~~~~ Lynda really rocks
  13. IATSE and Lynda.com

    Confirmed~~~Talked to my BA at ICG just now, and yes the Lynda.com offer is IATSE wide. Best deal in town.
  14. Vega Wireless Ads' from the 1970-1980's

    I'm starting to feel like this~~~~~