Jim Rillie

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About Jim Rillie

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  • Birthday 06/16/1946

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    Halifax, NS
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    Production Sound Mixer
  1. I couldn't leave this alone any longer. Is this possible, or damaging? maybe what is required is "To boldly go where no man has gone before" credit: Star Trek original intro VO by actor William Shatner from NDG, who knows how to use his voice.
  2. No, they aren't , but I agree...;) They are a hiring agency sort of. Seem Ok, but just wondered if anyone else here had come across them. I will report back after the gig if anything untoward occurs, but they seem on the up and up. Jim
  3. That would be my "Ok I'm out of here" if they don't understand that simple concept.
  4. Anybody have experience with this compAny? Jim Rillie
  5. Ask the grips. they are friendly.
  6. Understood, Ant. I work with a cart. And it's always too heavy no matter what I do to alleviate that fact:) I think there may be a technical reason, but would love to be proven wrong. Jim
  7. I am wary of Rf weirdness, Anthony. So I go with tried and true. I use 2 BST75 TXs with the Phase Right antennas. My channels are "Bourgeousie" for Director and others who don't need to hear me communicating with boom ops, and "Proletariait" for my guys. No issues. All channels vetted for IM with NewEndian's App, freqfinder. Splits, I dunno, seems like complication for no reason...
  8. IIRC, you unscrew the soft rubber bumper at bottom of boom, and all the pieces come out through the opened bottom, after removing each collar, starting with the top section?
  9. We all should really work by the ear as Mr Blankenship cleverly stated.
  10. I've been using the iPower 9v equivalent since they first appeared. The first ones with blue print were quite big and really only fit Lectro 411 receivers well. Since they appeared in Purple print, up to and including the newer 700s, they have been fine in Comtek PR216s. They last for years.
  11. I think they must have been pre-DT48 if there was such a thing. I experienced DT48s a year or two later. The cartilage in my ears is still trying to recover from all those Beyers, LOL. SP7 long gone - eventually motherboard and contacts deteriorated over a few years after being thoroughly doused by a rogue wave whilst shooting on an oil supply vessel. Completely rinsed interior with fresh water, removed potted modules, and dumped batteries immediately, but the salt got in there anyhow. Top deck parts were all fine, but inside... Still also have a 4stc on the shelf, don't use it much anymore, except to play old tapes.
  12. Just noticed this thread, and Christian's latest post - brings back memories... First shoot (not my own gear) Nagra III with pilottone cable , a very heavy Electrovoice 642 with a handle, and a set of really uncomfortable ear-clamp Beyer headphones.(roundish with grey hard foam rubber earpads, IfIRC) Next shoot advanced to Sennheiser 804 with fibreglass blimp, same recorder. What a treat when we moved on to crystal sync! My first owned recorder was a Stellavox Sp7, first owned mic a 416T. First owned headphones those round folding Sonys - don't remember the model. Worked mostly 16mm in those days, and transferred my audio to Mag on magna sync dubbers, synched on PIcSync or moviolas or Steenbecks... Early NIFCO, MUN film unit, and CBC St. John's. All for now, Jim Rillie
  13. Which 70 MHz did they sell?
  14. Myk, You may be onto something. Software changes in the cameras may be contributing factors and may need a little tweaking...
  15. WE've been having the best luck with the Mini just jamming about every three hours - for us that is start of day, morning subs, after lunch, and afternoon subs, and at the 12 hour mark if necessary. In our case, nothing with a TC box constantly on the camera works as well for sync as our new method (which many crews have been using for a good while now). Post is happy with the results, even though the original workflow requested a box on all cameras all the time, which is the way we have always worked until now. You may have to find a small offset to program in. BTW, this also works well for the SXTs we are using. YMMV.