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About mikewest

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    Mike Westgate
  • Birthday 01/14/1943

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    Titirangi - Auckland - New Zealand
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    Music - Jazz - Electronics - Food - Wine - Family - Cinema
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Fifty years of professional audio
    Recorded sound in 29 countries

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  1. mikewest


    Lovely! Actually I've been to Tern Island where the tracks of birds were recorded for Hitchcock's "The Birds" Also Hitchcock used to call for the extras by saying "bring in the cattle" Hope you are well Simon, it's blxxdy cole in Auckland Cheers mike
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    Stereo Mix - scripted series

    Yep Dave But if you are recording an ad-lib discussion using 4 radio mikes you cannot achieve a polished mix! Maybe a blend so providing ISO tracks supports post audio mike
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    Micing an old car for effects: a Ford Model T.

    My choice is: A stereo mike in the vehicle Dynamic mikes for exhaust and engine because of high sound levels mike
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    The terrible term for a sound person in NZ and OZ is "soundie" Cameramen are "shooters" Actors are called "talent" mike
  5. Look at the script Look at the pay Make the decision mike
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    "Sound Speeds" vlog

    What name do you use on IMDB ? mike
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    The Word on Klover Parabolic Reflector Dishes

    Very interesting Ty, I bought a metal Grampian dish in the mid 60's and did use it for dialogue and fx. I always angered my dear wife when I took it on holiday complete with my Fi-Cord recorder. BTW - Was the B3 equalised with a passive network?? mike
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    Noisy Environments

    VAS tell this in the same detail to the Producer and say that you know how to save his post money! mike
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    Sound Report Writer app

    Why not use BWF Pro and then the log includes t/c start and finish times plus duration and also your notes! mike
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    Noisy Environments

    I've had this edict from producers many times and then found I'm recording dialogue in noisy environments. On big projects I attend location recce's and measure ambient sound levels and have even persuaded options to be used when traffic or sea noise (measured) is an issue. I agree that post should be involved but often that's too late as they can only listen to results. However I was recently amazed to listen to a drama that I recorded earlier this year with two actors on lavs sitting at a table outside a cafe and on a busy main road. The post mixer told me the traffic was no problem at all! mike
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    how to solve this, lavalier noises.

    Depends what mike you use! Also what type of work you do! After decades of drama and documentaries I have learned what to use and quickly! mike
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    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    I guess there will be other routes for buying US stuff Maybe an out of zone agreement so you could purchase from dealers in Australia or NZ ?? mike
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    Countryman B6 caps?

    Beware - do not use superglue as it destroys electret capsules! mike
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    RED fan

    It's sad that so many A/C's know nothing about fan, audio and t/code menus in the cameras they look after! mike