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About mikewest

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    Mike Westgate
  • Birthday 01/14/1943

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  • Location
    Titirangi - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Interests
    Music - Jazz - Electronics - Food - Wine - Family - Cinema
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    Fifty years of professional audio
    Recorded sound in 29 countries
  1. Firstly editors do seem to prefer a mix sent to the camera so they and hear the words during the edit and not rely on syncing/using the sound files Secondly it's a RED so yeah! mike
  2. DUNKIRK: Too Loud?

    I suppose it depends on the cinema! I saw it at a local cinema, great sound quality and loud Brilliant aerial shooting, low on drama story, score virtually non existent. Not impressed mike
  3. RIP - Ed Greene

    Wow what a great man with an amazing CV Reminds me of Ted Scott with whom I worked with at ATV in the 60's Ted was a natural music mixer and recorded The Muppets tv shows and the music as well! mike
  4. Bye-bye 600 MHz – Audio Technica Response

    Hi Cody I guess it depend on which block 24 26 and 25 are now viable and some like 21 but 22 is a no go mike
  5. Bye-bye 600 MHz – Audio Technica Response

    NZ and maybe Australia will be in the market for 600 Lectro gear ! mke

    Thanks for that story Jim, all unknown to me. So sad when such a talented person is lost to us. Best wishes mike
  7. As well as watching the American equivalent we decided to re-visit the 1990 English version. Well 4.3 picture and 16mm film is not the best but the sound is interesting!!! All done on a boom (probably a 416) with brief wide shots overlaid from close-ups. Great boom operating though with much close dialogue on the move! Gee I was using lavs a plenty since 1980 on features but I guess the style for tv was simple Oh well styles move on now lavs in ties and frocks are the current trend Interesting mike
  8. DPA 4017C

    I have boomed naked - well wearing a Nagra and headphones! BTW I have used my Sanken mikes in tropical /humid countries for years including my stereo CSS-5 for 15 years!! no problems. mike
  9. Cheapo boom pole

    Sure, I think it's catching on !!!! mike
  10. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Hi Paul Hope you and Ruth and family are doing well! Any comment about this noise level observation please? Fond regards mike
  11. High temperature lav mic technique

    Good comments JWB and yes the new Ursa belts are a great advantage too. mike
  12. How important is a sound mixer?

    Thanks Philip, As I see it my contribution counts and I make sure that supplying extra material is understood by the producer who will invite me back for the next job so it's a win win for both sides. Additionally folks its important to speak up, ask what is needed and apply your judgement as waiting for instructions (or not) from people who know nothing about our craft is usually of no use. We are the experts! mike
  13. Audionomix? cleans up production dialog...

    Did the synthesised Trump make sense!!?? mike
  14. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Exactly Philip, and you an easily add a tc generator in it's bag! What a low cost backup! I'm going to put a kit together using a Pre-6 in an Orca OR-30 so my boom op can do jobs. She can rent the kit and earn, and it will cover my immediate costs after 10 rentals!! mike
  15. High temperature lav mic technique

    I carry a small bottle of iso-propy alcohol to wipe the skin area prior to applying a lav. I normally use a hypo allergenic tape but I guess if extreme sweat is a problem them a cloth based medical tape would be better. Regarding microphones, perhaps a waterproof one like a B6 is not only not going to become noisy but also low profile under a T shirt. mike