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  1. I managed to download one the size of a postage stamp! Can any one help please? mike
  2. Multi Tasking !!!

    Contacted by an Australian company today. Simple job then: Could you pick me up from the airport and drive to location, then Are you open to been an extra team member on the day separate to the sound? i.e. Suggestions of another camera angle, hold a drone battery etc. Guess they call it up-skilling! mike
  3. Thanks so much Malcolm mike
  4. Need a circuit diagram of Nagra BM2 mixer No 67 2257 Can any one help please?? mike
  5. Multi Tasking !!!

    Nice Tom Provided they pay the invoice what the hell! mike
  6. How did they capture this audio? [BBC 1979]

    Agree Philip! Recorded many features and dramas with them until the mid 90's and I still use many Sonotrims for most applications Joe the sound guy at the London Palladium promoted Audio radio mikes mike
  7. Which Lemo Power Plug for Timecode Buddy Wave

    Ask the supplier or manufacturer mike
  8. How did they capture this audio? [BBC 1979]

    I was using Audio Ltd radio mike in 1967 and later bought 3 By 1969 TRAM personal mikes had been introduced by Ted Rapp and I feel that these were used on David Attenborough documentaries amazing us all how good the sound was even in wide shots. So in 1979 a UHF Audio Ltd radio mike plus a TRAM is my guess! mike
  9. Yes but only if the production manager accepts your price! mike
  10. Working on a short film budget for August

    Ok As they are funded ask what their sound budget is and negociate from there I always indicate the value of equipment to be supplied and that I will do a job that will save them money in post production Good luck mike
  11. Rycote Mic Protector case

    I keep my mikes in their windshields and in a Pelican case when travelling mike
  12. Working on a short film budget for August

    With shorts it varies so much Is it funded or not? Think of a low daily rate and cheap gear package Offer that and then enter into negotiation advising the value of the equipment Also are they nice people, is it an attractive script and will they have 1st AD who has well planned days or will it turn into Sxxt fight that drags on for 15 hours??? Good luck mike
  13. Portabrace “Silent” audio bags.

    Slightly off topic but I have my 664 and 633 in Orca bags that are amazing!!! mike
  14. Neural Networks for Audio: how they work

    Had a regular lunch meeting with a close friend who owns Imaginex Studios in Malasia and NZ He told me about cloud software that sort your dialogue tracks out and then you download it - done!!!!!! mike
  15. Repairing a COS 11

    Please see my much earlier post Super glue kills electret capsules!! mike
  16. Totally agree! Every job has different equipment needs and also different budget sizes Look at the script, judge the scale of the production and what it needs and talk to the PM if you need to understand their sound budget, then bargain. mike
  17. Burnout, stress, depression: experiences?

    Great comment Jan after the interesting article. I've survived fairly well despite working in 30 countries, long hours and being away from my family for several months at a time. My greatest endurance was "Hercules" for 3 years! 12 hour days plus overtime and travel for 80 episodes with the occasional tele-movies in the hiatus breaks! and building another business at the same time (Sound Techniques NZ) It was fun, I used my skills and learned a lot! Regards mike
  18. Defending your Work

    Understood Philip, I agree, But when a young post guy blames it on you, what next? Cheers mike
  19. Help Me Round Out My Kit!

    A lot of trivia there! Firstly what sort of work do you do? mike
  20. Defending your Work

    Hi Phillip I do not agree as many directors are focused on content not on overlaps or helicopters We are the ears and know what post needs mike
  21. Defending your Work

    I understand the frustration. If the overlaps are the major issue, did you point out this problem to the director during or after shooting? I'm well aware that at times it is hard to enforce "no overlaps" when things are tense or that an interruption might hinder the flow of the interview. Regards mike
  22. M/S mic for documentaries

    M&S was once compared to telling a DP to only use a 50mm lens for the whole shoot! mike
  23. Absolute UTC-based Timecode?

    Yeh but! Time of day is not needed to be UTC accurate on normal shoots eh? mike
  24. Reverb in exteriors

    Hi Jay, I'm sure post had a hand in that! I often listen to interiors that have had too much reverb added later If I'm using lavs I will iso a boom for acoustic but then it's out of my hands Cheers mike
  25. Reading a client

    Hay Dave that's about it Ask for a script and storyboard too. Crew list yes depending how you judge the client but it will show in the call sheet Slowly slowly then you need to judge what you can charge Cheers mike