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About atheisticmystic

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    Purveyor of Fine Whines
  • Birthday October 11

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    http://deichen.us

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    Los Angeles, CA
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
    Yes
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    Production Sound Recordist and Sound Editor
  1. Hey, ya'llz. A friend of a colleague had their sound peep check out for a family emergency. They're shooting in the Hollywood Hills tomorrow night and Saturday night, and Sunday daytime in the downtown LA area. 500/day, cant tell you anything more about the gig. contact Louise directly as I will NOT be monitoring this post: Louisemirren@mac.com good luck, Steve
  2. Removing Panavision 35mm mechanical sound?

    One is glad to be of service. best
  3. Removing Panavision 35mm mechanical sound?

    Touché, Rachel; trite and pedestrian is no way to be psychotic...I'll up my dose. best
  4. Removing Panavision 35mm mechanical sound?

    Seems like True Detective had a load of camera noise...or was I halunicating again ? best
  5. How to wire a hairy talent

    Like you, I use mine with a moleskin mummy bag. And they stay on there on while; skipping across gigs on occasion.
  6. How to wire a hairy talent

    If the guy was wearing both a shirt and a pullover, how were you hearing chest hair noise unless you were mounted under his shirt ? While I use my own mounts, an RM stuck to the inside of a pullover with a shirt underneath is usually a trouble-free mount unless both garments are Under Armour (love to buy it, HATE to work with it). -An RM with stick-it, stuck to the inside of the pullover. A Rycote Overcover stuck to the opposite side of the RM, so it is between the pullover and the shirt. The overcover does well at defeating both rubbing against a garment AND a hairy chest. The real issue may be that you cannot yet differentiate between acoustic and contact noise, so you don't know how to solve the issue on the day. Keep plowing forward and you'll find that your lav technique will start growing rapidly. Keep failing with faith...it gets significantly easier (until it don't...lol) best, steven
  7. Funny, but not really

    Friday night I was rolling on an interview in a restaurant under a bar in Jackson, Wyoming (staggeringly gorgeous country). Full house, camera and lights are up, wearing my gear, and interview in process when I feel something poking me in my behind. I figure I leaned into something so I shifted my weight...the poke followed me. I sort of swat my hand behind me and turn around to find a red faced man. "Whats up?" I say. "You had something on your shorts" the guy who looks drunk says. "Yeah, it felt like a finger in my butt." I say while feeling a little annoyed. "You had something on your shorts." he repeats. The hostess is right there, and she has a really weird look on her face. My cans are on, Im representing both a production company and a well-known channel, and my gut says let it slide. I turn back around and finish the interview. When we cut, the hostess says, "I am so sorry, I didn't understand what he was doing, that was really creepy, I didnt know what to do." A couple of minutes later, the drunk walks nearby and gives a huge and athletic smack on (what looks to be) his female partner's butt (they looked to be in their forties, and kinda had that married look). As the night goes on, my feelings start to crystallize: -I feel angry. -I didnt use my voice in the moment to say how I really felt. -I feel a bit, well, violated. I decided to look for the drunk just to say that I didnt like what he did, and dont ever do it again. No luck. The night ended uneventfully and we wrapped. When the AC and I were pulling away in the van, he said, "There goes your boyfriend !" (as you might imagine, crew teased quite a bit after making sure I was alright). Sure enough, the drunk, his partner, and another couple were crossing the street behind us. "PULL OVER", I said. I jumped out of the van and ran across the street hailing the drunk. I approached him with outstretched hand and he took it. I pulled him in close, and with a big smile I said loudly, "Sir, since you are the only guy in Wyoming to have stuck his finger up my ass, I thought we should at least shake hands before I leave." The second couple are giggling madly, the drunk's partner looks genuinely horrified, but the drunk (and I say this with much professional experience) is 100% affect-free...flat as a spatula...zombie on Xanax. My confrontation evaporated my fear, my anger, and my feeling of violation. I smiled broadly, wished everybody a pleasant evening, and ran back to the van. As I was running away, I hear the drunk shout out, "FINALLY...someone who APPRECIATES me !". We laughed quite a bit as a crew, but also discussed that what happened was legally defined as sexual assault. Though I never felt fearful for my safety, I didnt like him touching me. The female PA said that guys touching her at parties and such had happened to her MANY times, and she was the one who used the phrase, "Why didnt I use my voice?" I'm curious to read how the wide variety of sound peeps here would have handled the situation. best, steven
  8. Retirement?

    One likes to be of service. best
  9. Retirement?

    I've been told that, with bad judgment, all things are possible.
  10. Retirement?

    I got into production sound in 2010 at age 45, had my first (and only) child at 47, and owe more in school loans than most MDs. Short answer: never. P.S. Pass the ibuprofin please.
  11. I was reading this article regarding a Skynet show about "female genital mutilation". (http://www.newsweek.com/poverty-porn-why-female-genital-mutilation-should-not-be-shown-tv-sky-467997 When the essayist holds the video crew partially responsible for not intervening while filming a young girl undergoing FMG (she uses the term, "poverty porn"), I wondered if would have had the ethical courage to set the kit down and say, "I can't do this"...or maybe even to intervene. Flush at least one, very big, network client down the drain, and perhaps even a large chunk of my reputation and resultant wages ? As a father of a young daughter, my gut tells me I would have great difficulty accepting a gig as described above. But imagine not receiving a head's up (while shooting on a continent far from home) and some Producer herding you into a third world space and saying on the day, "Here's what we're shooting". I've not been tested yet to this degree (in this field). What have you walked out on, on the actual day? best, Steven
  12. Supplementing the 633 with 422 pres?

    If you decide on the 442, drop me a message. Im about to put mine up for an undeniably sweet price...750US best, steven
  13. 30 day car rentals - Los Angeles

    Maybe something like this ? https://www.getaround.com
  14. Media center/TV gear talk and setups

    The embarrassing truth...my iPhone 6 plus. And I have the tendonitis to prove it. best
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