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  1. Prepping a room

    And be ready to diplomatically explain to the grip that wads up your blanket and throws it into the next room at the first hint that the corner of it maybe encroaching the shot that moving it incrementally will satisfy the camera department; that it is there to perform a valuable function and should not be completely banished from the set when it verges on becoming seen. Been there! Greg
  2. Running the Set

    Best thread on boom ops I've seen.... I completely agree. There are so many whispered discussions between Director or AD and DP, that a good boom op is the only way to keep clued in to information I need. They are my eyes and ears on set.
  3. Indy film aftermath- my sound experience

    Your line about "vested interest in capturing good audio" intrigued me. As a mixer for over 30 years, I also always feel like I have a vested interest in what happens downstream in the production process. So I hope you would extend that same assumption of passion about their work to any mixer worth his or her salt. Thanks! Greg
  4. I've got a short gig coming up in Windsor in June and need to rent 3 or 4 snakes. Something like 35 - 50 foot 8-channel each would likely do the trick. Windsor seems to be a rather "tourist" oriented town, so I'm looking for recommendations of a rental house with good quality gear that could set me up with what I need. Have a couple of months to work out the details, but any suggestions would be most helpful. Thanks!
  5. Guess they'll just have to get other companies to relocate to spell out C-U-P-E-R-T-I and N now. Really put them on the map! Let's see... Coca-Cola, UPS, Papermate, Eveready... you get the idea. Seriously, though, felt that Jobs came across as rather unassuming -- choosing to go personally before the City Council and "ask" for permission to get on with this project. He suffered through their inane questions gracefully, I thought. Thanks for posting this! Greg
  6. Need help: Lectro SMa battery problem

    Yes, yes, re-chargeable AA's in general have been discussed at length (in fact when I search I find some of my own posts!). I'm asking specifically about the compatibility of rechargeable AA's in the SM xmitters. I have several different brands and find that many of them will not make good contact in the SM's battery compartment. Just looking for similar experiences and what works well for this specific circumstance. thanks, greg
  7. CS3e vs. CS2 comparison in the field

    Glen Trew has posted a mini-review of the CS-2 here http://www.trewaudio.com/audioflow/2010/06/17/trew-reviews-sanken-cs-2/ ... and it appears that Plus 24, the importer for Sanken in the US is having a "send us your old shotgun" $200 rebate offer until the end of the year. Yes, believe it or not, Plus 24 would actually credit you $200 for sending them your Schoeps CMIT if you purchase a CS-2! http://www.trewaudio.com/PDF/sanken_cs_2_cash_back_terms.pdf greg
  8. thoughts on a sanken CUB-01

    "Next thing, the mic was still stuck on the NP1, I placed it near the back of the body of a guitar" Can you be a little more descriptive about this placement? Sounds interesting Thanks, greg
  9. Need help: Lectro SMa battery problem

    I know this is tangential to the original question, but on the subject of SM transmitters, I have had a difficult time finding a rechargeable AA that seats well enough in the compartment to energize the device. I only have consistent success with Energizer Lithiums, but they're disposable of course. Anyone have a consistent favorite, or a similar experience? Thanks, greg
  10. An unorthodox sound cart

    Tom, this is an excellent example of cross-purposing from another discipline. I'm always on the lookout for another discipline's solutions to see if they could fill a niche in our profession. I've been looking closely at baby carriage products for months, looking to see how engineering has been applied to the targeted outcomes of strength, collapsibility, functionality over difficult terrain, etc. I've found that many of the coolest models are still priced upwards of $1K, though! So much for the mass market. And of course, none of those products put the intended cargo (the infant) in a position to manipulate it from a seated or standing position. So there was always the modifications that would have to take place. Not so with your device. Thanks for posting your imaginative solution and the resources behind it. I've explored a few hunting products before, but have usually only found devices to transport your kill back to your pickup truck. Keep us posted! Greg
  11. Tried to pick up an old thread--denied!

    Thanks, Jeff.... I went ahead and started a new thread w/ the same questions and already have some answers & advice (is this a great forum or what?!) It's the world of virtual existence and mysterious disappearances are, unfortunately, to be somewhat expected. ...since this is no longer an issue, and it's been picked up elsewhere, feel free to remove this post if you like. If you've had any experience taking equipment to, and using wireless mics in the UK, please see my new post under Tech Ref and share with me and the rest of the board! Many Thanks! Greg
  12. Hey Jeff, I had some questions about working within the laws of the UK when traveling there with US wireless systems. I found an older thread (Wireless frequencies in London and Dublin) that approximated the issue and it seemed a good jumping off point (plus to let you know I did try at least to research the topic before posting about it), but when I posted a question, it showed up for a while on the list. Went back a few hours later to see if there'd been any response to it, and it was completely gone. No reference to it. Couldn't replicate the same search that led me to it. And plowing back through my computer's history, found the url but came up with a "no longer available" result. Any thoughts? Did I screw up? Thanks, Greg
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  14. advice needed

    Just my .02 worth, too, but being able to place yourself where you'll know what the audience is perceiving is helpful, too. If you set up the system in an empty hall, and it's acoustically live, there will be quite a bit of absorption when it fills up with humans. You may need to squeeze a little more out of your SR than you had first perceived. I did a similar gig just a while back... very delicate subject matter and the attendees actually thanked me for making the audio seamless, invisible and yet just enough to allow them to hear without straining. Best to you, Greg
  15. The Soundmen - a doc from 1950 made by AMPAS

    I remember seeing a thread a while back that discussed the preferences of mixers whether their meters moved horizontally or vertically. Notice in the scene with the re-recording mixers the (ahead of its time?) series of horizontal lights to indicate level, as well as the typical meter. Surprised me to see this. As an aside, my dad built a Heathkit reel to reel recorder back in the '60's that had flouroscope meters. Guess it planted an early bug in me to do something with sound. Interesting find... thanks, Greg
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