Paul Garafola

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About Paul Garafola

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  • Birthday October 6

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    http://www.pgmediaworks.com

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  • Location
    New York, NY
  • Interests
    Photography. Silence. Nature. Music. French cinema. Hockey. Tennis.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
    Yes
  • About
    Photographer, DP, editor: Living and working in NYC.
  1. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    Nope. Never abused. Fingers crossed!
  2. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    jwill....VERY helpful. THANKS everyone!!!
  3. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    So my 50 was entered into the system yesterday: "The technician will send you an estimate via email when he's reviewed the repair." What's your experience with this, as far as cost for out-of-warranty repairs go? I just want to get a general sense of how much you guys have paid in the past. Thanks.
  4. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    Thanks, Jonathan.
  5. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    Oh I didn't know that. Well, in the meantime I'm using my 416 in a fairly dead room, so I'll be fine until the 50 comes back. Now I know to not expect a speedy transaction. Thanks!
  6. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    Yes, it's strange that it would just stop working. VERY unexpected. GREAT to know. Thanks, Jon.
  7. Hey guys. I've had my MKH50 for a few years (since 2013). It's been used primarily booming above stationary subjects for interiors. VERY rarely have I used it outdoors. I've taken VERY good care of it. But it just stopped working for some odd reason. Wasn't the cable, as I tried the same cable with my 416 and it works without a problem. Sent it back to Sennheiser USA over 15 days ago and there's been no update from them. Last week, I sent an email inquiry and they said that it hasn't been processed yet. Strange....BUT....I was just curious to know if this is typical of your own experience, sending in your gear for repair or replacement. Thanks. Paul
  8. MKH 50, Shockmount and Windscreen

    I use my 50 for both interiors and exteriors (with a BBG + INV7). (Someone here mentioned that the BBG actually reduced room tone a bit and so I did my own tests and I actually found that to be the case! Since then, the BBG lives on it all the time.)
  9. What's your favorite on-camera mic?

    Oh absolutely! That's definitely on my list. But in the interim, for run & gun on camera, I find the MKE 600 is not bad at all.
  10. What's your favorite on-camera mic?

    Here's an exterior test I shot with the MKE 600 on camera. MKE600 + MZH600 furry
  11. Full Rycote or Ball Gag for MKH 50?

    Here's a sample of the 50 in low to moderate wind with the BBG + Furry. This clip is from the raw footage, with no post-processing. MKH50_BBG_Furry.mp4
  12. Rycote Super Softie for MKH50 and CMC641

    Well...I did just that, recently. (I typically use the 50+BBG with no furry in an INV-6 on a boom pole for indoor interviews, auditions etc. But for use in an outdoor + boom op scenario, the INV-6 was way too flimsy and the bald BBG couldn't quite handle more than no to low wind.) The INV-7HGMKiii was rock solid and Rycote's Windjammer on the BBG handled the wind just beautifully. So far, this seems like an excellent alternative to the WS2 if budget is an issue.
  13. MKH 50, Shockmount and Windscreen

    Yup. Already done. Thanks, man.
  14. MKH 50, Shockmount and Windscreen

    I just used the BBG with a furry Windjammer on my 50 (Low cut ON) in an INV-7 HG MKiii shock mount and I had zero issues with wind and handling noise. Very clean. I'm extremely happy with this set-up.