Philip Perkins

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Hey Richard, congrats on 20 years. I just celebrated my 33rd anniversary. They say married men live longer. Or maybe it just seems longer.....

CrewC

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My wife and I have been happily married for 10 years.  We just celebrated our 13th anniversary in January.  Ba dum dum!

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This was my office a few months ago , we were working on the launch of a new animal drench product and I managed to take some snaps during the pack shot. St Arnoud , Nelson Lakes, New Zealand.

Regards,

Grant.

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The office is where you hang your charger.

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Had a very relaxing day @ NY street Paramount backlot yesterday.

a/b wide-tight ..wires on everybody,lots of extras running around making noise,planes,sirens,the usual..wahoo!.

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Had a very relaxing day @ NY street Paramount backlot yesterday.

a/b wide-tight ..wires on everybody,lots of extras running around making noise,planes,sirens,the usual..wahoo!.

Just got home.  1st half of day was five actors, 2 pages, all but ONE line was V.O. - snore!

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Here's a great shot taken from up top of NY Street (aka Seinfeld Street) with the silks pulled.

436 set photos.  Not ONE of the sound mixer.  My boom guy... Josh Mantlo.... manged to get his back featured in a couple of shots!

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The one of me in an earlier post was an iPhone pic taken by usual boom op Rich Bullock when he stopped by to visit on a day off.

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One of the best things about my job is the opportunity to travel. Cannes was my office for 4 days last week. A 2-man doc crew with a bit too much stuff to hand carry.

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The thing that hit me the most is what happens in the Palais des Festivals (the convention center). This is not red carpet stuff, it won't make it to the arts section of your morning paper, but it is the 'raison d'être' of the festival; selling films. Thousands, yes thousands of films looking for distribution. Films I've never heard of, and will never get a chance to see. There's got to be a few gems in there.

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With Disney's UP as the opening film, there's no ambiguity; Cannes is all business. Four storey luxury yachts lined up in the marina, rented for a day, to hold private parties. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce. The wealth on display over such a small area is obscene.

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Documentary sound is a great way to make a living. You're in it, but you're not part of it.

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This is how we used to do it way back when. Me booming for the Godfather, Roger Daniell.

CrewC

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This is how we used to do it way back when. Me booming for the Godfather, Roger Daniell.

CrewC

I don't know why but your pic made my day.  Nostalgia and good memories I guess.  Bring those Nagras back!

Philip Perkins

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Roger sent me this yesterday and it made me laugh for so many different reasons. Glad you got a kick out of it Philip.

CrewC

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I am speechless...  having such a history with both Crew and Roger, what can I say. What I'm really thinking is how I wish I had looked good enough in those days to work with my shirt off --- you guys look way too casual to be actually working.

-  Jeff Wexler

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Crew-

Great photo man! Too bad we can't all still look that cool!

--Scott Smith

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Cool or a Fool, all depends who is looking at us and when I suppose. That picture is from 79/80 AFAICT... These days it would be considered stupid to be in the sun like that, but back then it was so much fun. Sure beats working in an editing suit which is what I thought I wanted to do after film school. The best thing I bring from this and all of my pictures and snap shots, is that I learned so much from those that I had the pleasure to work with. Fun is an element we should never over look in our work, and it should go with the fact that everyday is worth having fun if possible. BTW, I look the same as back then.

CrewC

Lakers........

Jeff, was Haskell there? He has been a big fan forever.

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Bring those Nagras back!

Philip Perkins

Hey, why not?  LPs are certainly back in vogue!

Long Live E R P ... 

Mike Filosa, CAS

Atlanta

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Crew,

Your picture has inspired me to break out my old OP shorts and wear 'em to work.  Sadly, I won't be the only guy still wearing them to work. lol

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We are all sinners when it comes to "Fashion Trends".... Back then it was red OP's. This is how I dress these days. Sad really.

CrewC

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Here's the view today--spots in German and Russian for a ladies hair product with opera star Anna Netrebko.  Big "dancing waters" programmable fountains deal plus show lighting setup in Hangar 12, Alameda.  Playback and sync.  Yes, the figure standing in the water has lines...and has to sing at normal 1.5x and 2x speed to playback as well.

Philip Perkins

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...and big ups for the PSC "Cart Power" box: my little monitor's power connector shorted and brought down the whole cart (running on AC).  Unplugged, Cart Power reset itself, back in biz.  Thank you PSC!

Philip Perkins

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Doing a fun/quick little promo for Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea's new bass company

got to bring some of the studio stuff.outboard preamps/compressors,mics

My boom op was the director/producer

[excuse the bad cell pic]

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Wow. Wish I was there. Want to sell the mic?

CrewC

If I do ,you'll be the first to know Crew!

-H

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The ubiquitous 702T--in my worlds.  Here are setups from 3 consecutive days (with gear turnarounds in between).

7/16/09: night shoot, Radio shack spot, record on 702T, playback for actor bug from Mac w/ Audacity

7/17/09: all day recording VO in a small studio, to 702T

7/18/09: HD multicam video shoot w/ two orchestras with mixed Chinese and Western instruments, 22 tracks.

Record in Metacorder, 702T is TC generator, clock source, hall mic-pair preamp (via AES) .

Maybe I better get another one as backup....

Philip Perkins

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