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About Stillweii

  • Birthday 10/13/1987

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    Local 52 I.A.T.S.E. Sound
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  1. Been following graphene since its discovery in the late aughts / early tens. With the contemporary chip shortage has anyone else been following it as well? https://www.thegraphenecouncil.org/blogpost/1501180/Graphene-News-and-Updates
  2. Fun how sound drops off at 15 feet. Interesting to think how wireless frequencies would carry comparatively.
  3. Love how all the $$ makers are scheming/dreaming on how to get us back to work . The articles coming out this week are stating they want to quarantine crew in hotels 2 weeks before shooting with all amenities being offered in a hotel as if it was work.......maybe if it was 3x for every hour I'm not home. Most people do not know they have health conditions at the time that lowers their immune system to become susceptible to COVID-19. I do not want to see any colleagues even be at risk. https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/production-plan-coronavirus-1234589286/ Re-runs until a vaccine / cure is out there. I'll watch Welcome Back Kotter until my eyes bleed. Lest us not forget Cosmo Kramer's strike against the bagel store.
  4. Thinking productions will not even start until a rapid test / vaccine / cure comes about . Even if things start up early I would push for double booming until safety is guaranteed for all.
  5. Documentary / BTS rig . Input 2 for talent / 2nd boom.
  6. 100% normal . overly communicate every step of the hands . Next option is instruct the person how to do it facing away from you . Next option is wardrobe does it . Third option is female crew member assist . Not hard or takes cajones. It’s the job . Dpa 4063 I’ll use on an Indie film and not boom. . Had a Sanken cos-11d in a scarf in Times Square almost eliminate all bkg noise after post . Lavs rule , booms rule , every situation is different . Gear don’t matter , but our brains do . Positive thinking usually delivers surprising results .
  7. There is a calibration setting in the system settings. Check the PFL for the trim level? I've had the menu be at lower levels than the physical wheel after an update once. My trim is usually set to 5/8's way through to have the gain knobs be at the level I thought appropriate for my work. Made me think a similar thought once.
  8. The saying " I'm sorry, but your budget does not meet your equipment and labor expectations." Helps me tons. As a sound mixer I either get the budget to accomplish the task or sit home and know I'm not going to have a headache because someone trying to save money is disappointed and will act unprofessional. If it is a professional office that needs a professional video; there should be professional budget. Startups will pay you low then sell the company for millions and forget about you. While somehow having "Team building trips" at resorts or wasteful keeping up with the jones's activities that could grow the company more professionally. It would not hurt to ask the higher ups in a way that they might think of it as saving money/time. Also you seem to have intelligent questions. I would trust your gut, look around the space and see what you personally need to do. Every ounce of your time and thought will make it better. None of us are can visualize the exact situation you are in. But if you have a question about gear just google it and type JWSOUND after. All results will be quicker than scouring the forum back pages. Absorb and adapt it to see what gear fits you right. "- It's the archer, not the arrows-" - Senator
  9. Always sync and change batteries at lunch. Check after battery changes to make sure it wasn't a full reboot and after variable frame rates. To not, is to leave room for error and wasted time later. RTM for specific cameras TC descriptions for your own personal peace of mind.
  10. Previous experience as a sound mixer for 10 years with Arri's before getting a lockit / using them. - Jam in the AM - Check TC every battery swap because I enjoy knowing its OK ( with mixer in hand ready to jam again) - Never had an experience where it changed, only from full reboots. - Jam after lunch Talk to AC's and monitor shot list for variable frame rates. Arri's TC is rock solid. Its up to you/me/us to monitor and be the perfectionist to keep getting hired. If there is no budget for Lockits , there is room for error and that is understood and Ok. Perfection lies within the budget holder.
  11. Very cool. ive been pondering something similar but in terms of surveillance . With gravity bending light in space , light might be only able to travel so far without bending back around . Imagine a future where we can look back at earth a la google maps and see light movement of history . Colonial Britain , ancient Asia , dinosaur era all holographic in substance , but we are able to see actual events as they played out via telescope . Technically every thing that we do outside now could possibly be seen by our future ancestors.
  12. Hi All! Having an art show / video premier Saturday 5/18 night in Tokyo and Wednesday 5/22 in Kobe . Free beer for Tokyo opening night . I’m around skateboarding until the 29th if any sound folks would like to nomimasho. Thank you for your time ! Line ID: stillweii
  13. Stillweii

    Wireless GO

    If your a good archer this is not an issue . Just say no to lower end jobs and let them enjoy the prosumer mistakes, then they will come back with the budget you want . Be the pro to set the pace . Anxiety can wait.
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