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Scott Aitken

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About Scott Aitken

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  • Birthday 09/21/1976

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  • Location
    Vancouver, BC
  • Interests
    improvised music, electronics/noise, free jazz, double bass, processed guitar
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    i live and work in beautiful Vancouver, BC. <br />
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    I'm an IATSE 891 sound mixer, former sound assistant and sometimes boom op (over 10 plus years...or so the pin says) mostly doing low budget tv movies, independant features as well as the occasional 2nd unit on bigger budget series and features when i can get it. Reccomendations are always appreciated!!<br />
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    One day i hope to make the jump to doing features and TV full time. <br />
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    I also teach "the basics" of location sound at Capilano University and the Arts Institute of Vancouver part-time to pay the rent when film work is inconsistant (which is of course all the time!)

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  1. Scott Aitken

    RIP - Haskell Wexler

    Jeff, I am truly sorry to hear about your father. He seems to have led an amazing active life that was well lived and he got rewarded with a wonderful family. I'm sitting beside my father right now at their winter place in Florida and cherishing every moment with his awesome cranky gentle soul. Condolences from Vancouver, Scott
  2. Scott Aitken

    It was an Honor..

    if only we could all retire after such an amazing show. Congrats to the crew!
  3. +100 on "temples of sound" Such a great book. and i hope they get "the Wrecking Crew" documentary out the website makes it look amazing!
  4. Scott Aitken

    Happy Birthday Larry

    happy birthday Larry!! all the best as you're great to all of us!
  5. Scott Aitken

    Shout Out

    i think that's a great idea! I'll actually be able to get to a few meetings over the winter....so i'll bring it up to Marty.
  6. Scott Aitken

    Shout Out

    well...if you're ever doing another show and tell Phil...i'm putting my hand up for a ticket.
  7. Scott Aitken

    From the Department of Past Lives--my 1985 LP re-released

    very cool Phil!!
  8. Scott Aitken

    Jan has a new roomate!

  9. Scott Aitken

    Denecke slate keeps rolling TC after clap

    seconding that RVD!
  10. Scott Aitken

    Haskell Wexler talks about "Medium Cool"

    thanks jeff!!
  11. Scott Aitken

    Schoeps mk41s vs mk41

    i have both....and i can't believe i'm saying this, but i guess if you spend enough time reading this board eventually the Senator's short and sweet wisdom rings true....."it depends" Things like the actor's voice and enviroment/ambience essentially. Sometimes in cars this is great, or interiors but wider shots it does tend to be thin which may or may not work for you in the scene. I remember using this mic on an scene with cops and a victim outside in a backyard that had a beautiful forest that on the otherside was a busy highway road, the mk41s seemed to have the best background noise and focus with their slightly loud and physical dialogue, we tried a shotgun, the 41 and then the 41S in rehersals and setup....it just seemed to sound the best in my boom ops capable hands. I used to work for an english mixer here in Vancouver now since retired who had a matched pair of them and we got great sound with those mics....hence i have one in my Schoeps kit which is my boom operator's favorite mic.
  12. whoa....those are some trippy siphonophores!
  13. Scott Aitken

    Cooper knobs - where to buy?

    let me know if you find out Mirror! a few of mine on my 106 could use replacement as well.
  14. Scott Aitken

    And so it begins..

    10 grand for one line in a movie...wowza!
  15. Scott Aitken

    MK41 with active cable on boom

    +1 for the gvc...love that thing...so much i bought another!! Great for planing with the active cable.