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  1. Logic and common sense are not always abundant. Never let the right hand know what the left hand is doing......that way you keep your options open....just the same as never having all your bank accounts with just one bank...Cheers Mike BVS
  2. Matt Price did this a couple of years ago which helps.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQASROL6SjU
  3. I worked with him in the late 60's here in New Zealand.
  4. The Mat Grip comes in rolls like this...
  5. I use an under carpet mat grip made in the USA...it is acoustically transparent and stops the sound of water drops when used under a high wind cover.It adds very little to the weight as it has the consistency of candy floss. It is sticky to the touch on both sides.A quick shake and the water is gone...no loss of high frequencies and it costs next to nothing from your carpet retail store. BVS
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  7. +1 for Vincent... I did a TV doco series last year with a mono hop from my 664 to track 1 and camera mic on track 2. The post used plural eyes to sync and because the mono track was the same on both camera and 664 then it worked perfectly.... where you use a camera mic and try to sync the recorder then problems can arise... BVS
  8. I mixed a film of David Lean's.. "The Finding of Cook's Anchor"...he called it a Featurementary to me in the dubbing theatre.. BVS
  9. I use to do a lot of foley for movies so sometimes when there's no mic in the vicinity of what the cameraman's shooting I will foley the footsteps and movements live...fun... BVS
  10. On a few shoots I have had to" tune" the stream where they decided to shoot the scenes... this involved looking at the water flow where there were bubbles and disturbed water running. By altering the placement of rocks and getting a smooth flow I managed to get the dialog much cleaner..
  11. Thanks Victor but this is no recommendation. Winds where I work frequently exceed 80 kms/hr for days at a time. BVS
  12. Sorry but the visuals don't work for sound mixers... what does my CMIT sound like in a cyclone....a real weather cyclone..... BVS
  13. I once shot with a Director who asked me how the sound acoustics were.... I said you will never notice once they add in the bagpipe music....
  14. http://www.comac.co.nz/modules/SP_webshop/products.php?cat=109 I use an older solid rubber version of this rubber rope tensioner... Plug your XLRs in to the camera then thread the pig tail side of your breakaway Neutrik multi pin connector through one hole of the tensioner and bring the cable around the handgrip or other protusion on the camera and partially into the other hole of the tensioner so its gripped in the other rubber hole...and adjust the cable size to suit......then connect the other part of the breakaway Neutrik and the cable going to the mixer... this can easily be disconnected by holding the rubber with the connector....your main cable comes apart easily and is endlessly repeatable ...
  15. It could be the pop filter in white that gives it away on an audience member who has been wired up for a comment. All of the main players are wearing black lavs but the audience member has a black lav with a white pop filter... BVS
  16. Only works Line-of-sight...and the operator now has to have a commercial pilots license...so the chances of this being a serious problem is zilch... BVS
  17. +1 from Mike..loving my 664... BVS
  18. BVS

    Lav tape

    There's a wig shop not far from my place...I walk in and say..."I'm looking for some wig tape".... The guy looks at me and looks again...and then again.... Then he says.." That's the best dam wig I've ever seen !!!! " BVS
  19. I think its probably important to choose a darker background wallpaper than you had and adjust your brightness control when thats in place. BVS
  20. One thing I use to do with an actor or person in a doco is hold the lav at chest height while I get them to talk, and move the lav up and down a little to get an even balance of tonal quality..men with deeper voices have the lav at sternum height or thereabouts...women with a lighter toned voice a little higher...bass increases as you get closer to the mouth. After a while you can judge where its going to need to be to get a more even matching tonal balance.But as has been said before the hiding is the final determinant. BVS
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