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    Portland, ME
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    Producing documentary work.

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  1. AGREED. This is what eats at me- is that it seems that the rates get lower and lower and folks keep biting.
  2. Thanks, Dalton. Sage words. Am I mistaken about rates, though- are those rates now considered reasonable?
  3. I'm sure this has been talked about ad nauseam here, but I'm hitting a boiling point at understanding how ENG mixers doing doc/tv work are accepting rates of $500 for themselves and gear. I'm being asked to mix a major brand road trip spot that is branded doc content for a week on the road, with 3 x wireless, 633, boom, hops etc for $500 (meals paid, but no per diem). The producer has mentioned that mixers in LA, the Midwest and Northeast are accepting rates of $500 for themselves with package (no travel days paid). Does this seem logical? Am I confused? Sorry for the rant, but I feel like I'm in the upside down parts of Inception.
  4. Thanks guys. Good advice from all. I have my own Worker's Comp and since it was actually a job I was producing, they should theoretically cover me, even working for my own company- but with insurance I guess you never know. Particularly bad timing since I'm also moving next week Still, it's a particularly meaty job so kind of painful to let it go...
  5. Just broke my clavicle through an unfortunate meeting with a magliner. Anyone have any ideas for holding a 633 with four wireless and a boom? Was thinking of rigging up a monopod to lighten the load on my good shoulder and sling the bag with a strap, saddle-bag style. Booming could be problematic, but my gig is not totally run and gun...
  6. I just used my 633 at an event where we'd shoot interviews then break for about an hour then another interview. So I would power down gear and then power back up for next interview. I experienced the 633 locking up three times over the course of 3 days. Luckily I used the menu button trick but the initial inability to do anything causes a great deal of panic. Hoping there's a fix for this soon... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I'm doing an audio installation and wondered if I could use Wave Agent to manually create a 6 channel recording from which I could play direct outs to 6 different speakers. The idea would be to create the recording in Wave Agent and then playback on the 664
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