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Mike Westgate

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    51 years of sound for film and TV
  • Interested in Sound for Picture

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  1. Great to hear Phil - wow good girl! Regards mike
  2. Trey I spent a week shooting in HK 10 years ago I guess a lot of HDTV stations have eaten up the 500/800 areas by now Best ask our HK member what frequencies he is using to avoid TV or from where you can rent mike
  3. Hi Fred I have a great track of 50's cars and some motorbikes recorded in a small NZ town They were under my control for several minutes during a film shoot about a quaint NZ character Please contact me direct or via details on my website It is 48K 24 bit and recorded with a Sanken stereo mike Cheers Mike
  4. My experience with this problem is that large bras often creak due to the stress!! mike
  5. Hi Philip, In the lack of any information I would simply do a test at -20dB of tone fro 1K to 15K in order to see if the tape you have gives a realistically flat response. If you get into re-biasing you would also need to adjust record amp for H2 and H3 distortion I used to align my two 4.2 recorders and got it down to a fine and satisfying art Good luck mike
  6. Great stuff Jez! I have been involved with SOUTH SEAS New Zealand's best "film" and video school for over 20 years 1/ Don't allow people to bore and confuse you with technical stuff 2/ Listen to experience 3/ Ask questions 4/ Hands on and earphones on are critical 5/ Examine your results and seek advice 6/ Volunteer to work with industry professional 7/ See how they manage and solve problems 8/ Experience, experience, experience ! mike
  7. I carry wig clips in a range of colours Middle of the forehead gives the flattest frequency result mike
  8. Try shooting on a tropical island covered in palm trees for 7 weeks! Everything is covered in noise night and day . Mike
  9. Although auto mixing is here, good sound needs skill, experience and management and prevents time spent in post production! mike
  10. I have worked with NZ and America actors (usually young) who are so quiet because they think that is "dramatic" OK it can work in a closeup or dramatic scene but when they do not match the other actors or they cannot be heard then thy need constant advice from the director! I one said to a young actor I knew that there was nothing to record - too quiet! "do it know or do it later" mike
  11. Hi I would use a stereo mike on a stand above head height and about 5 feet away Group the singers so they are about 10 to 12 feet in a row with taller singers behind Remember singing can have a wide dynamic range so rehearse if possible mike
  12. Room tone or background noise can be useful in sound post. Less so if music is being floated over the scene or interview. Use the microphone you used When in doubt just do it straight away! mike
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