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  1. I'm looking for suggestions about how to handle multiple, (3) actors in full body robot like costumes. They need to have full duplex coms with each other and the director. The production said do you have comteks for the actors. Yes, but do you understand that the actors own dialogue need to be iso'd (is that a word) from their comtek feed otherwise it will feed back to them and cause a distracting echo that will likely be too much for their own intelligibility. Another problem is the 2 way coms I'm familiar with like the HME systems that the camera departments use; have a large headset and boom mics which probably wouldn't work in a full body enclosed costume. Any other 2 way coms that would require a "Push To Talk" are obviously out of the question because the actors can't physically do it. I have easily done 2 way phone conversations with 2 separate comtek transmitters and a mix minus on the actors iso outputs. I have 3 comtek transmitters and 4 Lectro IFB's which I could conceivably make into 3 separate actor feeds and still have IFB's for everybody else; like the director, the crowd (which I call the Video Village audience) the booming and utility and maybe camera department (which could be operators and assistants), still need to take care of AD's and possible effects crew and PA's. There sure are a lot of crew out there that need to follow along. Any of your suggestions and observations would be appreciated. Say a prayer for us here in New Mexico this year it our turn for our state to burn.
  2. I know this may have been covered many times before; but is there a definitive source for the term MOS? "Mit Out Sound" isn't a german phrase and "minus optical track" doesn't make any sense.
  3. The Medical Industry makes a Universal Adhesive Remover called Remove by Smith & Nephew available at Amazon will take glue off of anything.
  4. Big film headed your way "Killers of the Flower Moon" look it up and get on it.
  5. I have mic'd many helmets and found that any mic near the mouth or even in any area below the eye line can lead to trouble. I have had the best luck and most natural sound putting a cos-11 in the top forehead area near the brim of the helmet. This goes for all helmets sports, military, construction and space. This seems to open the mic up like any overhead or boom mic. Lower down can lead to all kinds of sound anomalies, proximitiy effects, overloading and other problems. The main problem would be if you can't hide the mic lead. I have also put the whole transmitter in the helmet to avoid that.
  6. Does anyone know if Films are still "Bonded" In other words is there an Insurance Policy taken out on a Production to cover the Investors if the film can not be completed? Do studios (like Netflix) self Insure. I know Actors need to have Physicals before they start shooting and are Insured by some companies. In the Insurance Industry there is a person called an Actuary who analysis the risk taken by an Insurance policy. Anybody know anyone in the Film Insurance business who has heard if this is still happening for films? Or is it all about just following the Virus Guidelines and we all go back to work?
  7. Does anyone know if the mini headphone jack on the IFBR1B can be repaired in the field? My biggest problem with the Lectro IFB's is the headphone jack wearing out or being damaged. I am guessing that you'll need at least 1 extra rechargeable battery with every unit, how many batteries will they come with?
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    HHB Dat

    I'm selling my HHB Dat on eBay and found this article in with the box with the recorder I haven't opened since 1999.
  9. Live and learn, there are no minimum staffing requirements in the IA contract. The IA can sign a one off contract with anything the Producer wants in it.
  10. Is there a way to get the Sound Report from the HD on a 788? When you create the report, it saves it to the HD and the CF card. When you back up the Folder on the HD with the report in it, it does not copy over the report to whatever your backing up to, or so it seems. It only copies the Report over the one time you create it to the CF card.
  11. The 2 person sound crew is making a comeback thanks to the International. "Comeback Trail" (no joke) staring Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones is coming to New Mexico to start shooting next week. Producers have figured out they can come to NM and by-pass the ASA contract and sign "One Off's". Not only do they get reduced crew at reduced rates they also get the local rebates. There are eleven producers listed on iMDB, no downsizing there. This is the second time I know of a major production doing this. The other film was Hell or High Water. Now that the International has made this a standard for "One Off's " why would any other producer allow for more than a 2 person crew? Does anyone know of other departments that producers can restrict the number of crew? Is there anyone at 695 aware of this change in crew staffing? Concerned and pissed off that major film can get away this, who signs these contracts at the International? Frantically (spell check) and Sororally David Brownlow
  12. This is the quietest practical fire apparatus I have ever worked with. The flame is nearly completely silent. It belongs to Prop Master Randy Moore. The first time I worked with it was on Cosmos season 3. We had a scene with a line of fire pits that the host had to walk past. The flame was at least 2 - 3 feet high coming out of caldrons. Not a sound except for an occasional snap from the flame in the wind. Because the gas is allowed to come out of so many holes there is no pressure driving the flame causing the hissing sound.
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    14 hour day

    Hello LA and NYC brothers and sisters there's a rumor going around out in here in the rain starved desert about the IA signing off on some sort of 14 hour day rule. Is this for 600 only or is it another overly optimistic hearsay. Is it April already? Cheers and good luck for a prosperous year.
  14. Has anyone tried any of the many external mics available for the iPhone 7 with the Lightning connector? I found a very simple audio recording app called VoiceRecorder. I like the Old School interface that looks like a cassette recorder. Do you have one that you use?
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    What wind screen/zepplin are you using with the MiniCMIT?
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