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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  4. 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?
  6. Thanks very much for your reply, your blog was very helpful too, cheers
  7. I'm thinking of buying a couple of Zaxcom ZHD transmitters and a RX200 receiver. I would like to have the remote recording capability. Would anyone care to comment on their experience with this setup?
  8. I know at least two of those people have names
  9. Prep I would like to have 3 days prep for the mixer.Pickup and Load In, Production Meeting and a Prep day on Friday with all my crewI would like two days Prep for the Boomand one day for the Utility. Reply Sorry David, I don’t have all that prep in my budget and never have had on any show I have ever done. Especially 1st year TV.Here’s what I have:You - 2 days (1 Production Meeting and 1 load in)Andrejs + Rob - 1 day each (load in)All prep days are 10 hours. Does this sound right?
  10. What wardrobe have you had trouble with making too much noise. Silk ties and dresses, starched shirts, stiff leather jackets and vests, down coats ...
  11. http://www.outsideonline.com/2035701/bernie-krause-audio-climate-change
  12. http://www.wired.com/2015/11/review-j-corder/?mbid=social_twitter
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    Cos 11 repair

    Cos 11's take a beating. I have 3 that need repair; a bad connector, wire wind screen came off and a head pulled loose. What are your recommendations for places to send them in for repair?
  14. I several complete Lectrosonics IFB blocks for separate feeds to director, boom and utility. I have consistent problems with the 1/8" headphone connector on the R1A. You can not take it apart in the field and service the connector. Outside here in New Mexico there is pretty much a constant wind filled with dirt and dust. It works into these connectors and makes them noisy and intermittent and fail. You have to send the receiver into to be repaired. The connector is a sealed panel mount and has to be replaced. Has anyone else had this problem and found a solution? With Respect
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