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    From touring musician, to studio engineer, to production sound mixer...Corporate and features have been the main game of late.
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  1. Thanks for the input. i’ll follow up this reply by watching the promo video link. I and yeah, from my digging it seems like the phonetic Rodger system if anything is kind of the standard. Could’ve looked into rental, but certainly didn’t want to drop that much money for a purchase… Yet.
  2. Bumping this pre-pandemic thread. Any sound colleagues out there looking to unload a TS-TCB? I will gleefully take off your hands for your asking price.
  3. Hello all, I'm doing sound for all the pick-up / insert / and additional shooting that an episodic going into it's fourth season is doing here in LA. Production has requested an "earwig" or anything essentially invisible to the camera for the talent to have in-ear so that VTR can cue them with content already shot. First round of this I used my Sennheiser IEM system with the Bubblebee Sidekick 3 IFB in-ear, and it worked fabulously. The cable is INCREDIBLY discreet, but there will likely be scenes coming up where we don't have the additional support of a wig to help conceal. SO... WHAT ARE Y'ALL USING FOR NEAR INVISIBLE IN-EAR IFBs? I know there are offerings by Phonak, Otto, PSC, and Comtek, but is there any codified, go-to standard for this need? Also noteworthy is production can only throw $200 or so dollars at whatever we choose. (Bubblebee Sidekick 3 in the image below)
  4. A very elegant solution indeed.
  5. Thanks @soundtrane, Ended up being VERY corroded, and essentially sealed shut. Had Trew clean-up and install a new door. Cheers mate.
  6. Never had this problem before, any tips or advice if the battery door gets stuck? As you can see, even using a slotted screwdriver in one of the grooves seems insufficient... Please advise!
  7. Ahoy! I am looking to offload my Sennheiser MKH816, but am missing the pistol grip & mount for a Lightwave Systems rig very similar (but looooonger) to the one pictured below (and want to sell as a complete/useable package). Any leads are very welcomed. Cheers.
  8. Exactly what I'm thinking. DP is testing out a "light gag" this weekend, if it's convincing that's how we'll do coverage. Cheers mate. I hadn't thought of an "out-of-the-box" or "off-the-shelf" --possibly propane solution--great suggestion. Shoot is end of next week, so, I'll definitely let you all know which lane we chose and how it went. Thanks Jim.
  9. Really appreciate the lightning-speed response Jeff. definitely the prior. This is a short/narrative with the principle scene I’m asking about indoors (cabin vibe), with a rustic fireplace going. i have inquired if it is / can be just gas—if so, that would certainly get two birds, one stone. Consistency for lighting continuity, and exponentially quieter and also consistent enough to possibly get tone and pull out / replace w/fx in post. It’s a low-ish budget indie, and I’ve already inquired—there is no designated sfx / pyrotechnics individual present. I’m preparing for worst case scenario-natural logs w/ subsequent natural crackling/popping. Does that help? Fantastic. All very sage and thoughtful, thank you David. No technician present, but I have filed away this invaluable approach / technique for future relevant situations. Thanks Bernie. Looking like it’s real log-burning, and I was very much thinking the same. I’ve also found my well place Cos11’s under maybe one layer of clothing mitigates environmental noise extremely well, often when compared to boom. cheers.
  10. Ahoy sound colleagues! Been utilizing the expertise on here for quite a while but this is my first post/query. Have a short coming up in a week, and l am on the hunt for any clever hacks on capturing super clean dialogue amidst all the varied crackling of log burning fires. So far, coming at this from one two potential solutions: A) Camera dept. cheats the "flames" and completely fakes it, i.e. no real flames = completely clean dialogue, or We shoot with live flames in the fireplace and bonfire, and I endeavor close directional booming with lower gain levels. Of course if there is another solution here I am missing, totally open to that too. Thanks and cheers.
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