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About Sebastian

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  • Birthday 10/14/1969

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    I started working as a sound recordist in 1993. My early work was on environmental documentaries, actuality and corporate production.

    Then, in 1994, I achieved a milestone in my career by covering the post-apartheid elections in South Africa for Sky News. Being involved in such a positive and peaceful moment in South African history further solidified my passion for this career.

    The elections opened many doors for me and in 1995, I set myself up as a full-time freelance sound recordist. I worked on several local and international productions in the film industry as a boom operator to broaden my experience.


    20 years on, I spend a lot of my time on documentary production, although I still work in other arenas. This has taken me all over the world, working for the major broadcasting channels in over 30 countries and exploring a diverse range of subjects.

    Being a sound recordist allows me to feed my love of audio and satisfy my innate passion for adventure. Travelling the globe has taught me to carry an up-to-date quiver of pro equipment that allows me to travel with the minimum of fuss.

    BAFTA nominee

    I was recently nominated in the Sound Factual category for the illustrious BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2013. The nomination was received for my work on "Brazil with Michael Palin", of which I’m extremely proud.

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  1. Hi Guys. I'm needing to send a stereo out from a Sound Devices MixPre 6 into my Zaxcom Camera link. Does anyone know what the wiring configuration is from a Stereo 3.5mm jack to a TA5F?
  2. Hi Guys. I have the recommended Lemo FVB.00.303.NLA connector and need to make up an XLR (F) line level cable for my Zaxcom TRXLA3. Besides patience, anyone got some words of wisdom on how to do this. I'm assuming both resistors will be wired in the XLR as the lemo is too tiny. Also, how do you attach the screen to the Lemo connector body? Many thanks, Sebastian
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    New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

    Gene, do you have a distributor in UK that might have these?
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    DIY- Right Angle XLRs

    Thanks Mark. I've found a UK supplier for the Mogami W2697 which is identical to the W3031 without the braided shield variation but would have preferred the W3031. I don't think I can get the Redco TGS-1 in UK.
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    DIY- Right Angle XLRs

    What types of miniature mic cables are people using for their right angles cable assemblies (particularly going into the TA5F connectors)? I guess the thinnest and most flexible the better. Canare L-2E5 seems to be popular but it looks like Mogami make a really thin version too (model number unknown). The colour braiding is really popular so I guess the 2.5mm cable would be the best OD if that is to be used. What say the collective?
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    Repairing a COS 11

    Great to see my thread revisited after 5 years! Thanks for the pics Engin. I guess the rubber sleeve had to be cut away! Perhaps a bit of Sugru might work in place of the heatshrink.
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    Thermal wire strippers

    Thanks for that. I saw the Hakko on Amazon but the price put me off and the one and only review wasn't too complementary of the unit. I'm certainly not going to discount it but will continue looking at options.
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    Thermal wire strippers

    Hi Fella's! Any idea who the retailers in the States are for the Meisei Hotweezers? There's a company in UK selling them (http://www.series4.co.uk/prodeqpt/section01/ds5.htm). I'm very keen to get my hands on this fantastic tool as I've been having a love hate relationship with trying to strip tiny mic cables without destroying the contact wire. There are some power supplies (M-10) available on E-Bay for $99 but I can't seem to find the actual tool (size 4A) so would have to buy a new unit methinks! Many thanks, Sebastian
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    FreqFinder crash

    Done! James has been super helpful and is on the case. He requested that I activate the error reporting feature on my phone so he can get the info needed to rectify the problem. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4305 If anyone is experiencing errors, I suggest you enable this feature too. It'll be very helpful to the boys at NewEndian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FreqFinder crash

    I just want to check with those on the forum that use the FreqFinder app with the 'dinosaur' iPhone 4s. I use it often but since upgrading to the new version 2.38 it crashes almost instantly! Anyone else having this problem? With the iPhone 6 now available, is the app perhaps no longer compatible with the 4s? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ORCA Bags Review

    One point I'd make is agency/ clients that use the IFB's are notoriously careless about them and I've found some being dropped and abused in various ways so padding in strategic places would be useful to absorb the knocks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ORCA Bags Review

    Very nice! Thanks for the update. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ORCA Bags Review

    I heard that Orca are coming out with Zaxcom ERX pouches. Any word on that yet?
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    Red Epic Unbalanced Input "revisited" ERX1TCD Y Cable

    Many thanks Eric. So then the ring on the Epic side is not connected at all? Also, on the lemo side, I presume I don't connect pin 1 to the sleeve either?