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Neil Mc

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  1. Depending on how much equipment you need, sound mixer Daniel Chu Owen lives in Nairobi and owns his own kit. Unsure if he normally rents it out but it's an option if you're stuck or need backups while there. He's a good friend of mine from when we both lived and worked in the UK. A good man and actually first taught me location sound recording!!
  2. Just curious if the camera department was using wireless headsets when you were experiencing the interference? We're using an identical setup here and had some terrible howling interference from the ClearCom headsets the camera department was using. If the director was near the DP's in video village it was terrible. Haven't heard interference that bad in many years of using the setup, but hey always something new to tackle!
  3. I was also down there using Block 21 without any problems. Cameraman I was with also more or less forced to pay bribes after minor problem with carnet... Seems to be the norm with the customs gang there.
  4. I can highly recommend Daniel Chu Owen ! He is an experienced sound recordist and boom op. He was my first mentor in the world of sound recording and relocated from the UK to Nairobi a couple years ago. danielchuowen@gmail.com
  5. Hey Jurg, nice to see the R4+ being used out in the wild. I've been interested in the machine as well. I live in Toronto here so one of my main questions was how using the touch screen would fair in extreme cold and snow and operating it wearing gloves. Any issues with it on your job in the snowy Alps?
  6. Ive got 4 LR-400's I use in addition to Comteks when I need some unexpected extras. I find the sound quality to be a little worse than the Comteks in this setup, but good enough for reference and I've never had any complaints or comments about them. Bought them 2nd hand on Ebay as an experiment really and no complaints so far considering the price.
  7. RIchard, the SX-AD8 which is a modular attachment to this, is what you're describing I think. Add's 8 mic pre's and faders.
  8. Hi guys, just checking to see if by some stroke of luck there happen to be any boom op's living in Sault Saint Marie , Ontario on here. Looking for someone to help on an indie feature shooting in October.
  9. Looking for a sound mixer based in Vancouver to cover for myself on a two or three day doc style shoot, tentatively in early August. The other crew are flying in from Toronto. Should be fairly straight forward, for past jobs we've been following a few chef's on their day to day tasks as well as some interview-ey type stuff. Best of all the camera man and director are great people and very easy going. Fun will be had. Let me know and I'll pass on your info! Neil McIntyre - neil.mcint AT gmail DOT com
  10. Another Cl6'less user here with no plans to add it. Currently using the portabrace option which works well but could defitinely be improved.
  11. Well, I suppose I expected the same. But without having used or heard much about them it is all guess work! Better to ask for real life opinions.
  12. Thanks Mike & Angelo. Never seen them in the flesh but good to hear they are well made units...might take the plunge at some point.
  13. Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has had any hands on experience with the Nagra SD? Looking to purchase one as a small and quick rig for stereo ambiances and also as a small backup recorder on doc's along side a 302 in case the 664 bursts into flames or takes a bullet or some such disaster...
  14. That "Who needs a movie" movie from the Spencer's just blew my mind.
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