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Doug Osborn

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    Arkansas
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    Vintage American V-Twins and old school Harley choppers.
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    Freelance Video Producer & Field Location Soundman

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  1. I have a brief exterior shoot scheduled this week. It's an exterior courthouse interview so I only have one chance to get it right. My "go to" exterior mic is a Schoeps cmit5u. Humidity for this shoot is predicted between 54% to 40% so I'm not worried about any sort of humidity issues, and the weather forecast is around 20 degrees. I'm wondering if anybody has experienced any issues with their cmit 5u in cold temperatures. I also have a Sennheiser MKH-50 that I normally use for run 'n gun situations or higher humidity environments. Which mic would you give the no
  2. I used the K-Tek K-SSM mount with a Sanken CS-1 for 7 years without any issues. It came as a combo package with the then totally brand new Fuzzy slip on Zeppelin (I got the third one off of the production line) with the soft rubber mounts. That being said it was used almost exclusively for interior and exterior locked down interviews, rarely any run and gun work. You can use the softer suspenders but you might encounter support issues depending on your choice of wind suppression. Here's Manfred Klemme's personal response on DVInfo.net in a 2005 post: "Hi... Hopefully I can shed a bi
  3. Short list is: A second Schoeps cmc641. Cinela Pianissimo Zeppelin with cmc641 and MKH-50 suspension mounts. Cinela PIA-1 for cmit5u. Another Loon Penta boom pole, probably a 15-footer.
  4. My vote is for the SGS-Boom QR system (newest generation). I ordered one and used it for a week. So pleased I put their QR system on all my boom poles and suspension mounts.
  5. Just curious if anybody here has had hands on time with the new Cinela Pianissimo. What's your take on it? Thinking of getting one for my MKH-50 and an additional mount for my cmc641.
  6. Resurrecting this thread to respond to Bob's post. I've spent some time using the Sound Guys Solutions second generation quick release system. It is friction based so there is no damage to the threads on the boom pole tip. I like it a lot. It is rock solid with my cmit5u inside a Rycote WS 4 Kit. Attached photos show their QR system with a Cinela OSIX mount. If you're thinking of getting a QR system definitely consider the SGS system. Just be sure to get the second generation model with the lever.
  7. Thanks to all for the great input. I've had both the MKH 50 and the cs-3e on my short list for the past five years and I decided to pull the trigger on an MKH 50 today. Next purchase will be additional sound blankets and room treatment options. David, thanks for the suggestion of the talent giving themselves a beat in-between lines. Duly noted. Much appreciated guys!
  8. I've been using a Schoeps cmc641 and a Schoeps cmit5u as my "go to" mic's for the past four years. Great sound and happy clients. This week I've had two back-to-back jobs with rooms with lots of echo. One was a large storefront with concrete flooring, 24-foot high metal ceiling, and all glass windows at the front. It sounded like a cavern. I hung half of my sound blankets and put the other half on the floor and ended up using a DPA 4061 lav for most of the shoot, then used the cmit5u and DPA 4061 lav for one segment. Today I had an interior shoot in a house with 9 foot ceilings and hard
  9. Thanks for all the input. My seven year old Samsung flip phone just had it's last leg kicked out from underneath it this week. My daughter's dumb phone is giving up the ghost. Mother's Day is on Sunday. Headed to the Apple Store first thing in the morning for three new iPhones. Time to bite the bullet and to pay the piper.
  10. I've put off getting a smartphone for the past seven years for most of the reasons listed here and then some. My old flip Samsung has been totally adequate for my needs. Why buy the entire Snap-on Master Mechanics tool set if you only need a screwdriver and a hammer? But technology has caught up with me this week; I'm starting to miss emails/texts. I have to recharge a new OEM battery several times a day just to keep my phone operable. My daughter's four year old dumb phone gave up the ghost today and Mother's Day is on Sunday. Going to the Apple Store tomorrow for three new iPhones. T
  11. I remember seeing some of Dean's cars on the Autorama circuit. A true craftsman. RIP.
  12. iPhone 6 was supposed to be released in July 2013. From what I'm reading it may be bumped back to mid-2014.
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