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Michael Miramontes

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About Michael Miramontes

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  • Birthday 01/01/1979

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    My avatar picture was from the first day I landed into sound.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    Location Sound Mixer/Boom Op & Real Estate/Mortgage Broker

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  1. Michael Miramontes

    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    Well could you?
  2. Michael Miramontes

    Apple Offering Battery Replacement Discount on Older iPhones

    yeah, I'm sure it's my phone. It happens everywhere I'm at. A friend of mine is having the same issue. I called Verizon and they're supposedly going to fix it within 48 hours. I think it's Apple forcing me to upgrade or some other voodoo at work.
  3. Michael Miramontes

    Apple Offering Battery Replacement Discount on Older iPhones

    For the past 3 weeks now my iPhone has been disconnecting 90% of all calls I make or receive. Anyone else experiencing this?
  4. Michael Miramontes

    MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

  5. Michael Miramontes

    MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    I'll never forget one of my first "high paying legit jobs"for Fox Sports West. At the time I was getting by doing Indy crap with a zoom h4n. So, when I got this decent paying FSW job I was so nervous showing up with just a zoom/boom that I rented a Sound Devices unit and threw it in the bag. I had no clue how to use it nor was I planning to. It was merely there so the client would see all the shiny lights. I ended up hiding the Zoom in the bag and recording everything on it. The commercial made it to TV and I worked for that client for many years thereafter. I eventually graduated up to a Nomad but you get the point of my story I'm sure.
  6. Michael Miramontes

    How important is a sound mixer?

    This sums it up quite a bit. It's your job to win allies in other departments so that the respect/consideration is reciprocated when you need it. And then there's this..... I've been on jobs where I've heard, more then once, how the last sound guy they worked with was such a goober. More often then not, the "typical sound guy" they've dealt with would: 1. sit in the corner somewhere and "disconnect from everyone else on set" 2. wouldn't really say much 3. be just flat out weird Now I know this doesn't speak for everyone who is a sound person. It's just "my opinion" that everyone who falls into that category will find themselves easily forgotten and always struggling to earn respect on set.
  7. Michael Miramontes

    What Car Do You Drive?

    I use to cruise the older 2004 Scion XB, aka the "toaster". It got about 30mpg and had plenty of room for my crap when the seats were folded down. It was also a smaller car so I was able to maneuver in/out of tight spaces fairly quickly. I picked one up on craigslist for $3k. They'll last forever if you keep them maintained.
  8. Michael Miramontes

    Recommendations for lavalier mic repair

    maybe it's time to try doing the repair yourself. Connector issues are very common, and a basic repair, that you should learn to do eventually.
  9. Michael Miramontes

    Need some info on prepping audio for syndication

    I was the production mixer, not re-recording. Ok, I'll find out. Thanks for the input! Couple more questions actually. So, if they kept all the original FCP edit files then essentially they're not dead in the water, right?
  10. Hello Everyone, A previous employer of mine called me up and said his show is possibly going for syndication. Therefore, the powers at be are asking him to provide the following:
  11. Michael Miramontes

    Interns, un-or low-paid "assistants" and production sound

    Steve Tibbo and Mark Hensley did the same for me so I will always be indebted to them and will never forget the experience!
  12. Michael Miramontes

    Crew Connection

    yep, sounds like a marketing ploy to me. As someone else has said, I would increase your rate to offset the fees if you really wanted the gig that bad.
  13. Michael Miramontes

    Rates Forum?

    I'm with Jeff, I think less is more on this one. Although discussing rates may help others negotiate I've also seen the flip side to this. I've seen newbies say they are entitled to X amount of dollars because that's what the going rate is yet they absolutely SUCK at their job and have no "setiquette" whatsoever. At the end of the day the low ball Producers end up producing crap work that may never be seen, a hungry mixer will undercut his peers to pay the rent, and those who take this job seriously and work hard will get what they deserve. It's an open market just like anything else. No sense beating a dead horse on this one.
  14. Michael Miramontes

    Zaxcom RX12

    Ok, I posted this a year ago and today I'm going to have to recant my original statement. This thing is a freaking brick in a bag! It doesn't help that my back is getting worse but I'm to the point where I'm considering either turning down bag work or selling the RX12 and going back to QRX's. Darn.
  15. Michael Miramontes

    When do you stop recording?

    I agree.