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  1. Victor The Mixer

    “Upgrading” Wires

    It's a personal choice, the end product should be acceptable to the people writing the checks, they almost don't care what tools we use. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    LA Sound Mixers Summer Mixer July 23 1-6 PM

    I'll be there Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Free Summer

    Hi there all, I'm in 695 and looking for work, I'm available to boom & utility on narritves, I have a 664 bag for eng. I'm based in LB, let's have lunch soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A new cart

    I could see that cart working with various configurations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Props to all sound daddies 2015

    Thanks, got a 4month old... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Burning Bridges

    Love it. Step up to the challenge of getting new clients. I'm upgrading my cart soon and have several clients I will have out grown. Thanks for the insight. I don't think you should take what Senator said personally, it's part of being in this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Does Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Have Major Sound Mis Issues?

    I didn't mind the mix, I was caught up in the visuals. At several points I "felt" low sub tones rumble but didn't hear it. The low frequencies were loud in the mix but I still heard all the dialogue. I did not feel like I lost any info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    MKH 416 in rain!

    Got me Senator! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    My New Cart + Follow Cart

    Great looking cart, Im upgrading now myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need A1 and A2 for December

    I'm in LOs Angeles & available all those days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    MKH 416 in rain!

    Senny MKH 416 used outdoors, sounds like a movie to my ears. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    View From The Office:

    Today is day Day 6 of 10. We are shooting an instructional hair cutting vid. Indoor on a converted warehouse stage (meant for animation) that is not sound proofed... I'm battling: Crickets (indoor) Construction Tow yard neighbors Fridge But the models don't speak and the host has barely any lines. My trusty Boom Op, Cee Stan, is never late and never gets tired during the 12min takes.
  13. I went to LACC's film program a few years ago and decided I wanted to do production sound. I got some gear and started 1manning low/no budget productions as I transitioned from my 9-5 job. I quit my day job in 2008 and been doing production sound since. I'm Victor, Vic, Victor P. Bouzi on IMDB. Based in Los Angeles but able to work as a local in NYC. My ultimate goal is be a production sound mixer for long form big budget narratives, these production are all Union. I don't have any experience working on union sound teams, I'd like to get that production experience but don't know how. I know how to get gigs on CL and Mandy.com but those gigs don't help me get to my ultimate goal. So my question is how do I start at the bottom & get big budget Utility gigs to make contacts & gain the proper experience. As of now all my experience isn't helping me get the gigs I want. I'm a hard worker & love being a sound guy, but I want to be a working Union Mixer, not just a sound guy. I think starting as a Utility would help me find the Mentor that I'm looking for. What do you guys think? added: Maybe a stupid question, Do I have to be in the Union to work as a Utility Sound Op?
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    I want to start at the bottom

    *********UPDATE************** Still trucking along, been very busy w/ some union gigs here and there. I started the process w/ Contract Services, been handing in pay stubs and letters from production companies. I still feel like I could be busier but I'm making, ok $$. At the end of the year ill be upgrading my whole cart w/ a laptop & boom recorder. I still don't know many Union Mixers, but I'm networking harder then I've ever been. Im still willing to be Utility w/ the right Sound Mixed
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    Mac Mini and Traveler for location

    Pix260, never in the bag.
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    Shooting past wrap time.

    I usually do a verbal agreement that includes a flat rate for my OT on lower budget stuff. Producers never have a problem agreeing but I have had to explain my invoice for OT a few times. The key is to be non confrontational but firm when discussing OT and there is no confusion.
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    Unexpected equipment on set...

    Great answer Geordi!
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    Problem with Want To Buy - Want To Sell

    Please don't shut it down, I think its a great resource. Use common sense, verify with some net research and grab a phone number and drop a call or skype the potential seller. Please don't let a few bad apples ruin for this great batch of mixers.
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    I want to start at the bottom

    **********UPDATE************ Been trekking along, I read all your reply's and found great wisdom in the words. I've truly been changed by this post. All the stories and words of encouragement has given me some new vigor. I'm so surprised as the amount of feedback and great advice I've gotten. I even ran into a young mixer who recently moved to LA and he had read this thread and learned from it. THANK YOU to all the mixers who chimed in. Days after my initial post I got a couple calls from former students I worked w/ in the past offering me paid work, not the best rate but now those former students are young producers and I'm their 1st call for sound. I just have to stay patient, keep preparing for my opportunity. I plan on trying to join local 695 this year and make some union contacts. Everyday I'm at work I think of the reply's from this post to help me be the best Sound Person I could be. I am a better mixer after reading this thread.
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    I want to start at the bottom

    @John Blankenship Thanks for the quote, it's a real inspiration to me. I'll keep up with preparing for when opportunity knocks...
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    I want to start at the bottom

    There is a great dvx user thread about getting more work. I'll see if I can find it. How long have you been at it? I would love another viable online resource regarding work also I've been at it full-time since 2008 when I quit my day job.
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    booming director

    It's everyone's job not fault to keep boom shadows out the frame. On smaller productions, I as a boom op, speak directly w/ the operator and find the frame & check for shadows. On a feature the communication is unspoken and we work it out. On bigger shows my mixer has a monitor and guides me as he checks for shadows. So my answer is on smaller crews it's all our responsibility and on bigger shows it's strictly the sound departments responsibility.
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    I want to start at the bottom

    yes but as far as MY goals go, CL and Mandy are a crap shoot. But those sights have paid my bills.
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    I want to start at the bottom

    @ RPSharpman, thank you for your insight. Waiting for luck doesn't seem like a viable life plan, but I'll be here waiting. I'm a persistent fellow and sorta likable I'll try and update this topic.
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    I want to start at the bottom

    Those gigs are pretty low paying and the contacts made are all in the low budget world.