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About afewmoreyears

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  • Birthday 01/01/1962

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    Western United States
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    Firearms, Sport touring motorcycles, Off road driving in Jeep, Sailing, Hunting and other wilderness activities.
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  1. "I've never considered the CS-M1 to be a shotgun mic. At best it's a sawed off shotgun, but that's illegal in the states." As long as you don't go below 18", your good to go.....LOL
  2. I would think that if regular soap and water is good enough to break down the virus from our hands, the same is true for our lavs and gear, a gentle wipe down with a soap and water solution should be fine. I will not be using alcohol on my Lav wires or gear for obvious reasons. Non electronic items, maybe... but not the units or lavs themselves. Comtek pouches I use will get a alcohol wipe down, people should bring their own headsets until and when this blows over.
  3. Like this...? Ahoy Humbuk!! (My whole family is in Prostejov CZ) ..
  4. IMHO, production should go back to traditional filming.... a boom!!! Wide with a scratch track and a Medium and Close-up... if need be a Medium and Close-up at the same time.... Forget Laving till this is over... ADR the rest...
  5. I really don't see things changing, other than the boom op maybe wearing a mask for a while. We almost always wire everybody. Sometimes for our convenience for when we get screwed with shadows or changes in frame that may not of been part of their original plan... They are already done... many times we run them in the background even when booming... Would I like a return to single camera style of shooting? sure, but that's not going to be the reality... 3 cameras, or 2 shooting wide and tight will again be the norm dictated by time ..
  6. I only want me to have the critical listening on set...everyone else can hear content on Comteks... NEVER a comment or complaint in decades... When they stop leaving them in the gutter and under bushes, I'll reconsider..
  7. afewmoreyears

    Jay Rose

    Goodness, so sad..... big loss... he had so much to contribute. My condolences to his family.
  8. I have tortured my mini USB power input socket... No issues after a few years.
  9. Get your "Booked" and on "HOLD" in an email! NOT just in a phone call. You may want to reference it later...
  10. Almost 40 years of experience doing it, and it will still get your goat periodically. Experience is the solution, and only most of the time. Much of the time the clothing is actually active and you can hear the noise through a boom mic. Mounting tips at that point only help so much.... A great deal of what you hear through cans is minimized through a speaker somewhat. I am sometimes surprised. There is no BEST, only what works for your problem in front of you at that moment. There are so many options, you have to size up your situation, and through experience of knowing what works, pull out that solution and go to work. If you do a search, you can read a lot on this subject. Study, think and experiment...
  11. I have used them for years, seldom an issue, I have a ton of them... As for the finish, mine have been good, but I don't use the clips.. who cares, the mikes in my case are always hidden.. If you use the clips, open the clamp before forcing the mic inside the loop.. that should help the scratching issue.. Too much grabbing the mic plug at the point of cable /connector will cause failure over time.. Always grab ONLY the mic PLUG!
  12. The battery situation jumps out at me... Unless you metered the batteries, and they are in fact good, that may be your problem.. Just enough power to partially boot, but not enough for a full boot up. Meter the battery, try EXT power or Use a battery you KNOW is ready to go.. before doing anything drastic..
  13. Since Mony left as the repair tech, things have never recovered concerning Sanken repairs...
  14. Just know not to bury your lavs .. I like my 7506s...
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