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  • Birthday 01/01/1962

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    Firearms, Sport touring motorcycles, Off road driving in Jeep, Sailing, Hunting and other wilderness activities.
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  1. It's no hassle at all, and a real rarity I need to do it...
  2. I run a 6 ch XLR snake out and place my venue 2 on a stand close to set, with my antennas on it as well.. Has worked well for years.... I would much rather run the RX closer than run antenna coax. I have AC on the snake as well... Never a problem.
  3. No worries Daniel, but.... Hitting a corner at even a few MPH you can hit a patch of sand or gravel and go down ...on your head... You can take all the training you want and that happens... Over 50 years of Off road racing and bike riding and I have done it quite a few times... It goes with the sport... any 2 wheel sport... It just happens..
  4. Utter Bulls&%$.... bad analogy... Superficial damage to the soft tissue....WHAT!! What about a skull fracture buddy!! I have personally seen Bike helmets save both my skull and the skulls of both my small children multiple times... I have seen their heads bash the concrete hard enough to fracture their skulls, but did not because of their helmets... same as myself, I too have hit the concrete so hard with my head that without my helmet, I would of possibly been dead... If Concussion is the result so be it, but we're not tossing away the helmets anytime soon ... Just wear the mask the best you and your family can... It's the LEAST we can all do....
  5. "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
  6. 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.
  7. Like this...? Ahoy Humbuk!! (My whole family is in Prostejov CZ) ..
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ..
  10. 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..
  11. Goodness, so sad..... big loss... he had so much to contribute. My condolences to his family.
  12. I have tortured my mini USB power input socket... No issues after a few years.
  13. Get your "Booked" and on "HOLD" in an email! NOT just in a phone call. You may want to reference it later...
  14. 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...
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