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    london based broadcast sound op.
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  1. Dalton's pet carrier for some security and structure; placed as 'brick' amongst straw bales used for diffusion, cover and disguise. Maybe a 'table' to get the construction off the floor as straw is food for a lot of animals.
  2. daniel

    Cantar X3 Mini

    Very nice. Hydra? MCR54? Is possible to post pics of how you fixed this to MiniX3 I'm guess through the orange body when not populated. I like the way you continue to use the same 'button hole' (sony) style strap.
  3. +1 For me, MKH50 is more versatile than the 8050 as it's easier to shock mount, wind protect and HPF lets you use it with I/Ps without bass cut. 8050 is smaller but needs more by way of shock mount, wind protection and the HPF is extra.
  4. I think the 8060 will be too directional (wont sound 'natural') but worth a try - if you can afford to hire both 8060 and 8050s mount the 8050s on the 8060s and compare the results in post. I was thinking of a binaural pair under the sheet (technically a spaced pair of omnis if positioned there and wouldn't get too much breathing from either person) but if the 'contributor' has them in the ears they will be even closer to the action. What ('in-shot') binaurals are you using? If I understand you correctly, a mix of stereo tracks would involve balancing 1 set of stereo tracks against the other in terms EQ, level and timing (if not positioned at the same distance) from the source. If the audience are primarily using headphones then you need to use decent headphones for the mix. BTW the framing of the 1st picture (face massage) wont match the stereo sound field. The image plane is almost perpendicular to the sound field.
  5. The subject matter is very ASMR. A lot of ASMR i checked, the mics are part of the look. I would try a number of approaches (if you don't want the mics in shot): ~ If the camera/s are locked off, capture a 'clean plate' and paint the mics out. ~ Use more than 1 stereo pair. eg an in ear binaural set or on the shoulder under the hair in the 'brushing shot' and under the sheet for the face massage (fur between the mic and sheet will help limit any fabric noise). If you like the 8050s go with those. 8040s better for a stereo ambience (or at least a wider stereo field) – ASMR is more like stereo spot effects.
  6. "as you can't be right next to the recorder itself" Trying understand why this is. 360 VR puts everything in the environment on camera including the recorder and/or cables used so requiring practical or digital techniques to hide them – is an extendable cable (from mic to recorder) not easier to hide than the recorder and easier to extend than BT range? I suppose 1 could use a combination of all the above techniques to get 1self over the horizon or into the next door building etc.
  7. First of all sympathies for the situation you were put in. I think for the most part you have done the right thing, which in the moment can be tricky. I am not so sure about this bit though: "At the end of the day I told the director I cannot be a part of this production if they won't adhere to their policy, and I had lost trust that they were willing to enforce it so they should rent another audio kit and I would train someone else on set to do it (student productions...) So I did that the next day and enforcement lapses continued. I ended the day and the director understood that I would be leaving though I'm sort of dumbfounded by how they'd rather lose a major component of the crew then make people wear masks. Aside from them essentially breaking a contract with you by not adhering to a policy which they said they would and underestimating the value of the Sound as a "major component" – training some else to do it is for me, not putting enough distance between your concern for public health and production's irresponsible behaviour. If it were just about the well being of those on set it would be questionable but in this context it goes beyond this. Eg it's less about the willing colleague you trained getting ill but more the potential for them to go on to infects others. Of course a tricky situation and I'm really not trying to have go at you for the sake of it. Regards.
  8. Clever. If it were marketed only as a 'BT enabled connector/adapter' (and the usage was determined by the user) why would it? <– moot point. As I inferred from Jeff's comment below, Zaxcom is not the only wireless system available in the US with remote control (eg Sony and A10). How would this work with more than 1 device? I'm sure you could sell some – enough to make it worth while, even in this moment, is another thing though. Is there a risk of inducing interference with the audio when the circuitry is miniaturised and squeezed physically closer to the audio signal.
  9. But what is that opposite direction? What is the opposite of recording speech for picture?🤔
  10. daniel

    First Film

    I ask this in the most humble way as i sometimes find myself on jobs with less than experienced creatives: Is there are chance this is not just your first film but also the director's and the producers' first film too and they don't really know what they are asking for? I can imagine Camera department may have their concerns too but then thought to themselves it will be worse for Sound, let Sound manage the directors expectations (ie risk pissing them off). Aside from the extra time, crew and difficulty, 23 wires are going to cost a fair bit. Factor in some redundancy and a prep day this is over $4000 just on wireless rental. If you can cut a deal with the rental people and get a percentage then definitely say YES,') Ah, I just remembered even if it's not everyone talking at the same time in 1 long take etc – if there are to be 23 different people mic'd in a day you will need to have (23) separate belt packs and lavs assigned to each cast member on the day. Still a nice earner and potentially not so hard on frequency coordination. Cost, time and difficulty making a good case for painting the booms out - have you suggested this?
  11. Thanks for sharing this Constantin. So no point in even trying sanitise gloves (with isopropyl) just wear a new pair for each wiring? Is production supplying all the PPE being used by you and your department? I can imagine it is even trickier to do a quickly adjust of a noisy placement now – have you changed much in the way personal mics are being worn? Is anyone taking temperatures?
  12. 633 still handles most small jobs well and is now relatively affordable S/H Brilliant products with unique and innovative workflow - especially if you're ready to totally commit to such ecosystem and have c.12k for Nova + QRX212 + 2x ZMT3(?). Bang for buck, the 4 channel Wisycom RX is going to be hard to beat though, as they can be paired with so many brands of TX and have such a wide switching BW - running 1 of these (or even a 2 channel model MPR52 / MCR42) with some modest G3/4 TX at the beginning and hire or invest in better TX as you need or find, going along. Ergonomically my 633 is better than a MixPre ii series but these now have (1 channel of ) Noise Assist which the 633 will never get ,'( so i think 1 of these (6/10) would be my first stepping stone now if the 8 series or Nova were a step too far in these unpredictable times. Of course it's very generous of Glenn to reach out to you and I'm sure a conversation with him will be beneficial to you whatever you decide to do.
  13. Excellent gloves. Still need to keep them clean.
  14. You're right - I AM WRONG. Spent some time discussing this with an American friend today. According to his father in law (working in the field), if 80% of US citizens wear a mask the virus will be eradicated in the US. For the record again, I had/have no beef with wearing a mask and was NOT saying we shouldn't wear them - my opinion was, for work in potentially virally loaded environments, masks alone are not sufficient protection for individuals or community. For the interests of public information I am willing to delete or edit my previous posts or leave them up as an examples erroneous theory and bad analogy?
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