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Olle Sjostrom

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About Olle Sjostrom

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  • Birthday 03/26/1985

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    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    Ex boom operator, sound mixer from Sweden. Nowadays I work with national public radio in Sweden, occasionally taking jobs in the movies

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  1. Olle Sjostrom

    Where is the Senator?

  2. Olle Sjostrom

    Favorite Mic to use for Interior Situations?

    My .02; for interiors, I want a mic that's small. An MKH50 is okay, but the Schoeps with the swivel joint is so flexible in terms of just being able to fit eveywhere; under doors, walkies in corridors are just so much easier with a small mic. For people sitting/lying down in sofas or beds, the MKH50 is just perfect. Or the CMIT5U.. So look at dimensions too, not just specs. The Oktava has a swivel joint thing you can buy, as well as the 8000-series. My point is, sound is important, sure, but if you can't fit your mic where you need to put it then you won't have any sound at all... Unless your lavs sound acceptable. The Schoeps CCM series sound great for its size, it's a challenge to boom with because of handling noise though, but worth a look. The other recommendation is to rent, or buy used
  3. Olle Sjostrom

    Hippo Skin Vs. Joe’s Sticky Stuff

    Wait, the call it Hippo Skin? Is real hippo skin adhesive? It better be, false marketing is annoying
  4. Olle Sjostrom

    Camera Mic recomendations for a DSLR

    Didn't ambient make one called TinyMike which, in the demo videos, sounded ridiculously good for its size?
  5. Olle Sjostrom

    Choosing boom pole

    PSC was my go to (I don't boom anymore, sadly). K-tek is the most common pole I'd dare say. A solid buy. Ambient is probably the one I'd get now if I had another swing at booming. Very solid, which I like since I want the transmitter on top of the pole
  6. Olle Sjostrom

    Winds of non-change

    The government might be shutting down, but business is still booming? Or maybe the person cleaning saw a window of opportunity...
  7. Olle Sjostrom

    Sound Devices MixPre version 3.0 Now Released

    Well, the updates are free, and I don’t think anyone living and working in this digital field thinks any update, or even new products, are final when they’re released. It’s a small price to pay for being a early adopter I’d say. That said, I agree totally with Constantin. But on the other hand,if you want to be on the edge, it goes without saying you could fall off...
  8. Olle Sjostrom

    New toys from Klark Teknik

    I was confused, Hartke was the other zoom samson brand
  9. Olle Sjostrom

    New toys from Klark Teknik

    Klar is a brand in the Zoom/Samson-family right? Doesn't really look applicable to our business though
  10. Olle Sjostrom

    Vintage airplane recording experts?

    You should check out a company called Pole Position Audio, they record stuff for the Battlefield gams I believe, they might have something you need.. Max Lachmann is a name there, he’s a member here I think..
  11. Olle Sjostrom

    Where is the Senator?

    He may be busy reading the manual or calling the manufacturers..
  12. Olle Sjostrom

    Dynamic mic for under water use with Zaxcom ZFR400

    Hej! Email Zaxcom , they know best I think. And they’re quick to reply
  13. Olle Sjostrom

    Why I'm sick (Literally)

    I have small kids, and I get to watch a lot of kids’ movies and shows. I. Sweden, right now, the biggest producer of kids material is using a lot of small cameras on gimbals. It looks stunningly good, like “I can’t believe it’s not steadicam”. It’s not even a Movi rig. This is also reflected in sports, where recently there was a video from an orienteering competition where the camera person ran along with the contestors, and it too was just stunning work! Amazing. Not a single shake. So that whole putting a 40lb rig between actors has to be bs any day now. And if anyone is wondering how to properly shoot a tv show I would recommend watching Better Call Saul, which is stunning on all levels, of course including sound.
  14. Olle Sjostrom

    You & #MeToo

    Sure, men get treated badly. And sometimes men are in a position where they are inferior to women in a work relationship. But most of the time, that relationship does not end with the woman sexually harassing or even raping the man. That’s not even up for debate. The numbers are there, that’s just not happening in the same amount, numbers as you say, that the other way around is happening. Look at all these women across the globe. You really think they all just huddled up just because? It’s been a long time coming. I’m happy I have the balls to respect every person on eat, regardless of sex or other stuff. I’m very sad to hear my colleagues across the globe all tell the same story. What saddens me even more is that some of my male colleagues think they’re all lying, and basing that on probably just ONE time in their career when they were a little uncomfortable with something. “What about! What about!” Yeah, sure. It’s happening to men. But not to this extent. And certainly not to the extent that you can call the whole thing BS. But yeah, people tend to want to make money off of phenomenons. And you know who’s making the money right? Men. Saying they’re now thinking about #metoo and going on about their business as usual. Green washing. Weinstein will be replaced, or has been, with someone who has a cleaner record (or others around that guy will make sure the record is clean) . Maybe they put a woman in his place, whilst upholding these power hierarchies. A female boss serving the manly gaze or the macho style. Sits well with the males above her. That said, #metoo has really made an impact. But it hasn’t made my career, or yours, any worse. Women will still not harass you, or rape you. Men will keep doing that though.
  15. Olle Sjostrom

    Boom Op Kits

    When I worked as a boom op I had a Zuca bag filled with stuff I could use. It also served as a stand for the boom so I could put it away at times. I wanted to be able to quickly mount extra mics, if needed, and different amounts of tape. Batteries, straps, lavs etc. i also had a fanny pack or waist pack with small stuff. Mostly tape and a leatherman