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Olle Sjostrom

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About Olle Sjostrom

  • Birthday 03/26/1985

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

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  1. So in a scene where you'd have to bank to channels 9-16, wouldn't the noise from all those 8 other actors or whatever overshadow the motorized faders? I struggle to find a scene that would require more than 8 channels of audio that were so silent that you couldn't make a tiny noise. I imagine a scene like that would have to be a big wide master shot or a walk and talk... But I might be wrong of course. I've complained about rack focus units making it in to the boom channel on very tight close ups, and no one in post ever noticed cus it was easy peasy to cut away. If you're planning on having one actor on fader 8 and the other on fader 9 and constantly need to switch between I can see an issue there. It can't be that bad, for the end product I mean, the other aspect is of course to not disturb people behind the camera concentrating, but I mean video village is often whispering things to eachother, taking notes clicking pens... The ratio between "Making my job easier" and "Making a small noise" might be worth it, if it helps you to get better mixes overall. I dunno. I think you'll be fine s'all
  2. You know who would know the best? hint: it’s the fanatics who built it !
  3. We all knew it was spam, we're just practicing our right to derail threads.
  4. And if you're working as a Boom Operator swinging your pole all day, and really good at it, maybe so good that people would call you a star (?!) then you could buy yourself a Polestar 2 and just glide silently up to location. ... Nah. Maybe only for the name. And that one time that "joke" might be funny.. to that one guy in the crew who appreciates puns.
  5. A bit OT, but this topic is already OT to begin with so I don't see the harm...
  6. Will SD make a plugin on the Scorpio to compensate the high frequency delay on Mars?
  7. Sometimes, just posting an issue on here will solve it for you since the machines and the AI that run it won't tolerate being outsmarted by such trivial beings as humans and their puny hands
  8. A bit of a derail, but the one thing I don’t like about sugru is the way that it comes in these small packs (over here they’re sold in packs of three) but if you open them and take just as much as you need, there’s no way of sealing the bag up again. So all of the sugru you didn’t use also dries up. But maybe I’m just stupid, I think I’ve tried every way of sealing the pack up again with no result.
  9. You could try Sugru (not sure if that’s still around in your part of the world, in Sweden it’s called Kintsuglue else these days), it’s a sort of rubber cement, like a clay, that dries and turns into a rubber like sturdy lump. But it needa to be quite thick, so it might not be useful anyway
  10. In the case of Zaxcom it probably has something to do with patents maybe?
  11. During gymnastics, high jump and pole vaulting contests I've heard they put a contact mic on the pole itself to get the sound of it wobbling. Which is kinda cool.
  12. Yes! I'm in favor of miking pretty much everything that could be useful for anything. So if the situation you describe would arise, I would at least try to put a single mic up at a little distance
  13. There were messages sent out via retailers, at least here in Sweden, but I'm guessing that's the way SD did it internationally as well.
  14. Honestly, I have no idea about minimum distance, I’ve only ever used my ears to determine those things. I think it varies with the rooms and reflections and also the size of the mics and diaphragm. I’ve used the formula “at least a mic length apart” for both configurations. But again, it varies. You could also put something in between the mics, like a piece of padding, like a disc, to elleviate some issues. with the lavs, I have only ever used them mounted on a backpack with maybe 20-30cm between the mics, and the backpack serves as that disc I mentioned earlier
  15. Well there’s really only one way you can mount them, and that’s the AB way, ie one capsule at each end of the rycot. Pointing away from each other.. might still be a bit tight, but could work. i’ve used two Røde NT5s in a a røde blimp a few times, but in the ORTF config, since the nt5s are cardioid. Worked, no cancellation but also not very small. Line Audio has the CM4 which are super tiny and dirt cheap, I think they have an Omni mic as well, not sure… the smallest form factor is obviously using high grade lavs, like the dpa 4060. With xlr connectors they sound good enough, I’ve recorded tons of ambiances with lavs just mounted on a backpack.
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