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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
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  • 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

    Dynamic mic for under water use with Zaxcom ZFR400

    Hej! Email Zaxcom , they know best I think. And they’re quick to reply
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Olle Sjostrom

    waterproofing and mounting a lectro bodypack?

    Nowadays I work in public radio, but every year we broadcast a happening here in Uppsala, Sweden, where our show hosts are all on rafts in the small river running through town. they are wearing wetsuits and Lectro transmitters with a handmic (Sennheiser MD21 with a condom and vulcanising tape). The Txs are SMQV, or the european equivalent which I can't remember now. We put the TXs in Aquapacs or equiv, and stow those pacs in wristbands on their arms. It works great! But the river is obviously not salty, but the TXs never come out wet, even if the show hosts fall in the water. The show hosts are on the river for about an hour. So I can't vouch for these packs for longer periods of time and with salty water, but they work, sure. Have fun!
  6. Olle Sjostrom

    K-Tek KBAC1 boom pole clip.

    You can use gear ties from Nite Ize as a boom holder on a bag. You just take one of them and wrap it around the pole, and bend the rest of the tie to make a hook. Then hang it on you bag or shoulder strap. Better yet, if you have two gear ties you can make a loop with one and put it on the shoulder strap and keep the one on the boom. Not elegant, but it does the job pretty well
  7. Olle Sjostrom

    Proper Lav Mic Techniques

    Shure I know how to wire a talent!
  8. Olle Sjostrom

    Samsung Onyx

    Well finally someone DID something about that HORRIBLE sound in every theatre for the last 50+ years. this 7.1, Atmos crap is just not Hi-fi enough!!! / end of sarcastic sentence. I'm getting old. Getting tired of every new tech in fields where everything still works and noone is complaining
  9. Olle Sjostrom

    Wireless mic use in Iceland ?

    This is from the PFS, the local authorities for radio communication in Iceland. As in most of the EU, the band 470-694 is for radio mics use. They do require license though, but you can find the proper documents on the site. I'm not an iceland native, I just googled it, so I'm not speaking out of any deep wisdom. https://www.pfs.is/library/Skrar/Tidnir-og-taekni/MHZ_21.12.2015.pdf
  10. Olle Sjostrom

    Beer

    Haven't tasted it yet, but this beer had too good a name not to post. Cheers!
  11. Olle Sjostrom

    Cloud-based mixing

    Reaper has this, I think. I also think nuendo has had it for years... I could be wrong
  12. Gain knob on the mic is a real good idea for that type of application!
  13. Olle Sjostrom

    Samplitude's "O-Ton-Modus"

    I second Reaper for this. Even th ough you might think installing a full DAW for simple playback operation, Reaper can be customized into anything and even though it's a fully fledged DAW it opens up in no time and can do the simplest things, as well as the heavy ones. Custom actions and playback control is one of them. Takes a little setting up but it's pretty stable when it's up and running.
  14. Olle Sjostrom

    Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    Don't forget about White Monday; where the aim is to sell off used items instead of buying new stuff all the time. This forum has great potential for that. Just a tip.
  15. Olle Sjostrom

    Camera operator dies on set

    Tragic news again. Mark Milsome, a camera operator, died on set on Nov 18 shooting a stunt scene. Very sad. I don't have any connections with him, just saw the news. Very little is known about the actual accident, what happened and why. http://deadline.com/2017/11/camera-operator-mark-milsome-dies-stunt-forgiving-earth-bbc-netflix-drama-republic-1202212192/
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