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Rick Albright

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About Rick Albright

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  • Birthday November 18

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    Fairfield, CT
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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  1. Matthew Price, Carmine, and the rest of the sound team are killing it on this show. I think it sounds great.
  2. While not as versatile, here's the camera car used in the movie "LeMans". One camera in the front, and two facing the rear. Despite the extra pit stops to change cameras, this car finished 9th in the 1970 race ! Not too shabby and probably went well in excess of 125mph.
  3. Reading your Dad's obituary in the NYT today made me realize what force of nature he was. My deepest condolences.
  4. I worked there for days on the BTS show, and while the orchestra was canned, none of the singing was recorded in the studio. There was a big improvement in the ambient noise on the stage. The Darling house set was very quiet ( which is why the singing in that scene sounded so good ), and while Neverland had hundreds of DMX and Robo lights on it, it was not as loud as last year. They also brought in a separate truck just for the music in an effort to improve the sound of talent mics. I did hear some low level hiss in the opening when Alison entered the Darling house, so I think there was trouble with her mic(s) in that scene. Overall, I thought the sound was a massive improvement from last year. Definitely a few lighting/video issues. It was an epic production and I give everyone there last night a big hand.
  5. I was there shooting on the behind the scenes show, and when the fountain was running, it sounded like a fountain- not hissing or white noise. More like a big urinal. They talked about that being an issue. The biggest part of the HAVC was located directly over the mountain set, which is why Mark heard it so clearly right from the opening scene. The ground shook when it kicked on. Maybe they figured it was best to leave it on once it was established at the start ! I think the abundance of VariLites was the culprit ( and also made use of a boom impossible ). Sounds like the playback level of the music might have been incorrect too. The team who were micing everyone looked like pros, so unless a wig moved out of position, I doubt a mic was not were it was supposed to be. I guess sound proofing wasn't an issue when they were building F-14's there.
  6. There was a really loud HVAC system in the studio, but I can't believe they would have let that run during the broadcast. The sets were lit with a ton of Vari-Lites. So no HMI ballasts, but hundreds of Vari-Lites making their own music.
  7. All wireless. And lots of hiss...looked like countryman and sennheisers.
  8. "Pop also told me an interesting story that when he was driving the car onto the Warner Bros. lot, the Studio had to change his regular parking spot because the sound of the amazing 12 cylinder engine was ruining sound takes on the stage near where he parked!" Now that is music to my ears !
  9. Faster driver change for the 24hrs of Le Mans.
  10. Hey Jeff- Walking around the paddock today at the Historic Festival at Lime Rock . I see this gorgeous Ferrari and go to take a closer look. A close inspection reveals that this car's previous owner was none other than Haskell Wexler. Who apparently used it as his daily driver to get to the studio ! Please tell me you got to drive this car at some point. That 12 cylinder sure makes a nice sound.
  11. I wasn't there, but here's a link with tons of photos of the Cruise for you Mike- http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130819/CARNEWS01/130819799
  12. The rate I was quoted to work on a job in NYC was awful. They certainly are not spending their oil money on the sound dept. Most of their shoots are OMB according to a DP I know who has worked for them in NY.
  13. Has never crashed on me, and I use it nearly all the time on a 4S. A really effective tool.
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