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    Kerouac, Bukowksi, Beefheart, Howlin Wolf, Kubrick, Guitars, Homerecording.
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    Commercials, Shorts, Documentary.

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  1. Recently acquired a weird looking vintage leather golf bag, cost me € 2,50. It holds two boom poles (the poles are protected by fishing rod tubes) and a tripod. I like it.
  2. Hello folks, just wanted to share a few things. I learned a ton form this board and have been away for almost a year, getting my diploma (media design) and finishing my little documentary movie. It's been a super stressful time, but it seems like it all paid off. I'm a bit baffled, but I've kinda built myself a repuation locally, at least that's how it feels... since I keep receiving inquiries from production companies all across the country, and when they're shooting in my area, I'm the first guy they call. When I ask how they found me (as I still haven't managed to build that darn little website), the usual answer is "you were recommended to us". Woah. What I learned from jwsound's members is so valuable to me, like: decline cheapskates, invest in your gear, ask questions about shooting style & schedules, be overprepared, work out a bit, shape up your social skills, and don't underestimate your role in the production. Over the last few weeks, I've worked on B2B, doco for cinema, nationwide TV spots, restored messed up zoom-recorder interviews from the middle east, now I'm doing some dialogue editing... all kinds of stuff. There's no way I would have gotten to where I'm at without all the insight I got from here. And I don't really mean to boast about my jobs or skills: I'm still at the stage of of starting out, self-teached, I don't know everything and I wet my pants with every new inquiry. But I'm getting better at things and people seem to notice. It just feels too good not to share. When things go right, we have the best job in the world. Anyway, thanks to everyone and peace. Mike
  3. i can't wait for this to come out ... perfectly good 2nd hand mac pros will pop up for really cheap then.
  4. exactly the problem with my doco. i've been filming with three former homeless guys for about 1.5 years, they signed the release, signed gratification receipts, and now that i'm almost done with the rough cut i'm wondering if i'll run into major problems in case any of them changes their mind. sometimes it was hard to tell whether they were intoxicated or not, one of them has even stopped drinking and found a job (which of course is great), and while his personal development is part of the film, i'm afraid he might insist on having the earlier material removed or defused. even though he signed the relase when he was already clean, it's kind of complicated. ah dammit what a hassle. i need to get back to doing sound alone.
  5. Marc, i think you got me wrong. I never meant to present the list as "my work" (which would be hilarous) - I just tried to help by compiling the stuff, asked everyone to contribute but keep the formatting etc - so that maybe it could become the "one-stop reading resource", which wouldn't have to be posted over and over. I had this info at the very top of the list. There, I also stated that it's compiled mainly from Marc's posts, plus a few scattered ones, and asked if it was a good idea at all. After Jeff put the list into the "resource" section, I removed my statement, as I figured everything was approved - I just wanted the list to be as clean as possible. Sorry if the removal of the initial statement has lead to bad vibes. Cheers Mike
  6. since i've seen the magic band twice this week, i can't help but: been waiting 20 years for this to happen
  7. I can barely imagine how much work is involved with running the site and keeping it all in order... the ressource section is a great idea - thanks Jeff! Added Johns recommedation to the above list. Have a great weekend everyone, Mike
  8. I had the same thing a while ago. Cheapo shoot in the woods - I made sure the director fully understood that the generator need be parked in at least 150 ms distance and, no matter how they'd do it, I didn't want to hear any of it - or I wouldn't do it. Got a bit of complaining, but it worked and it was for the best I guess. Post was terrible enough without the damn thing. Good luck with your project!
  9. For Starters Audio Bootcamp Field Guide by Ty Ford http://web.mac.com/tyreeford Location Audio Simplified by Dean Miles http://www.locationa...simplified.com/ The Location Sound Bible: How to Record Professional Dialog for Film and TV by Ric Viers published by Michael Wiese Productions [iSBN 1615931201] Location Sound & Post The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound by David L. Yewdall published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240802888] Sound Man by Richard Patton published by Location Sound ltd [iSBN 9780986607707] "Roll Sound!" - A Practical Guide for Location Audio by John Fielden published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform [iSBN 1450549837] Producing Great Sound for Film & Video, 3rd ed by Jay Rose published by CMP Books [iSBN 9780240809700] Audio Postproduction for Film and Video, 2nd ed by Jay Rose published by CMP Books [iSBN 9780240809717] Sound for Film and Television by Tomlinson Holman published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240804538] Sound for Digital Video by Tomlinson Holman published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240807200] Sound for Picture by Tom Kenny published by Artistpro [iSBN 0872887243] The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation by Vanessa Theme Ament published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240811259] Sound-On-Film: Interviews with Creators of Film Sound by Vincent LoBrutto published by Praeger [iSBN 0275944433] The Sound Effects Bible: How to Create and Record Hollywood Style Sound Effects by Ric Viers published by Michael Wiese Productions [iSBN 1932907483] Sound Design by David Sonnenschein published by Michael Wiese Productions [iSBN 0941188264] Designing Sound 
by Andy Farnell
 published by Mit Press [iSBN 0262014416] Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion published by Columbia Univ Pr [iSBN 0231078994] Sync Sound for DAT, DV, and DVD by Wolf Seeberg www.wolfvid.com 24P For Sound and Video Assist by Wolf Seeberg www.wolfvid.com The Sound Reinforcement Handbook By Gary Davis and Ralph Jones published by Hal Leonard Corporation [iSBN 0881889008] Dialogue Editing Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art by John Purcell published by Focal Press [iSBN 0240809181] Online Ressources The Art of Zen-Boom Pt 1&2 Interviews with boom ops Boom Operating: The Art and Passion Article about boom operation http://www.epicsound.com/sfx/ Foley and FX guide http://filmsound.org/ Film sound design learning space Sennheiser Audio for Video Geert Verdickt's audio tutorials for filmmakers
  10. I once had to call for a few cuts because the extras at the bar wouldn't keep mumbling during an (of course:) extra quiet dialogue scene. It was hilarious. The director wouldn't get it, the extras wouldn't get it, and everyone looked at me as if I asked them to do terrible, unspeakable things.
  11. Arsen, as always it's best to make a few tests and ask your post dept. how they want to handle things. Maybe a "recommended reading" sticky thread would be a good idea? Then again, I don't know how much work it would be on the admin side of things - and of course it wouldn't keep people from not reading.
  12. +1 on Marc's OST lavs suggestion. They're decently priced - a few threads about these here on the site.
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