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Chauncey Taylor

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    Production Sound Mixer / Boom Operator

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  1. Matt - Im in the Columbus Ohio area if your every in need of an Ohio based mixer, boom or utility again. Best - Chauncey
  2. I'm interested, I have a friend I may be able to stay with to make the local lodge, but would need a flight from CMH. Best- Chauncey Taylor Production Sound Mixer, Boom Operator, Utility taylorchauncey@gmail.com
  3. Ms. Harris- Best to you- I would connect with the other universities in your areas for other projects, I have found a usually high demand for a good sound person for student films and thesis film projects, most are directing and wanting to work camera -so everyone is looking for sound crew. I think the fact that you can't see sound or touch it, people just don't understand it....hence the trepidation toward our whole art or department. Also I would not shy away from PA work or other depts if that's all that is available, you can learn a lot on any set.
  4. AM- Nice breakdown, sure some who have never seen these technics will really appreciate it. OK- so I have used similar "sandwiches" and had some problems with hard starchy shirts and chest hair. It seems like a mic like the cos-11 is so good at PU it hears the chest like a drum head or something, the inside of the garment turns into the inside of like a guitar resonating. What are we to do on these newer style productions that expect these type of feature narrative techniques that we use on talent while they are In HMU with a Utility op on a TV style shoot with one op, harnessed up, with seconds of time on a Live TV type production schedule??? Has anyone else had this workflow situation? When I watch TV, the subjects are all miked with a clip, Lav showing. When I go to work, "oh yea we want the lavs, hidden, yea can you have that up in 25 seconds?" My hot tip, bend the corners of the Topstick or Moleskin paper with a dog ear (before approaching subject/ talent) like a page holder in a novel, so when you holding the Lav & wire at talents chin your not trying to get the dang paper started to peel for 5 minutes. This has been a small improvement to this workflow that has saved me lots of stress, that and a Lav bullet type weight! Lav em and leave em! (Hopefully if you have done it properly!)
  5. +1 for extra cans, It's like a pen to writer, it's an essential tool to your work. An extra set is almost a requirement. Even if a producer or director doesn't ask for a comtek system doesn't mean they won't come up on the shoot asking for a headphone monitor. Also, I have been plagued lately with ear cushions flying off my cans, annoying! I should probably start a new thread, but I'm curious about using th IEM's for high SPL environments for production sound mixing / ENG. I read that the Shure and Logitech stuff gives something like 28db of hearing protection. The big white aircraft carrier/ NASCAR pit crew type offer 45db of noise protection. Obviously, the latter full cup style offers better protection, but if performers are using the IEM'S with large PA systems and I read the NFL guys use the IEMs the obviously work well for the application's. My question is: Who is using what types for work? Pro's and cons, I want the most accurate monitor that I can hear full spectrum 20-20- with the best hearing protection. Does the comfort level of the IEM make for the best choice for run and gun long hours of headphone wearing? I'm attracted to them for comfort and the ease of having one ear out, if needed. I'm also concerned with ear damage in general with any headphones, read that the ear was not "designed"' to have earbuds style SPL's right in your ear. If your driving your headphones into a headphone peak level light territory to get over crowd noise floor to monitor, I imagine it can't be good for your ears or equipment...? Thoughts? Side note- why do people think it's a good idea to talk at a moderate level for an entire take and the second they yell cut- start laughing and get the entire crew to be really 10 times louder, than before and test your ability to quickly adjust gain riding mixing skills so you don't go deaf! Biggest pet peeve! I hear you about listening to speakers at home ( I am a fan of B&W's speakers) , but yes-you just get tired of listening after a while on set. If they go MOS or something I just have to plug into some tunes to drown out all the crew chatter for a "listening break". Then I guess you need a real vacation from really listening at all during off time- Nature sounds are more soothing than crew chatter! So yes - you are nuts from listening all day long!
  6. Try a Lav Stick or Bullet. They should help, and it will create a physical barrier, it wil give a good impression of being prepared, should work faster and better, than sticking your hands inside their garments. Having proper tools for a job, is why you hire a professional. This could only reinforce an aire of professionalism. I had wanted to comment on this earlier and forgot which section it was in, I'm surprised no one offered this advice in this post yet.
  7. Eric- Are they taking folks from the states or looking for locals? I posted this for you, hope that may help.
  8. http://www.khou.com /news/local/Burner-app-gives-your-iPhone-temporary-disposable-phone-numbers-165713626.html
  9. Sharing from The Greater Columbus Film Commission - if you are in or around Columbus, OH please take a look: A production manager for a reality TV show on TLC called "Extreme Cheapskates" is looking for a sound mixer with gear for a shoot next week. If you have any suggestions, please email Thomas@columbusfilmcommission.com asap.
  10. http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/news/iatse-strikes-tnt-s-great-335515
  11. They will resurrect a Steve Jobs hologram, IMAX Big!
  12. I worked with a DP recently whom was looking at their phone while running camera, it's one thing to pull up a manual and use if for purposes directly related to what your doing and all the sound aps and programs that use your phone or iPad are obviously great tools, but I think using your phone while on the job is bad etiquette. Basically as bad and rude as looking at your phone while having a conversation with someone. Your getting paid to work for someone's production, not use the phone. Your breaks are your time and this is when you should be on your phone, if at all. Unless production has you using your phone for the job at hand, you shouldn't be on it, during their production, period (that's the producers job). On another Apple note, I read a tech post today that confirmed why the iPhone cases all have a little hole cut out on the backplate side for the Apple logo, the new iPhone 5 will have a hologram projector there, so.... it's not just there to show everybody your talking on an Apple.
  13. OhioFilmOffice “Toy’s House,” which will be shooting in June and July in the Cleveland area, and is now accepting resumes for crew positions. Not talent submissions please. Resumes should be sent to toyshousefilm@gmail.com.
  14. http://www.facebook.com/groups/midohiofilm/
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