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    Experienced Utility Sound for feature and episodic. IATSE
    Sound mixer for independent feature

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  1. ElanorR

    How to wire a hairy talent

    I figure I ought to add to the collective wiring knowledge by reporting back on how the day went. I talked to the costume designer first thing this morning with AD backup and had no luck getting an undershirt so i tried a black coban wrap under the tight dark blue t shirt: One wrap around then a cos 11 in an overcover covered with one more wrap with just the end sticking out. We had 30 mile an hour winds on a walk and talk next to the water and the wire sounded great, didn't show, and the hairy very active (and cold) talent was happy not to worry about tape coming loose. We will do it again tomorrow on the beach.
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    How to wire a hairy talent

    You are right of course. She has not been a team player so far, it might be time to involve someone higher up.
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    How to wire a hairy talent

    I am fighting the exteriors with hairy chest and thin t shirt fight. No undershirts are allowed according to the costume designer. It seems that all the men in this show were cast based on how much hair they had on their chests. For most of them I have been able to put a big piece of moleskin in the "I do pushups" spot and stick a cos-11 in an overcover on that, but for some reason the moleskin won't stick for long on one main actor. I've tried using an alcohol swab or using topstick on the moleskin. It has been really windy so I need the overcover which has been keeping me from trying a b6 in the neckline. I have a piece of coban that I thought I might try like a mic bra tomorrow but I'm afraid it will show. I am pretty sure I am aware of most of the suggestions already posted here, but thought I might ask anyway, or at least whine a little. Specifically I am wondering if anyone has used coban with success under a tight t shirt and also what might be a better tiny wind screen for a b6 at the collar?
  4. ElanorR

    Sometimes things slip through

    I was the utility on the movie Gifted with the very young and talented McKenna Grace. All in all we did a great job on that one, but there is one scene near the end where she turns around and there is the square shape of the transmitter under her tight tiny shirt. I think I gasped out loud in the theater! When we shot that scene I remember seeing it on the first take and going in and taking the wire completely off her before take 2. The point being that we have no control of what they use once it's committed to picture.
  5. ElanorR

    Run n gun location sound

    Way to go JWSound members. I am happy to see so much constructive input here.
  6. ElanorR

    Very Funny, Lectrosonics FAQ

    I will try it today and report back
  7. So, my new used lectro transmitters arrived and I found myself looking for answers to a few questions in the Lectrosonics Wireless FAQ. I notice these are numbered and appear to have been accumulating for many years now. I'm still looking for the answer to my question, but in the process I found this: #053 - WIRELESS - Things are really slow on the set. What has Lectro done to keep me amused and sane? The UCR201, UCR211 and UCR411A (but not the UCR411 -- no room for the code) are equipped with a Pong game. To activate, hold down the UP button while powering on.The Venue has the Whack-A-Mic game. To activate that, hold down button 1 while powering on.The R400 doesn't have a game yet but we are thinking Asteroids, because all it requires is a rotation control and a fire button. Stay tuned.
  8. ElanorR

    Soundman: The Art of Grumpy (a short video)

    Maybe I'm too non-confrontational, but that was really uncomfortable to watch. I had to force myself to watch it to the end!
  9. ElanorR

    It's in the Details, silly

    Well. Sounds like a fantastic time was had by all... I'm just glad you lived. With all that troubleshooting, the next one can't help but be better. It was good to meet you in person and put a face to the poetry.
  10. ElanorR

    Old guys still rockin'

    Almost 47 and still 3rding. ..although I've started collecting gear for the eventual day when I no longer want to carry the eZ-up.
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    Very sad news today

    Pete, I met you in Savannah a couple of years ago. I am so so very sorry to hear about your wife Robin. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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    Does anyone use digital mics?

    Hi All, The original poster - several years ago - asked if anyone was using Neumann KM-D series mics on location. I was wondering 1)if anyone is now? and 2)If anyone has found a variety of long length 110 ohm duplex cable that will work with AES 42? I realize that some people are working with Super CMITs using wireless digital transmitters, but was specifically wondering if anyone is cabling their digital mics? PS I have been searching the internet on this topic for the last few days and have also called PSC to see if they had any duplex cable insight. -Elanor
  13. ElanorR

    RIP - Haskell Wexler

    Jeff, I am sorry to hear about your father; wishing you peace and comfort. A few of his films are among those that have influenced the path of my life. Swift passage, Haskell Wexler.
  14. ElanorR

    For the Analog Dinosaurs here

    3M 2 inch doesn't SMELL as good as Ampex.
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    New VdB poles 2015

    Be sure to test this new one out wet. My slightly older model (with the colored measurement lines 16ft) is really hard to use when wet, or even on a damp morning. The collars either slip or won't unlock. Indoors its a great, really light pole,