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M.O.A.S. Hugh Holesome

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  1. It's funny that I opened this thread and the banner ad was for the Moze Gear Tig Q28.

    I own 2 and although I have not used on DSLR they were built with them in mind.  Audio input via 3.5mm and the unit will spit out a stereo 3.5mm signal with audio in 1 channel, TC in the other.  Scratch and TC for post.  Viola!

  2. I use a fairly common rig: Sound Devices MM1(great pre and limiter) to a Lectro TX to the mixer.  I have a talkback on a G2 or a Comtek (that is only my talkback).  The boom op makes their own mix of mic vs talkback and chooses which ear to hear the moni of their mix and my talkback in.   Boom ops like the very hifi audio of their mic they get to hear.




  3. Seeing all these great booming photos makes me resent even more the words "Just throw a lav on 'em".

    I especially love the shots with 2 or 3 booms on a scene.  That must be what heaven looks like!

    In an interview recently the producer stated on his film every speaking actor would be lav'd.  I asked him why he would make such a sweeping declaration and he said, "So we can hear them". 

    My reply was, "That's what a good boom op is for" and further, "as a mixer I reserve the right to use wires when and where necessary."

    I did not get the job.


  4. I keep reading the SSD are designed for write once, read many type applications like OS boot drives and that life span is compromised in a field recorder type use?  I was looking into putting one in my 744 but couldn't be convinced of great advantages.

    Can anyone with experience chime in?

  5. @ChrisNewton

    This machine still records and plays back.

    In the photo above they were placing aluminum foil over the cylinder which the demonstrator will use to record her shouting (these units are not very sensitive so yelling would help move the element better).

    This would then be played back through the same horn.

    Very similar to the photo Gandy Moon provided but a lot shorter horn.

    I suppose it's pretty difficult to "wow" a crowd holding smartphones anymore but as a soundie I had to appreciate where sound and picture both came from.

  6. Near Detroit is a museum that contains much from Thomas Edison, including his actual Menlo Park Laboratory that was shipped here by Henry Ford (along with New Jersey soil for it to sit on, at Edison's request)

    On a recent shoot there I took my Sound Devices kit to meet it's Great Great Great Grandfather!post-730-0-16950800-1369700694_thumb.jpg

  7. I would think the poorest financial decision was to rent out a theater in each backers home town for a $5,000 pledge.  That would have to eat up a fair amount of the cash.

    Pledge $5,000 or more

    5 backers All gone!

    At this price point, we will rent out a theater in your home town — or a town near you — and have a screening for up to 50 guests.


    With apparently rabid fans out there it looks like they could have asked on Facebook for people to rent out their local theater for them and it would have happened!

    Good for them I guess, I know nothing about the show.

  8. My closest call was when we interviewed my neighbor around the block for OWN - although I had signed the lease, I had yet to move in.

    Since moving to the "hip" part of Detroit my closest call was 4 blocks for a 3 week shoot.  Once gear was brought in the boom op and myself rode our bikes to set most days (last DECEMBER!)

    As far as proximity, the pilot for Low Winter Sun shot at the restaurant I share a driveway with but sadly I was not part of the filming.  A contact at the restaurant came over and said, "Some guys are here setting up, they say they know you..."

  9. I've done quite a few music video playback gigs using a pair of Anchor Liberty speakers, 1 active, 1 passive. The active units have a built in battery and small mixer.

    On their website they offer many combinations of options.


    For portability I have bungee'd them to a hand cart which works great for a walking talent shoot like we did on this

  10. I grew up watching "Dallas" in the UK, and remember my step-siblings and I randomly calling numbers in the US, at some expense to my dad I imagine, asking strangers if they knew who shot JR. We just had to know before anyone else!

    Ha ha Robert, that is hilarious!