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About bilagaana

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  • Birthday December 1

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  • Location
    Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
  • Interests
    eating watermelon, camping, racin', fishin', canoein', etc.
  • About
    I've been doing sound for forty years for film and video.
    Slightly demented, fun loving human being needing outdoors, mountains and rocks. The picture says it all.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture

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  1. Are you giving headphones to the never ending tumbleweeds in our neck of the woods?
  2. I've used the Rainman in hurricanes and it fills up with water fast. The only way to get it out was to take it off and just sling the water out of it. Maybe a combination of hog's hair and the Rainman could do the trick or a roof with hog's hair. Experimentation is the order of the day. The 416 or 816 would be a good choice as I have seen a 416 that went under water work great the next day. Fresh water of course.
  3. Everything is shut down for a good reason. It's the only way to nip the virus in the bud. Time to catch up on reading. Be well and no outside contact.
  4. I use primarily Trams and my boom chic, Rachel Hanson, has saved the day many times with her expertise with moleskin. Only Dr. Schols double thick makes it happen for her.
  5. I have 4x4 foam core with Auralux glued to them. They were originally made to make a box around a ballast so it could get air and stay cool, as opposed to the old sound blanket on the ballast trick that made them hot. These 4 bys became useful on a c stand to help with echo. Sometimes just above the talent at an angle made all the difference. They were just all around a good investment.
  6. I spoke to the IDX folks a few years ago and they discouraged me from trying to charge via DC. I think it had something to do with circuitry. I own a Goal Zero Yeti1000 and it is really good; however, it's too heavy for any real back country or lightweight traveling as it weighs about 60 pounds. The search goes on.
  7. Eric, I'm still thankful for the right-angle XLR's that you made for me years ago. They have lasted and lasted. I hope I didn't shoot myself in the foot for saying that!
  8. A young face of Al McGuire. What is a hessian covered wall and ceiling?
  9. I've had jobs where they said they would give me a PA to boom. I always said it would be better to have the PA sit at my cart and me boom it. If the mic ain't in the right place you are spinning your wheels. That doesn't work either. There seems to be a lot of producers that forgot that just ten, or so, years ago that they learned that bad sound was costly. A producer friend of mine always wants me to work for free and I always say, 'Put me in the budget!' Maybe some day.
  10. My parrot(Nagra) is on the shelf in my van waiting to get a 'roll' of tape placed on it.
  11. bilagaana


    Several years ago I tried to buy a new set of DT48s and was told they quit making them. I had used nothing but them for decades and was not a happy camper. I bought DT250s and was satisfied but miss my 48s. What's a DT48E? A 48 on steroids?
  12. I devised what I call 'sound suckers' out of Sonex in 4x4 sheets glued to foam core of the same size initially to cover ballasts that were not my friends. Better than throwing a sound blanket over an already hot transformer, the sound suckers could cover two or three sides and placing one on top leave plenty of ventilation. The ballast would virtually disappear when the opening was faced away from mics. The only problem was grips that would get to them before you. They are not gentle. I found these to be good for many things for many years. In a hollow studio I hung one above, but out of lightings way, over talent with remarkable results. The room got smaller. I thought about making them to sell but had a very limited consumer.
  13. I've flown domestically and internationally with four NP-17 batteries and not had problems. Printing the rules is always a good idea.
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