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S Harber

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About S Harber

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    I record and mix actors talking in front of cameras.

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  1. S Harber

    Body absorption

    Well blood and body tissue is roughly as dense as salt water which is denser than fresh water. Thus...... (your conclusion here)_____________. and then some people are just dense.
  2. The joys of America's 2nd Amendment. Police running around not sure who packing guns or not. Horrible things like this are not too unusual. Sad. I've done ride alongs with police many years ago. Chasing armed assailants and been shot at and pressed up against a building as shots were going out of the window next to me. Shots, adrenaline, mayhem, radio frenzy. About the worst scenario possible for something productive to happen. Stay away folks. There's other work to do. Hopefully.
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    Tumbleweeds

    An invasive weed attributed as "Russian Thistle" that didn't exist here in the US prior to the civil war?
  4. S Harber

    Why Comteks?

    I pass out between 10-20 sets of Comteks per day working 150-200 days per year. Whatever you pass out will get trashed no matter what you say when they go out. There is always L&D to them and it happens often with folks taking them away or dropping them or .... When I put in an L&D quote for a Comtek it comes in at about half the price of an iFB. Producers definitely have looked at me sideways when I've submitted quotes for IFBs versus Comteks as they know what a Comtek costs as it's a common item of L&D on all levels of production. I've also had production folks act as if that I'm trying to put one over on them when I've done so on the IFB version of replacing said item. The IFBs are definitely better sounding. Not perfect but all things considered. I use Comteks. And let's not even get into battery life and the like and either having to go the Lithium route or change batteries after searching the IFB units down.
  5. Alexas are 5 pin. Only the wonderlcks at Red wandered into the no man's land of 4 pin Lemo AFAIK.
  6. There are Lemo TC cables that are wired directionally for various reasons. Maybe try flipping the direction of the cable if they are both Lemos. Sounds odd but it may be part of the puzzle.
  7. There's a great tool called a Microstitch. Western Costumes in LA sells them. Sets a quick, easily removable binding stick like a tiny price tag. Amazing tool in the right hands and circumstances. http://www.wccsupplystore.com/micro-stitch/
  8. We do a good deal of driving shots on Bosch. Seems like more or less an entire season of cell phone calls in cars. I put my bag rig in the car/pod rig, set some levels, hit roll, and monitor via Comtkes from the follow vehicle. No worries about range, cars separating etc. The mix can definitely suffer but it serves the interest of always having good isos/decent mix. Mixing from a follow vehicle is slow to rig, horrible for really monitoring well, and is rife with other issues, i.e. it will be remixed in all likelihood anyways. The BST75 throws a hell of a long way and we can monitor from a safe distance. I put a receiver through the follow vehicle stereo and pass out a few comteks. Easy. Hope this helps. Scott Harber CAS
  9. I've shot there a good deal the last couple of years and you will find holes in the spectrum. Not stellar range but not huge problems. I'm in 21/25 mostly.
  10. I stand. Way better for it when I'm just south of 3,000 hrs/yr. It took a week to really feel comfortable after sitting but I now much prefer standing.
  11. So where are things regarding re-celling IDX NP batts these days? I have 5 or so that are dead and it just seems lame to be throwing them out. In the proper way and all but basically into a version of the trash. Scott Harber
  12. Once the gear's there I try to cycle or scooter to work. I always feel so much better when I can ride the bike to work.
  13. I also find wardrobe and mic rigs to be more important than just about anything in terms of quality of what you hear. Obviously if it doesn't get to the receiver or distorts beforehand all bets are off. But I'd take a well rigged G3 on a transparent piece of cotton cloth to the best of mics and transmitter under a leather coat. The dark art or putting a wire on someone well is never to be dismissed.
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