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    Sound mixer from Philadelphia.
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  1. I know this thread is old, but I find the Etymotics way more flat than many others. When I used to play bass in a band, I liked the rubber foam ones you roll and shove in your ear because they cut the higher end disproportionately. I could really hear drums and my bass more. That was terrible if I was playing guitar, and that was when I started using the Etymotic ones. I had a set of the Eargasm ones and they weren’t bad. I eventually lost them, and may get more to try them again.
  2. There was also a high speed car accident a few years ago. The officer was racing to a call and I guess another car didn’t yield to them? I don’t remember the exact details. The camera op and sound mixer were hurt pretty badly. Just know what you’re signing up for if you choose to work on a show like that.
  3. When I sold my last block 28 stuff, it sold to people in the USA. I posted it to Ebay with international shipping. I don’t know if it was travel kit, or they were buying for a friend, but it was US buyers. I held onto it for a while in case I went somewhere it was still legal, but that never happened.
  4. what a transitional time period to be working in a studio.... wow. I wish I'd gotten to see the studio while it was still there.
  5. I’m going to guess there being a pair of tumbleweeds is a hint.
  6. The bill was only released to the public (and Democrats) around 17:30 EST Friday afternoon. It’s over 500 pages long, and the House is scheduled to vote on Tuesday. I don’t see any way there will be a CBO score, and obviously no public hearings to discuss it. I’m guessing a bunch of accountants and economists will spend the weekend crunching numbers. Kind of wild that *if* this passes next week, it goes into effect on January 1st 2018. As of right now, the Republicans seem to have enough votes to pass it themselves. I did hear they are removing the ability to take a deduction on your federal taxes for state taxes, which is specifically a big Republican F U to the people of California, NJ and New York. Yet the ACA still had over 30 hearings. This tax plan had zero. The senate plan was handed to the democrats, and public, 2 hours before they voted on a 400+ page plan. They wouldn’t have to hide the details if it was good legislation.
  7. I like that the ERX uses 2 AA batteries and rechargeables lasts all day. The size is the same as the old iPhone/ iPod, so cases were abundant. Something smaller would be great, but I don’t get size complaints. If I do, it’s people that want nothing on their camera rig.
  8. I've been using the IE ones for a while now (same thing), and they've been great. Definitely worth the upgrade, and people will buy your NP batteries and chargers pretty quickly.
  9. I've always loved my Loon, but knowing more history of the person behind it makes the whole thing more personal. I actually wish I had more than one Loon. That's something that gets lost these days more and more. We know some of the people behind the companies that make a lot of our gear, and I love that personal connection. Johnpaul
  10. Wow Jim, thanks for sharing that.
  11. I'm guessing there's nothing on the market (except the Lectrosonics one) beyond a 2 bay because these things last soooo long in point & shoot cameras. That's probably also why the lower capacity knock-offs are fine for most people. I do like that Zaxcom and Lectrosonics both use the same battery, and hope a 3rd party sees an opportunity to make something targeted at our world.
  12. How are your ears? I've worked with a few musicians and studio people as boom ops and they were incredible. They have this lifetime of listening to very slight differences in sounds, and that's why some of them become very good boom ops very very quickly. They'll quickly learn what is off axis and what is the mic's sweet spot. For what you're doing, you can make it work without wireless mics. Assuming you guys shoot proper coverage, that's where the cleaner dialog comes from. That is assuming that the actors are delivering a consistent performance (have this talk with your crew). the dialogue from when the cameras (and mics) are closer can be used for the wide shot. That will also help it sound more consistent throughout the scene. When somebody is working on a budget that is apparently as low as what you guys are, I think it makes more sense to really focus on that boom instead of you losing money by bringing a whole bunch a wireless that isn't in the budget. I don't know how old you are, but most of us grew up watching television and movies where the majority of the cast did not have a wireless mic. They only used them when needed. Everything came from the boom. This "we must wire everyone, even if they don't have a scripted line" wasn't so common in the past.
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