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Hey all, I've edited this topic as I think people are getting confused and answering the wrong thing. I've gotten early into the preproduction of an upcoming film on which I will be sound recordist. It is a great opportunity to do whatever I can before those rushy production days. One thing I told them to do is wash the wardrobe. This is based on information I acquired here in posts about reducing lavalier clothing noise at jwsoundgroup. They asked me if there were any specifics so I decided to ask you guys directly. I wanted to know if anyone knew anything about the following: -Whether they can be safely washed several times in a row (without drying until the end) or washed once and then dried once but several times in succession? -If fabric softener helps noise? -If tumble dry is better or worse than clothesline? -If dry cleaning is effective at reducing noise (I've never done it personally)? -I also wondered if we should be aware about how much damage any of this causes to the clothes or their colors (still the visual aspect to consider)? -Anything else that is similar to the above but I might've missed? Yes I have washed clothes in the real world as everyone has, but never really paid attention to how "noisy" they sounded. It's probably got a lot behind it, this clothing-quieting-through-washing process. I wonder if there are production designers or costume designers who've got the whole process down? Is there someone accessible? I did look this up through jwsoundgroup via google, but it's difficult to do a search for "wash jwsoundgroup", "clothes noisy", or "clothes washing" or something like that without finding something unrelated about lavalier technique or maintaining our equipment. I apologize in advance if someone's already posted this topic somewhere (this one about how to go about washing clothes). Thanks for the help.
Hey Guys, I remember when I was in school and a couple of times afterwards I heard that us sound guys where black so if we got caught in reflection's we'd be safer. Most sound guys I see are wearing black or some dark shade. I usually wear darker shaded, especially black. But in today's age of cameras, how valid is it to try to 'hide from reflections' by wearing black when booming? I mean you still have your arms and face to hide, and today's 4K cameras can pick up anything. (Makes me think of a post before when boomers used to cast a shadow on another shadow and film couldn't pick it up, but technology progressed and that went out the window). Then you have white logos on sound guys T-Shirts. Is wearing black just an old adage that just stuck? One could even argue that wearing a neutrally shaded colour would allow you to be scene on the small screen ON the day, versus seen when they watch it on the big screen and see you moving. Thoughts?