On Location: County to County Road to 2022

Excited to be part of the kick off of the long running MSNBC series county to county. Before every election year MSNBC examines different counties the year leading up to the election. We were stationed in Anson County North Carolina with Antonia Hilton where we talked to folks about the concerns about the upcoming election you can see all the reports below. If your shoot requires a Location Sound Mixer in North Carolina or South Carolina feel free to contact us

https://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/county-to-county-meet-the-counties-to-watch-in-the-2022-midterms-124649029686

On Location in Anson NC

On Location Charleston Sound Mixer

We recently had the privilege of working on a hospital commercial in downtown Charleston SC. This shoot was a mix of stands ups and interviews about the mission statement of the hospital. Below is a typical set up for a fastpace quick moving commercial job. My Sound Devices 833 running active Noise Asst noise reduction. Comtek 216 IFB Transmitter for client monitoring, Sennheiser G4 Mono camera send to camera, Schoeps Mini CMIT on the boom.

While this package is compact it does not compromise on quality at all it allows us to provide the best quality audio possible while still maintaining a compact foot print which is important when working in historical cities like Charleston SC with limited parking and narrow sidewalks.

So if you need a Location Sound Mixer in Charleston South Carolina or anywhere in the Southeast or beyond feel free to contact us.

On Location Charleston South Carolina

On Location: Murdaugh Bond Hearing Columbia SC

I started in this business 21 years ago doing network news and still do it when my schedule permits. On this particular day we were covering a bond hearing along with a press conference. While covering all of this we also do live shots during the day to report what is going. I tell everyone that working network news is hours of boredom with moments of terror mixed in. You have to be ready for the unexpected at any moment.

On this day due to the fast pace of the day and only needing 1-2 wireless microphones I opted for my compact Sound Devices 633 recorder, Lectrosonics SRC with SMWB transmitters and Comtek 216 IFB for the reporter to hear program. This package is very lean and power efficient allowing me to be on stand by all day without any issues.

If you need a Location Sound Mixer in Columbia South Carolina or a Location Sound Mixer in Charleston South Carolina please contact us. We can handle any of your sound for picture needs.

On Location Columbia SC

On Location Podcast Recording

Podcasts have become more popular the last few years especially hybrid shoots that are a video interview along with gathering the audio for the pod cast. These shoots need extra attention and consideration paid to the quality of the audio recording since podcast listens expect studio quality audio even when not in a studio. To add more complication to this is having to record most interviews outside due to COVID restriction making noise control even more difficult. However On Location Podcast Recording with high quality is possible.

The most important to control background noise I did this by running the Noise Assist active noise reduction on my Sound Devices 833 recorder. I then chose a high quality microphone to record with my go to microphone for dialogue is always a Schoeps CMC/ MK 41 nothing is better. You can listen below to the results all the location interviews were recorded with way with interviewer inside his podcast studio. If you need a sound mixer in Charleston South Carolina or anywhere let us know.

On Location Podcast Recording Into America

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/into-america/id1499906821?i=100053782519

Case Study: Charleston Sound Mixer and Will Smith

Looking at today at a fun but complicated job with Will Smith a few years ago. This job while seeming simple drew on my experience as a Location Sound Mixer in both commercial work and network news. This shoot was the first Instagram live to the Space station with Will conversing with the orbiting astronauts. This would be a simple shoot on earth however getting video and audio up / back to the ISS required us to interface with mission control in Houston TX. I had to dial an IFB line with real time delay compensation to allow Will to speak to them in sync with the video since both were coming from separate sources. We also filmed some other more commercial style content requiring me to draw on my experience and equipment selection to complete the job. The equipment selection for this job was a Sound Devices 688 Recorder, JK Audio Hybrid Phone Interface, Lectrosonics SRC Wireless and a Schoeps Mini CMIT on the boom. Overall it was a very successful project and working with Will Smith was great I hope to do it again some day. If you need a Location Sound Mixer in Charleston South Carolina or my home base of Savannah GA please reach out.

Will Smith talking to ISS