We were grateful to be hired to work on the Roper Saint Francis 2030 commercial/ launch video. This shoot had many challenges including working on an active street corner during the morning rush hour in Downtown Charleston SC and having to quickly mic up many different medical professionals in a short amount of time.
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
Being a Location Sound Mixer in the Charleston South Carolina and Savannah Georgia area means I do many different types and kind of shoots. News magazines is one of them especially high profile ones such as what is pictured above. The interview above is a standard 2 on 1 interview meanings two talent talking to one reporter a very common set up.
My equipment choices for this interview was a my trusty Sound Devices 833 Mixer/ recorder, Lectrosonics SMWB wireless with Cos-11 lav mics on the talent and a Schoeps CMC1 over the reporter. My preference would have been to put Schoeps microphones over all of them however the framing/ lighting made this not feasible. If you want to see the complete interview view it here
Like most of these large network interviews we had 3-4 hours to set up light and check in with New York who was watching via a Zoom chat room to maintain social distancing and limit people on set. The interview went off well and everyone was happy with the results. So if you have a high profile interview in Charleston South Carolina or the Southeast and need an experienced Location Sound Mixer with over 20 years of experience please contact us.
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.