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Speak up, I’m maxed out!

Speak up, I’m maxed out!

During this shot in Guatemala I ran into a situation I deal with often, especially when interviewing children – low input levels because of soft... Read More »

Gear Lab #4: Sennheiser Shotgun Showdown – The ME64 vs the MKE600

Gear Lab #4: Sennheiser Shotgun Showdown – The ME64 vs the MKE600

You know reviewing is a really subjective thing. And when it comes to listening or what sounds good, it’s 100% subjective. But, since posting my writt... Read More »

Tip of the Week #8: Stop the Battery Drain

Tip of the Week #8: Stop the Battery Drain

Is your portable recorder going through AA batteries like Tic-Tacs at a garlic festival? Here’s probably why. Read More »

Tip of the Week #7: Recording a Safety Track

Tip of the Week #7: Recording a Safety Track

Want to avoid getting burned by talent distorting your recording when they drink way too much coffee and suddenly decide to yell for emphasis? Here... Read More »

Tip of the Week #6: The 6-foot Rule

Tip of the Week #6: The 6-foot Rule

What time is it? It’s time for another Tip of the Week! Here’s a simple way to add some life to your sound when recording big wide-shots w... Read More »

Tip of the Week #5: The VO Script Bounce

Tip of the Week #5: The VO Script Bounce

Our latest tip of the week has just been posted. Here’s a simple little adjustment you can do to make voice-overs recorded in the field sound mu... Read More »

Tip of the Week #4: Boom Pole Foot Rest

Tip of the Week #4: Boom Pole Foot Rest

It’s time for another Tip of the Week! Actually, I think we missed last week because we’ve been so busy getting our shiny new iBook publis... Read More »

Tip of the Week #3: Velcro Saves the Day!

Tip of the Week #3: Velcro Saves the Day!

Here’s this week’s tip – another simple idea to help prevent something very bad happening at the worst possible time. Does something... Read More »

Gear Lab #3: What’s the best all around camera mic?

Gear Lab #3: What’s the best all around camera mic?

Getting usable sound from a camera mounted microphone isn’t really that difficult. You just need to choose the right one for the job. I’ve... Read More »

True Confessions #2: T-Power

True Confessions #2: T-Power

I remember it well. July 17th, 1996. It was a nice day. It was too nice. I didn’t really want to go to work. I was really late. Really, really l... Read More »

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