A Verizon day in the life with The Mowglis

14 12 2013

I travelled up to Washington D.C. a few weeks ago to posse up with The Mowglis to document a day in the life as they came to town for a show.  Verizon has them hooked up with some 4g hot spots so they take their social media pretty seriously! Take a look at the video and some of the bts pics after the jump!

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PGA Championship coverage

23 08 2013

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After wrapping up with 6 weeks of NASCAR I had a few days back home to regroup, work with a couple of local clients (which I always love to do!) and then head back out. This time, Rochester, NY for the PGA 2013 Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

Here’s a nice little video on the history of Oak Hill for PGA.com

check out some photos after the break.

 

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TNT NASCAR Summer Series

20 08 2013

My Summer was awesome!

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After the break you’ll find some bts photos and info

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me and the dudes

11 08 2012

Its not very often I get the chance to pair up with a fellow soundie, but over the past few months I’ve been bumping into some cool dudes.

Here’s Brooks Lester and myself working on a sizzle for a UK show. And we both have Nomads!

Christopher Brown and myself running in to each other while working for different clients at Charlotte Speedway.

Myself and Charlie Macarone out of NJ working on Baggage Battles for Travel Channel


 Dan Brooks and myself working on WE tv’s Mary Mary in Charlotte





Easy on the earhole

9 04 2012

A lot of the work I do with big crews usually involves some sort of communication device, a walkie talkie if you will. And obviously you can’t have a PA coming through an open walkie saying, “I can’t find the c-47’s!” on an open set. So what is usually employed with a walkie system is a surveillance mic/ear piece. Observe in the image below:

So what you see there is a microphone with a push button activation and an in ear piece that clips on your shirt collar and wraps around the back of your ear and then sticks in your ear hole. Now for any extended use of said in ear listener, its going to start getting irritating. And to add to that, if you’re wearing headphones, such as I do all day long, they are going to press on that in ear piece even more, making it more irritating. So what I’ve done is THIS:

I cut off that blasted in ear listener and soldered up an 1/8″ male connector that I run into my Nomad. I route it so that it doesn’t go to camera or get recorded. And that annoying in ear piece? well its stashed back in a box in my kit not making me cringe in pain. I plan to eventually solder on a female 1/8″ so that I can connect them back in case I ever need to use it sans sound kit. So now after long days I no longer have that constant inner ear pain combined with producer/crew ramblings/dirty jokes, just the latter coming through my headphones and a feelin good ear hole.

 





chillaxin in a kayak

2 12 2011

Back in the summer I ventured out the coast of North Carolina to work on a series of travel videos for Visitnc.com with fellow buddy/DP Brett Mullen. It was a busy/fun/tiring/adventurous gig covering 3 topics of popular things of that area. 1 of the 3 topics were kayak tours. We ventured to two locations, a salt marsh off of Oak Island and then a black water creek a bit more inland. We had a tour guide for each location and various tourists taggin along. The agency over the project had 2 of their people in tow as well, lucky for me, they have awesome rowing skillz as Brett and I had jobs to do, we had no business rowing a freaking boat! The following video is the result of those hard days of work..

and now Brett and I want to buy kayaks…

Check out the other 2 videos after the jump

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New light weight run n gun kit

21 11 2011

So I built up a sweet little run and gun kit for those long days with boom and a couple of wireless.

So I’ve got a Sound Devices 302 mixer to two wireless transmitters for camera hop, also running to a tascam dr40 recorder for backup(or simple dslr gigs). For my wireless its a Lectrosonics SRa dual channel receiver with SMV transmitters coupled with a selection of Sanken, Countyman or Tram lavaliere mics. And of course my Sennheiser mkh60 shotgun with a K-tek 152cc 12′ boom pole. All powered by one NP-1 style battery, which on the 12 hour day I worked on Saturday for the Golf Channel, only used 25% of the battery. My next upgrade will be adding one of Cable Techniques emergency Rx devices to add a 4th channel into the 302. Oh yeah, and its super light! My shoulders felt nothing at the end of the day, can’t say the same for my feet tho..