Gettin Xtreeeeeeme!

2 08 2011

A few weeks ago I got a call to do sound on a segment for TLC’s Extreme Couponing show. If you aren’t familiar with it then let me explain. The subject goes crazy with couponing, to the extreme! They go to the market and fill up like 8 buggies and only pay like $25 for all of it. Yeah, its pretty nuts to witness. And it takes a looooong time to film it… And like most gigs I always try to learn a few things for real world usage. But will the manglers go extreme with coupling? Probably not, but I do have a small stash right now and I’m just waiting for the deals to drop!

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Risky Maneuvers

13 06 2011

I constantly find myself in risky situations, controlled of course! I’ve went from walking around a farmers market, shooting guns, crazy chemicals, giant magnets and various other biohazards all in the past week.

hit the jump for some random photos

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bag slate for DSLR timecode work

3 06 2011

One thing I’ve been pretty active with is the whole DSLR movement. I did a post a while back about using a DSLR, separate recorder and plural eyes to sync in final cut pro. Thats been a pretty easy deal for most productions but now I have devised a new way to get all technical with post syncing that involves no need for a plugin! All it takes is just a quick glimpse of my bag slate for camera while its rolling and you’re good to go. Here, ladies and gents, is my bag’s mini timecode slate:

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Workin for the hotbar

25 04 2011

Had the privaledge to work for one of my favorite companies last week, Wholefoods out of Austin, TX. They were featuring one of their new stores here in good ‘ol NC, north Raleigh to be exact and wanted to show off some of its new green features. So we shot a ton of b-roll and about 10 employee interviews highlighting certain features of the store. The crew was Matt Moore on camera(af100), Tony Collins aka “t-pain” on pa duties, me on sound and Kate was producer(she works for wholefoods). Tony snapped this pic below.

And the highlight? Hot bar for lunch! om nom nom!





new Zaxcom heat!

25 04 2011

There had been rumors floating around for a few months leading up to NAB that Zaxcom was going to drop an awesome new multichannel recorder. Well they did, and it is pretty awesome!

So here she is, the Zaxcom Nomad. comes in a couple of different favours. 4, 6, 8 and 12 channel. I must say that I am very impressed with this new fancy voice catcher. I had been looking into getting a Sound Deviced 788 but this has definitely stolen my heart. I’ll be pre-ordering this puppy soon and looking to put it into some high zoot action come early summer when its released!

Tech nerd details: dual CF recording(marf and fat32 with broadcast wave), timecode in and out, 6+ channel models feature zaxnet for ifb and other fancy stuff, inputs hidden in the back(some don’t like, I do!), nice big screen and much more. Hit that link for more details.





Busy with post work

15 03 2011

All last week and some this week I’ve been working hard with Bigwheel on some 3d graphics/efx for Volvo Trucks. Not sure if the spot will hit the inderwebz but here’s a screen capture from one of the scenes.

nerd notes: using cinema 4d with Xplode plugin





Windstream Commercial

22 02 2011

Last week I was hired to do production sound on a Windstream Commercial, famous for the “Lifetime Price Guarantee”, which I heard very very often, along with, “I quit cable!”. The production company was out of NYC and came down to Charlotte for the shoot, which was at an awesome studio. I think we did around 8 customer interviews and some one liners from the Windstream girl, Meghan.

Tech nerd details: shot on AF100 and 5d MKii. sound was 552 mixer/recorder with lectro wireless on talent and sennheiser G2 wireless for camera hops. Comtek system for client monitoring.

More pics after the jump

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Lowe’s Foods shoot

5 02 2011

Did an all nighter in a grocery store a few weeks ago for a series of Lowe’s Foods commercials that will be running on Time Warner cable channels. This was shot on a DSLR camera with nikon primes, courtesy of KPSR.

some bts photos after the jump

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7 04 2010

yeah, we occasionally let the crew from Lostborrow our items for props, as you can clearly see from previous episode titled, “recon”.





6 04 2010

This is in the works of possibly being the new castle de mangler. more pix and info here.