Each episode we talk with location sound mixers, boom ops and other industry pros about the various aspects of recording sound on-location for feature and independent films, TV commercials, interviews, anytime where dialog from actors is recorded. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this podcast is packed with great stories and lessons about recording on-location.
Chris Bell is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chris Bell is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked on the feature Unearth where he did location sound and post sound work. Chris uses a Sound Devices 833 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless with Sanken COS-11d lavs. He also uses Sanken CS-M1 and CS-3e shotgun mics. For time code, Chris uses Ambient NanoLockits and a Denecke TS-3 slate. He also uses a modified Zuca Cart for his audio cart.
Pamela Xing-Berman is a Production Sound Mixer and Sound Designer based out of Los Angeles, California
Pamela Xing-Berman is a production sound mixer and sound designer based out of Los Angeles, California. She recently worked on a project for the non-partisan organization, She Votes. Pamela uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics and Sennheiser wireless, Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic, Comteks for IFB, Denecke smart slate and Tentacle Sync for timecode.
James Alexander Kum is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator from Gloucestershire, England
James Alexander Kum is a Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator from Gloucestershire, England. He's worked on films like The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe, Wonder Woman 1984 and Last Night in Soho. James uses a Zoom F8n mixer/recorder and a SQN 5s II Production Field Mixer. He uses Audio Ltd. radio mics with Sanken COS-11, DPA and Tram lavaliers. James likes using the Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic for exteriors and the MKH-50 for interiors. He also uses Tentacle Sync boxes for timecode.
Dominique Greffard is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Montreal, Canada
Dominique Greffard is a production sound mixer and boom op based out of Montreal, Canada. He uses a Zaxcom Nomad mixer/recorder and Zaxcom wireless receivers and transmitters. Dominique uses DPA 4063 lav mics, Tentacle Sync E timecode boxes for sync, Sennheiser MKH-50, Sanken CS-3e and Neumann KMR 81 shotgun mics. He also likes Bubblebee wind protection and concealer products.
Jed Shiheng Xu - Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California
Jed Shiheng Xu is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. Jed also does post work including dialog editing. He uses a Zoom F8n mixer/recorder, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mic along with a Schoeps CMIT & Sennheiser MKH-50, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers and Lectrosonics SMQV wireless transmitters, Audio Ltd. A10 wireless boom, dpa 6060 lav, and Sennheiser MKE-1. Jed also uses Tentacle Sync for timecode.
Thomas Claire - Production Sound Mixer based out of New York City
Thomas Claire is a production sound mixer based out of New York City. He’s originally from France and tells his story of coming to the United States to follow his dream of working in film and television. He uses the Zaxcom Nova mixer/recorder, and the compatible Zaxcom wireless, as well as Lectrosonics and Wisycom, DPA 4061 lav mics and Sanken COS-11s, Sennheiser MKH-416 and Sennheiser MKH-50 boom mics and Ultrasync One for timecode sync boxes.
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Great Job Michael!
This guy definitely knows what he’s talking about! Great content! Thanks!
I highly recommend...!
From the war stories to the gear, if you’re a location audio guy or gal of any stripe—or merely interested—I highly recommend checking out this podcast. Michael knows his stuff, and his guests always do, too. Five thumbs up! (Or something like that...😁)
I find talking to mixers from other parts of the world to be very helpful with gear, tips, and tricks. I’d love an episode where you talk about the setup you record your podcast.