Cinegear Expo 2017 Wrap-up

The Cinegear Expo is unlike NAB in that it is tailored toward G&E and Camera. But this year LA was blessed to have a few sound vendors come out and hang out on the Paramount New York back lot. So what did we learn from Cinegear? #1 Sennheiser Scans First thing new was finding out…

T-Mobile, 600Mhz, and Wireless Microphones

You don’t have 39 months like you originally thought. During NAB I came across a wireless intercom booth that was playing a T-Mobile youtube video. Here is that video. T-Mobile will begin testing their 600mhz cell towers by the end of this year. They now have published their roll out plan for permantly turning on…

Testing Gear in the Super Cold

I have been meaning for a little while now to do a write-up of my experiences while working in the extreme cold up in northern Quebec. Recently I was hired on a documentary that would be shooting roughly 9 hours north of Montreal. I knew that it would be cold, but rarely is one prepared…

Retro Reviews: EV-643 Dynamic Unidirectional Microphone

Last week I tested the Deity short shotgun microphone from Aputure against the Sennheiser MKH 416. This week I found some cool YouTube videos that review the EV-643 Dynamic Shotgun microphone. This microphone was produced in the mid 60’s by Electro Voice and in the manual references a patent for some of the other dynamic unidirectional…

Booming in the Backwoods of Tenessee

This week a new media reality show premiered that I had the pleasure of working on this past Fall. The episode that premiered was shot in the backwoods, ranchs, and rivers of Tennessee. Here is a preview of the first episode. A link to the full epsisode will be at the bottom of this page. The show…