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Forum: Newbies Yesterday, 10:34 PM
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Posted By AcousticAl
First, or early, effort? You’ve mentioned in...

First, or early, effort? You’ve mentioned in some of your posts that you’re a newb.

Shit happens, dude, and that’s part of the learning experience. Giving up and walking away should be a last...
Forum: The Lounge 01-13-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,388
Posted By AcousticAl
Quite an assertion about folks you have never met...

Quite an assertion about folks you have never met face-to-face, much less worked with on professional sets.

Glad to know you’re so much better at this than the rest of us.
Forum: The Lounge 01-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,388
Posted By AcousticAl
Just to clarify terms, TV is a producer’s medium....

Just to clarify terms, TV is a producer’s medium. Film is a director’s medium. Whichever role you fill:


Communicate with your crew. Don’t assume they all can read your mind. You can’t get...
Forum: Tech Help 01-13-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By AcousticAl
Wong tool for the job, and I second Alcove. ...

Wong tool for the job, and I second Alcove.

On a related note, by trying to cram that audio down a pipe and into your DSLR, you’re automatically degrading the quality of your signal. DSLR cameras...
Forum: The Lounge 01-11-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,388
Posted By AcousticAl
One too many days serving burritos for crew...

One too many days serving burritos for crew lunch.

The folks I work with take their jobs seriously in that we’re all working to get the best end-product we can. We may be focused and “in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By AcousticAl
The 198 is a small light. Not enough for a...

The 198 is a small light. Not enough for a strong key, for sure. Not much in that range will be, honestly. Most of the less-than-$100 LEDs are either too small/weak to key or suffer from bad color...
Forum: The Lounge 01-11-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,388
Posted By AcousticAl
I’m still confused by the pretense of the OP. ...

I’m still confused by the pretense of the OP.

I’ve worked with crews from NY to LA and points inbetween, and this has never been my experience. I’ve been on specific shoots where things were...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By AcousticAl
Except for the rare COB design, most...

Except for the rare COB design, most variable-temperature LED panels sacrifice brightness. It’s neat to be able to tune to mixed lighting temps, but the only way to get full output from all LEDs on...
Forum: The Lounge 01-10-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,388
Posted By AcousticAl
News to me. I’ve worked with a lot of industry...

News to me. I’ve worked with a lot of industry folks across the nation, and they genuinely love what they do.
Forum: Newbies 12-19-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By AcousticAl
3.5mm-terminated lav>wireless...

3.5mm-terminated lav>wireless transmitter>wireless receiver>audio mixer/recorder will be on par with XLR-terminated lav>25’ XLR cable>audio mixer/recorder. Assuming both lavs are identcial outside of...
Forum: Newbies 12-19-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By AcousticAl
Now you’re startng to stray away from “I have my...

Now you’re startng to stray away from “I have my answer”. C’mon back around so you don’t get lost.

Yeah, it has a nearly-6ft cable. It’s fine going into a wireless transmitter. I promise.
Forum: Newbies 12-19-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By AcousticAl
At short distances, no. Over longer runs,...

At short distances, no. Over longer runs, unbalanced can add noise and lose overall sound quality.



That, and wired lavs on a walk-and-talk are a massive trip hazard. And it’s damn near...
Forum: Newbies 12-19-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By AcousticAl
Yes. Balanced (three conductors: positive,...

Yes. Balanced (three conductors: positive, negative, ground) can run longer distances without added noise or risk of RF interference. Unbalanced (two conductors: positive, negative+ground) can only...
Forum: Newbies 12-17-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By AcousticAl
Absolutely. The best way to learn is by doing. ...

Absolutely. The best way to learn is by doing.



You should also look into L-cuts and J-cuts. Not every video cut means the audio cuts as well. Editing mid-sentence? Cut to a reaction shot from...
Forum: Newbies 12-17-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By AcousticAl
This. What kind of production are you doing?...

This.

What kind of production are you doing? At least, what’s your primary target? Corporate videos? Mostly seated interviews? Walk-and-talks? Narratives like short films?

The setups you’re...
Forum: Indie 12-12-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By AcousticAl
Give it time. Cables take a lot of abuse in...

Give it time.

Cables take a lot of abuse in day-to-day application. Rolling/coiling, unrolling/uncoiling, connecting and disconnecting, getting yanked when the end gets caught while coiling it...
Forum: Indie 12-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By AcousticAl
The “never one” rule. Battery, cable, memory...

The “never one” rule.

Battery, cable, memory card. NEVER go out the door with only one. These are the things that are most likely to fail in a most crippling way.

If you’re dealing with...
Forum: Promotion 11-28-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By AcousticAl
I've seen those and I'd argue that's still a...

I've seen those and I'd argue that's still a misuse of the term. Just because some random company decided to sell and SFX directory as a "Foley" directory doesn't make it so. Motion pictures credit...
Forum: Promotion 11-28-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By AcousticAl
First, always captialize Foley. It's a proper...

First, always captialize Foley. It's a proper name. Second, You've given two contrasting definitions of Foley, and neither are accurate.

Foley can also create sounds that are larger-than-life...
Forum: The Lounge 11-12-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By AcousticAl
Wonder Woman - 3 cameras (A, B, and C) in the...

Wonder Woman - 3 cameras (A, B, and C) in the main unit, 2 cameras (A and B) in the second unit.
Thor: Ragnarok - 2 cameras (A and B) in the main unit, 3 in the second unit.
Forum: The Lounge 11-12-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By AcousticAl
Definitively? Absolutely? Without any...

Definitively? Absolutely? Without any uncertainty?

Who says that all modern fight scenes are shot with multiple angles?

Making a fight look seemless can be done with a single camera as it gives...
Forum: Cinematography/Lighting 11-11-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By AcousticAl
No, it is not still used professionally. It's...

No, it is not still used professionally. It's standard def which is now obsolete. And it's tape-based, which is a workflow less and less supported by NLEs.

Don't waste your time or your money.
Forum: The Lounge 10-20-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By AcousticAl
A quick google of the tripod model # shows that...

A quick google of the tripod model # shows that is has in-built remote control, and that cable is a Sony-proprietary connection.
...
Forum: Narrative 10-09-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By AcousticAl
I think deleting the thread is unnecessary. It's...

I think deleting the thread is unnecessary. It's still part of your learning experience, and can serve as a learning experience for other newbies.

You rely on text way too much, and it doesn't...
Forum: Hollywood 10-06-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,555
Posted By AcousticAl
"Highlander" (1986). I remember watching the...

"Highlander" (1986).

I remember watching the TV series in the 90s and it wasn't bad. I guess my brain translated that to loving the movie in the 80s. My wife and I were sitting around on a...
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