Join us on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube

15: PART 2 – If You Still Want To Be a Sound Man After Listening to This….

film industry pro
Listen to this episode

Ok… So this is a 2 part episode, simply because This weeks Film Industry Pro had incredible stories, practical advice and just so much value to give that we chatted for nearly 3 hours, and when I came to edit this episode I struggled to edit any of it out because it’s just so good. Our guest Bal, has some awesome stories along with real technical challenges and he goes into great detail on how he got around difficult situations. Not only that he gives away so much practical advice that you will certainly up your game just by listening to this fella.
So part 1 is mainly Bal’s incredibly entertaining stories and technical challenges, and part 2 is still packed with anecdotes but we get into more detail about kit, rates and more.

SUBJECTS COVERED:
– Bal’s stories and challenges
– Noise reduction units
– Equipment
– Microphone techniques
– Battery setups
– Rates and how to get your worth
– Radio mics
– Timecode

 

ALL KIT BELOW IS LINKED TO SEVERAL STORES SO YOU CAN GET AN IDEA OF PRICES AND OVERVIEWS

 

GET 5% OFF ANY KIT YOU BUY FROM STUDIOCARE WHEN USING THE PROMO CODE: FILM-5

 

Kit mentioned:
Waterproof Lectrosonics
Cedar DNS
Zaxcom ZFR200 recorder
Tascam DR10 recorder
Timecode systems
Tentacle sync
Ambient lockit box
Aquapacks
Ursa Straps
Rycote stickies
Audio limited radios
Micron radios
Sony NP1 batteries
Sound guy solutions
Zoom F8
K-tek boom pole
Sound devices Wingman
Sanken CS-1
Sanken CS-3e
MKH 416
MKH 8060
DPA 4017b
Rode NTG 2
SQN mixer

 

Bal’s kit:
Sound devices 633
— Sound devices 688
Sound devices 552
— Lectrosonics SRB
– Schoeps cmc6 41
Schoeps CMIT5u
DPA 4018
Sanken cos-11
— Countryman B6
Loon Boom
DPA lav mics
Rode NTG3
Orca bag
Cooper CS104
Rycote windshield
Audioroot BG-DU battery distributor
Inspired energies batteries
Aaton Batteries

If money was no object, Bal would buy:
Aaton X3

 

TV shows and films mentioned:
Deadpool
Scrapheap challenge
Release the hounds
– Great British bakeoff
Star wars
Captain America
Mallrats
Clerks
Madmen

 

CONNECT WITH BAL:
Bal’s Website

 

Other stuff Bal wanted to share:

The smart battery shopping guide
Release the hounds phone booth clip
Article about lectrosonics on the Release the hounds show
Lectrosonics article about Bal

 

Bal’s Cedar DNS comparison files:


BEFORE Cedar DNS file


AFTER Cedar DNS file

Share on social media:

2 Comments

  1. Sam on 30/01/2017 at 5:42 PM

    Great episode! Just wondering if there was a link to “UK Sound Underground” as Bal mentions at about 45 minutes in? Can’t seem to find anything about it.

    • Pete Bailey on 07/02/2017 at 1:24 PM

      Hi, unfortunately it’s impossible to find on the net as it’s super private. You have to be invited in. I’m still waiting for my invite πŸ™‚

Leave a Comment