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19: “Trump told me never to name drop” – Sound with Steve Wytas

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Today’s Film Industry Pro is sound Mixer Steve Wytas. Steve has been on the scene for couple of decades and has covered a tonne of live television and commercials, including a commercial with Trump declaring how his whites are whiter than white. Steve gives us a great insight into how to deal with the stress of being a location sound engineer and how a couple of customary shots of vodka before lunch isn’t the best idea on a shoot.

SUBJECTS COVERED:
– Steve’s funny on set stories and challenges
– Equipment
– Steve’s recording studio
– Steve’s new source for buying kit on the cheap
– Tips on using lav mics
– Rates and how much to charge

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

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

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Kit mentioned:
Cos-11 lav mics
Lectrosinic radio mics
Sennheiser G3
Super CMiT microphone
Schoeps CMiT5u microphone
Sound devices 688
Sound devices 633
Sound devices MixPre-D
Sony 7506 headphones
BAE 1073 Amplifier
Coles 4038 Microphone
Neve 1073 DPX mic preamp eq unit
Countryman B6 Lav mic
Hush Lavs
Transpore medical tape
Moleskin
Sennheiser SKP 2000 plugin transmitter
Neumann 184 microphone
Neumann 185 microphone

Other resources Mentioned:
Studiocare.com (remember to use promoted FILM-5)
Reverb.com
Dirt floor recordings

TV shows and films mentioned:
Spinal Tap

Recommended book:
Recording unhinged

CONNECT WITH STEVE:
Steve’s Website

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