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20: Location Sound in Kenya – With Willis Abuto

FILM INDUSTRY PRO
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Today’s Film Industry Pro is Kenyan Location sound Mixer, Willis Abuto. Willis Is one of the most passionate Soundies (yes I said “soundie”) I know and has a great attitude towards the job and life in general. He’s a huge advocate of learning and growing and encourages others to continue to keep on top of their game. As you can imagine, Kenya is a much different place compared to where most of us work and live and some of the customs that Willis has had to partake while on the job are pretty extreme…

SUBJECTS COVERED:
– Willis’ location stories and challenges
– Equipment
– Passion for sound
– crazy customs can make you blind
– 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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Kit mentioned:
SQN4S
Sound Devices 664
Sennheiser MKH 416
MKH50
Sony UHF radios
Lectrosonics UCR 401
– DR-80
DR-70D
DR-40
K-tek boom pole
Panamic boom pole
Rode boom pole
Audio Ltd. 2040
Wisycom (camera link)
Tentacle sync
Rycote stickies

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TV shows and films mentioned:
John Bishop Gorilla shoot in Rwanda ITV

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Recommended book:
The Location Sound Bible
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CONNECT WITH WILLIS:
Instagram: soundrecordist_africa
Twitter: Abuto_willis
Facebook: Willis Abuto
Facebook page: Willis Abuto – Sound Recordist – East & Central Africa

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