Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Killer Robots Have Laser Eyes

I've Been Workin' on the F Train.


I was asked recently what gear we're using to shoot with.

Panasonic HVX200 camera.
Letus 35mm adapter
Canon S.S.C. lens set (28mm, 35mm, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 200mm, and a 50mm macro lens) -- all via eBay

Sound Devices 702 recorder
Oktava MK012A microphone with hypercardioid capsule (from the Sound Room not from Guitar Center -- the Sound Room has much better quality control.) I actually have two -- one for indoors and one mounted inside a zeppelin for exteriors
Lectrosonics sm transmitter and a 400 series wireless receiver
PSC Millimic which is not as popular as the Sanken COS 11 or the Countryman mics, but sounds very very dry and works well when editing dialog.
I also have an Ambient Master Radio Slate which is way overkill.

All the sound gear except for the Oktava were got at Professional Sound in New York.

As for lights we basically use whatever. I have some Lowell L-Lights. A couple fluorescents. Sometimes we borrow Mitchell's Kino-Flo.

We have a LeMaitre Neutron XS hazer. We use it a lot but it's pretty loud.


Chance Shirley said...

Let me state again that I love the Sound Devices 702 almost as much as my Aaton 16mm camera. And have you seen that they're making an 8-track recorder now? Awesomely ridiculous.

Andrew Bellware said...

The preamps, and especially the limiters, on the Sound Devices stuff totally rocks my vole.