Citizen Doug Shoots and Edits “Wanna Be A Baller” Music Video for Doc Loc and the Swangers

It’s just amazing how Houston has embraced this video on Facebook: 1.000,000 views in five days with over 27,000 shares. Thank you Houston!

Henry Darragh called me and asked if I would shoot his studio date at Wire Road with Doc Loc and the Swangers. I grabbed my Canon c300, Ambient lockits, Canon 5d and we were off to the races! Then I edited for a little while.

Check out “On My Block” by Doc Loc and the Swangers

Doc Loc and the Swangers soloists:
James Williams III (trumpet)
Kendall Moore (trombone)
Grace Estrada (baritone saxophone)
Tito Carbonelli-Hernandez (tenor)
Jordan Stephens (bass trombone)

Woody Witt (alto), Brian Perez (tenor), Cory Wilson (alto), Gerry Mata and Salvador Velasco, (trumpets), Silvio Giannetti, and Henry Darragh (trombones), Glen Ackerman (bass), Jerre Jackson (drums), Dan Workman (co-producer), Josh Applebee (engineer/mixing engineer), Christopher Longwood (mastering engineer), and videography by Citizen Doug Productions. Recording Studio: Wire Road. Mixing and some solo tracking at Upper East Room at Château de Palestine

Also appearing, Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SMDWB, IFB, and UT400.

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Carolyn Wonderland with Scott Daniels “I Believe In You” at KUHT 6-30-04

I was anticipating posting this taping of Carolyn performing the Bob Dylan song “I Believe In You” at KUHT on 6-30-04 with some sadness. It was one of the last band recordings I did for HoustonPBS as the show was canceled and I was laid off several years later. Now the misery is complete. This is the last recording I made of Scott Daniels who passed on 5-12-13

More Carolyn: “Radio Blues”, “Bad Girl” and “Bloodless Revolution”


I met Scott playing in Fleshmop with Jay Maulsby, Ben Collis and Rich Tapia while I was doing house sound at the Axiom circa 1990. One of their tunes, later revived by Joint Chiefs, was “Rubber Things” presented here by the Thunderloo band that played the premiere production that inspired Infernal Bridegroom Productions and later Catastrophic Theater, “In the Under Thunderloo”. This is an excellent example of Scott’s amazing chording capability, which made him not only a killer lead guitarist, but a brilliant accompanist as in “I Believe In You”. I signed on to watch over the sound, though I didn’t mix the house sound every night; I did keep the house system of the club, then named under new management Catal Hyuck, alive and provided a few pieces of gear. The last two nights, I borrowed my mentor Pat Coakley’s Winnebago and set up my Audioarts 8008 and DAT, borrowed a bunch of gear from Rock Romano, and nicked this recording of Scott, Leesa Harrington (-Squyres), Jay, Chris King (who traded bass chores with Brett Needham), Matt Kelly, Scott A. Beliveau, and Joshua Kosoy. The mic plug fell out of Jay’s mic in the middle.

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Location Sound Recording for Key by Amazon

Interviews on location are still the bedrock of the work that Citizen Doug Productions provides. For this series of ads for Key by Amazon produced by Shooting Stars Pro. Lectrosonics lav and hypercardioid boom were mixed through a Sound Devices 633 hard wired directly to a Red Dragon.

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Podcast Recording for Slate’s Slow Burn “Cops on My Tail”

Got to record Allen Tanner, defense attorney for Ronald Ray Howard for the Slow Burn Podcast. The tape sync was done at his law office in Houston with a Zoom F6.

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LiveU Audio Feed, NBA-TV, 2019 NBA Media Day for NBA-TV Russell Westbrook & James Harden On Playing Together,

James Harden on NBA-TV Media Day 2019

Russell Westbrook on NBA-TV Media Day 2019

It has been a pleasure to be a part of Rockets Media Day for many years. 2019’s assignment was to provide live mixes for a LiveU feed to NBA-TV of many of the team members.

Audio was from two hard wired handheld mics to a Sound Devices 633 which fed the camera and on to the transmission backpack via SDI embed.

Shot by Julye Newlin

No retakes, mic technique included. GOGOGO.

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Location Audio for Schlumberger: Innovation and Determination to Empower Veterans on Military Makeover

Schlumberger has a remarkable culture which includes an active interest in veteran recruitment. Leading that effort is Nick Tran, a remarkable vet in his own right.

Honored to record the interview for Military Makeover and Matthew and Company. Two Canon c500 were supported with Sound Device 633, Lectrosonics wireless and Ambient Nano Lockits.

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Interview Recording Wireless: A Critical Lifeline | Janine

Janine told her Harvey story and took us to the house that flooded.

Shot for CTIA by Ellipsis on Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6K with Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics wireless with Denecke TSC time code slate

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Location Sound Recordist for -Wireless: A Critical Lifeline | Lauren & Jon-

Two years after Harvey, the stories are still amazing. Lauren and John invited us into their restored home, their first, which they closed on just a month before the storm.

Shot for CTIA by Ellipsis on Black Magic Pocket Cinema 6K with Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics wireless with Denecke TSC time code slate

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Production Audio Mixer for First Community Credit Union TV Commercial 2019

Citizen Doug Productions is honored to continue a multi-season effort as Production Audio Mixer with the Houston Texans, You Squared Media, First Community Credit Union (FCCU), and Moffett Productions. Airing of the first commercial is seen during the Houston Texans football game.

Sound for the Arri Alexa Mini was supported with Sound Devices 633, Ambient Recording Locits, Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid wireless and IFB.

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Location Audio for Amorphic -The Eagle has landed- Space Center Houston

Citizen Doug Productions is honored to have contributed a small part to the Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration at Space Center Houston and the Johnson Space Center by Richard King Films

Douglas Robertson recorded sound on this promo supporting the Blue Ribbon Digital Media Arri Mini with Sound Devices 633, Ambient Lockits, Lectrosonics wireless and IFB. Grip and Electric Services by Nadji Films.

More of this campaign:
“There’s space for everyone”
“Rockets, Robots & Rovers”
“The Eagle has landed”
“There’s space for everyone

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Location Audio Mixer for “Rockets, Robots & Rovers” at Space Center Houston

This ad for Space Center Houston is a whole take dolly shot in front of a projection. Citizen Doug was booked to record the audio for this series and used a Sound Devices 633 with Lectrosonics, Digital Hybrid wireless and IFB. Time code was supplied to Blue Ribbon Digital Media’s Arri Mini via Ambient lockit. Grip and Electric provided by Nadji FIlms.

More of this campaign:
“There’s space for everyone”
“Rockets, Robots & Rovers”
“The Eagle has landed”
“There’s space for everyone

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Location Audio for -Alex Bregman Partners With Champion Energy-

Houston Astro Alex Bregman was a great choice for this campaign for Champion Energy. He was a joy on set and gave great performances take after take.

Check out more work sound work I have done with Moffett Productions

Sound support for the Red Helium included Sound Devices 633, Ambient Lockits , and Lectrosonics wireless.

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Location Sound for -Get the Champion Energy Baseball Fan Plan- wilth Alex Bregman

Another fine creative effort from the minds of Moffett Productions. I am super excited to have been hired to record this new campaign for Champion Energy.

Sound support for the Red Helium included Sound Devices 633, Ambient Lockits , and Lectrosonics wireless.

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Location Sound at Space Center Houston for “There’s space for everyone”

This ad for Space Center Houston is a whole take dolly shot in front of a projection. Citizen Doug was booked to record the audio for this series by Richard King Films and used a Sound Devices 633 with Lectrosonics, Digital Hybrid wireless and IFB. Time code was supplied to Blue Ribbon Digital Media’s Arri Mini via Ambient lockit. Grip and Electric provided by Nadji FIlms.

More of this campaign:
“There’s space for everyone”
“Rockets, Robots & Rovers”
“The Eagle has landed”
“There’s space for everyone

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Hit by a Drunk Driver Testimonial Audio for Jim Adler

Recorded in-office at Jim Adler and Associates, this series of commercials by Moffett Productions has actual clients telling their own stories. Two Sony FS7’s and a boom all hard wired to a Sound Devices 633. The closing scene with Mr. Adler included a channel of Lectrosonics SMDWB.

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Citizen Doug Shoots and Edits “25 Lighters” Music Video for Doc Loc and the Swangers

“25 Lighters” is the third video shot and edited by Citizen Doug for Doc Loc and the Swangers eponymous first album. I am so thrilled to have been able to work with Henry Darragh on this project.

Available for download at Apple Music

Henry Darragh called me and asked if I would shoot his studio date at Wire Road with Doc Loc and the Swangers. I grabbed my Canon c300, Ambient lockits, Canon 5d and we were off to the races! Then I edited for a little while.


Check out “On My Block” by Doc Loc and the Swangers

Doc Loc and the Swangers soloists:
James Williams III (trumpet)
Kendall Moore (trombone)
Grace Estrada (baritone saxophone)
Tito Carbonelli-Hernandez (tenor)
Jordan Stephens (bass trombone)

Woody Witt (alto), Brian Perez (tenor), Cory Wilson (alto), Gerry Mata and Salvador Velasco, (trumpets), Silvio Giannetti, and Henry Darragh (trombones), Glen Ackerman (bass), Jerre Jackson (drums), Dan Workman (co-producer), Josh Applebee (engineer/mixing engineer), Christopher Longwood (mastering engineer), and videography by Citizen Doug Productions. Recording Studio: Wire Road. Mixing and some solo tracking at Upper East Room at Château de Palestine

Also appearing, Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SMDWB, IFB, and UT400.

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Straight to Feet with PJ Tucker | LEVIS Sound Stage Audio for COMPLEX at Moffett Productions

Houston Rocket PJ Tucker and stylist Paige Geran were so nice to work with. This fashion consult powered by LEVIS was shot on site at Moffett Productions stage in Tomball, TX and includes a look at the generous dressing room adjacent to the sound stage.

Support for two Sony FS7 with Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SRC, Lectrosonics SMDWB, and Lectrosonics IFB

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Citizen Doug does Vari-speed Music Video Playback

Varispeeding audio playback while a camera over or under-cranks is not a new technique. I am able to match a variety of camera frame rates on set, on demand. I was hired to do the first three days of on set playback in Houston on Solange’s short film “When I Get Home.” The second video release of this material “Almeda” uses some of the images shot while I did playback. Solange spent a lot of time crafting this work as can be seen by the number of scenes that obviously are Houston and many that are not. With so much rich material, many of the scenes we shot were not used or were re-purposed. The whole piece is psychedelic and reminiscent in tone. The mixture of images generated at different time base rates help build that mood. It would be difficult to claim or reveal very much at all about the process. A clear example of a shifted base rate that I supported is the spinning cowboy hat. Notice that Solange’s lip sync performance is spot-on while the hat moves a little slower than it would naturally.

So since I couldn’t easily explain the process, I decided to make a demo
for Instagram of the varispeed playback rig I assembled. I couldn’t get all the elements of this special rig demonstrated in under two minutes and Instagram is limited to one minute. No problem! Varispeed that! You will notice that the clocks are running at double speed and the demonstration of the director’s mic, recorded live, is pitched up. This goofy little demo is the opposite of beautiful divas languidly dancing and lip syncing. It was shot and edited over a single take as a one man band.

As a side note, it was a tremendous honor and pleasure to work with Chayse Irvin, CSC (DOP “BlacKKKlansman”). He is a remarkably gifted and pleasant professional. Film pros of my vintage and local always wonder if we will ever get to work in 35mm film again. His insight and requests helped hone the techniques that I used and both conserved film stock and saved film related budget. Like me, I know that he didn’t work on every frame in this expansive work, but his early influence set the bar high

Equipment in the demo includes Zoom F8n, Zoom F8 Control app, Apple Mac Pro, Apple iPad, Avid Pro Tools, Denecke Time Code Slates, Yeti Source Zero 1400, Lectrosonics IFB, Lectrosonics digital hybrid wireless

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Citizen Doug Shoots and Edits “On My Block” Music Video for Doc Loc and the Swangers


Henry Darragh called me and asked if I would shoot his studio date at Wire Road with Doc Loc and the Swangers. I grabbed my Canon c300, Ambient lockits, Canon 5d and we were off to the races! Then I edited for a little while.

Doc Loc and the Swangers soloists:
James Williams III (trumpet)
Kendall Moore (trombone)
Grace Estrada (baritone saxophone)
Tito Carbonelli-Hernandez (tenor)
Jordan Stephens (bass trombone)

Woody Witt (alto), Brian Perez (tenor), Cory Wilson (alto), Gerry Mata and Salvador Velasco, (trumpets), Silvio Giannetti, and Henry Darragh (trombones), Glen Ackerman (bass), Jerre Jackson (drums), Dan Workman (co-producer), Josh Applebee (engineer/mixing engineer), Christopher Longwood (mastering engineer), and videography by Citizen Doug Productions. Recording Studio: Wire Road. Mixing and some solo tracking at Upper East Room at Château de Palestine

 

Check out “Wanna Be A Baller” by Doc Loc and the Swangers

Also appearing, Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SMDWB, IFB, and UT400.

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Gigapan New Year’s Eve 2018 Houston TX


New Year’s Eve 2018 Houston TX

Copyright 2019 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

See it on the gigapan site

More gigapans by Citizen Doug.

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Playback! for Travis Scott – SICKO MODE ft. Drake provided in Htown by Citizen Doug

Got to work for Freenjoy’s production of Travis Scott – SICKO MODE ft. Drake directed by Dave Meyers and Travis Scott.

On set music playback was supported with Pro Tools, Ambient Recording ACL 204, Denecke TSC slate, QSC K8 speackers, Lectrosonics IFB, and Zoom L20 over the first two days of production throughout Houston, Texas.


Check out the long history of Citizen Doug supporting music video in Houston, Texas

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