Grenade “Do It Again” at KUHT 3-26-03

Grenade covers Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”

Usually I tried to influence the music segments on ‘the beat’ towards original compositions with a few notable exceptions. I figured if we were going to represent Houston Music, then the performances should be from the minds of the people on the video. Particularly with Jazz, where there is a strong tradition of improvising over a known composition, it was important not to exclude other forms of originality. Faster boys faster!

Kelly Dean sax, John Calderon guitar, Vernon Daniels drums, Felix Luna bass, and Gilbert Sedeño keys.

More from Grenade “All You Can Eat Ribs”, “Rhino Wino” and “Stage Fright”

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Case Study: Don McGill Toyota: Drive Houston Home with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October

I’ve been building a rig capable of covering a music event and the BTS elements of the performers in a seamless way. This is the first time I have begun to see that potential. During this surprise car giveaway to a cancer patient by Don McGill Toyota, a day of ENG, a radio interview and appearances culminated in a secret attended performance by Justin Furstenfeld. At the end of the evening they gave away the car.

Three rigs were in play. A Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics package had all the lavs and handhelds in play iso recorded. A Pix 260 recorded the audience mics, all the wireless mics in and a PA feed. The digital PA system recorded a multitrack capture of the stage elements.

This event and social media campaign was produced for Don McGill Toyota through Fountain Forward by Moffett Productions

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Gigapan Downtown Houston Skyline Buffalo Bayou at Hirsch Rd Dusk


Gigapan Downtown Houston Skyline Buffalo Bayou at Hirsch Rd Dusk

Copyright 2017 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Bag Drop Car Audio for Don McGill Toyota Houston – High Up Highlander

Among the skills that must be mentioned is the bag drop. Often audio pros cannot safely ride in a vehicle and stay out of the shot. A common solution is to guess at the levels, pull the trigger and drop the bag in the car. This means that anything you get is very zen. This technique is not without its problems and things don’t always come out 100% perfect, but since the advent of the GoPro, talent driven cars have become a regular thing.

It was a hoot working with the Rockets Power Dancers. Don McGill Toyota is doing amazing things with this campaign. More to come!

Produced by Moffett Productions, this Social Media campaign was shot with two Sony FS7 and some GoPros. Location audio utilized Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics wireless.

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Recording Actual Customers at Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land


Recently recorded some great stories from actual customers of Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land for Moffett Productions.

This was a three camera shoot with Arri Alexa and Sony FS7, The sound was recorded direct to camera and double system using the Sound Devices 633 and Denecke TSC Slate.

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Wild Audio Interview for October and ALDI


It’s a simple formula, and it still works. Record an interview in the office, and cut the location shots over it. ALDI‘s Karla Waddleton was wonderful. It was a pleasure to work with October.

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Interview Audio fo the Joy School “Why would parents want their child to attend The Joy School?”

Here’s another in the series at The Joy School doing location sound interview audio for Ticking Clock Productions. The school is an amazing Houston institution where children with cognitive differences find a safe and supportive environment in which to learn, grow, and thrive.

The interviews were shot on a Red Epic and a Sony A7s with sync sound recorded with Lectrosonics wireless, Sound Devices 633, and Denecke TSC Slate

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Location Sound Recordist for Red’s True Barbecue at HLSR’s World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

REDS TRUE BBQ // TRAILER from Craig Bingham on Vimeo.


The British are coming! And they want to win. We followedRed’s True Barbecue Team on five days of meat hooliganism at the HLSR World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest This Leed’s based restaurant chain is honestly good at what they do, which explains the Austin style lines in the English weather.

Released on Facebook, shot on a Canon c300 by the ever congenial Craig Bingham, sometimes double system, sometimes just the camera mic. He’s so nice I had my worries, but don’t underestimate him. Sound was recorded on a Sound Devices 633 with Lectrosonics wireless and an Ambient ACL-204 Lockit.

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Gigapan Under US 69 at Buffalo Bayou Dusk

Under US 69 at Buffalo Bayou Dusk

Copyright 2017 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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“Will Rav 4 Food” Safari Sound by Citizen Doug

Don McGill Toyota and the Houston Food Bank went to Franklin Drive Thru Safari. For each animal fed, a donation was given.

Produced by Moffett Productions, this Social Media campaign was shot with two Sony FS7. Location audio utilized Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics wireless.

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What makes The Joy School unique or special? Interview audio with students

I recently got to record student interview audio at The Joy School for Ticking Clock Productions. The school is an amazing Houston institution where children with cognitive differences find a safe and supportive environment in which to learn, grow, and thrive.

The interviews were shot on a Red Epic and a Sony A7s with sync sound recorded with Lectrosonics wireless, Sound Devices 633, and Denecke TSC Slate

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Gigapan McDonald Observatory Overlooking Fort Davis, TX

McDonald Observatory Overlooking Fort Davis, TX. View from the porch of Bill Wren, the lead of Dark Sky Preservation at University of Texas Astronomy.

Copyright 2017 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Ambient ACC 501 with time code tuning to GPS reference

Citizen Doug Productions now offers atomic clock accurate tuning to the world wide standard, GPS, for all 5 pin lemo Ambient Recording Lockits, Sound Devices 6 and 7 series, and Arri Alexa and Arri Mini cameras, via the Ambient ACC 501 with ACCSI-GPS.


It is recommended for any systems older than two years and before any long run multi-camera, multi bag sound jobs with long run recordings. Contact today to make sure your time code gear is right on time.

Citizen Doug Productions now has Ambient Recording’s ACC 501, ACL 203, ACL 204, Ambient Nano Lockits.

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Tacoma New Puppy Location Sound for Social Media With DonMcGill Toyota and Moffett Productions

CITYCENTRE hosted Paws in the Plaza, an animal rescue event where the Don McGill Toyota team encouraged families to “Tacoma” new puppy! Needless to say, the dogs were a huge hit! Friends For Life was the no kill animal rescue that supported the event.

Produced by Moffett Productions, this Social Media campaign was shot with two Sony FS7, two Canon 5D and two GoPro Blacks. Location audio utilized Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics wireless

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Tape Sync Recording for NPR’s All Things Considered with James Baker



This is the second part of a Tape Sync Douglas Robertson recorded for NPR’s All Things Considered in an interview with Robert Siegel

The first part of the Tape Sync on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Tape Sync for NPR’s All Things Considered with James Baker for Chris Whipple’s “The Gatekeepers”


Honored to record a tape sync of Secretary of State James A. Baker III for NPR’s All Things Considered in an interview with Robert Siegel and Chris Whipple about his new book “The Gatekeepers: How the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency”

Part Two of this tape sync interview.

See excerpts from “The Gatekeepers” documentary which Douglas Robertson also contributed to.

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Location Sound Mixer for Simone Biles & Aly Raisman Tour Houston | Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

If you want an all access tour of Houston, tag along with two gold medalists, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles. Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue 2017 swing through Houston, TX began with a full day of fun on the town. We saw the Houston Zoo, NASA, including ISS Mission Control, shopped for western wear and scarfed up some Mexican food.

The BTS videos were produced and shot by the Bozzwicks with a Sony FS7 and Dog Schidt Lenses.

Audio equipment included Sound Devices 633, Ambient ACL 204 Lockit, Sennheiser MHK 416, Countryman B6, Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid wireless, and IFB.

Watch the behind the scenes video of Aly Raisman’s SI Swimsuit shoot.

Watch the behind the scenes video of Simone Biles’ SI Swimsuit shoot.

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Location Audio with Simone Biles on Instagram for #NoKidHungry to help Give A Child Breakfast.


Doug Robertson was booked to record Simone Biles for the #nokidhungry campaign. This post got 350,000 views in the first 24 hours.

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Location Sound Mixer for Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land Moffett Productions Campaign

Citizen Doug Productions was honored to support this campaign with location sound for Moffett Productions .
The Arri Alexa was provided by Nadji Films. Sound was recorded to a Sound Devices 633 with Lectrosonics wireless.

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Gigapan Downtown Skyline from UHD 1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 night


Downtown Skyline from UHD 1 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 night

Copyright 2017 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Sport Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Simone Biles Behind the Scenes Audio

I always wondered what it’s be like to work on a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition video. It is a truly world class professional experience. The 2017 SI Swimsuit featured two 2016 Olympic Gold Medal Gymnasts, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles. On a short stop in Houston, Texas during their post Olympic tour, the SI team abandoned the beach and came to the Bayou City, which will also host the first ever VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit festival.

The BTS videos were produced and shot by the Bozzwicks with a Sony FS7 and Dog Schidt Lenses. Locations included The World Champion Centre, The Spring Texas Skate Park, Houston Zoo, NASA Johnson Space Center, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Cullen Sculpture Garden. Audio equipment included Sound Devices 633, Ambient ACL 204 Lockit, Sennheiser MHK 416, Countryman B6, Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid wireless, and IFB.

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