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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Location Recording Bill Adler – Barking 2 (Car Wrecks) – 30s

Bill Adler is great to work with. Like his father Jim, he is loud on screen and very pleasant in person.

Another creative concept by Moffett Productions, this shoot was a remarkable success.

This commercial was shot in 4K on a Sony FS7 with a jib. Audio was done with a Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SRC, SMDWB, IFB and Countryman B6 mics.



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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.

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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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Sound Recordist for Space Center Houston’s -Relive the Moon landing at Apollo 50 Live-

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.

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.

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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 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.

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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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Junkyard Skills! Audio for Jim Adler – The Texas Hammer

 

Jim Adler is loud on screen, and in person he is kind and smart. He knows what he wants and his clients seem to love what he does for them. It’s nice to meet a Texas legend and be proud of the work you do together. Thanks to Moffett Productions for calling me to help support this client.

This commercial was shot in 4K on a Sony FS7 with a jib. Audio was done with a Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SRC, SMDWB, IFB and Countryman B6 mics.

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Political Commercial Audio “I’m an Indie”

In this highly charged political era, it can be a challenge to be a sound pro. Following the First Amendment is still the most professional approach, such advocacy being occasionally wrenching. One cannot appear to endorse a party and lose the gig from others. Add to this the Citizen’s United decision and you have a landscape filled with media production funded by unknown sources. This video produced by Advoc8 for the Indie Party, is another approach that the Texas Tribune identifies as a for profit corperation.

I did all the location recording except the guy in the hat. Everyone on set was wonderful, and the result is some of the highest quality I have been involved with in political production. Thanks to Martini Lighting for the referral.

Sound Devices 633, Ambient Nano Lockits, and Lectrosonics wireless with Countryman B6 mics were used on this 4k and 6k production with Red Dragon and Sony FS-7 cameras.

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J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve Award a Gullo Ford For Papa John’s Houston

Houston Texan’s J.J. Watt, Houston Astro’s Jose Altuve and Papa John’n Pizza Houston award a Gullo Ford of Conroe F150 as the prize of a hashtag social media campaign. Jose made some pizzas, then picked up J.J. and they delivered the truck to the winner’s home and took him for a spin in his truck.

From an audio standpoint, this was a reality-esque single camera car giveaway with bag drops, trucks, crowds and media scrum. A Sound Devices 633, Sony FS7, and Lectrosonics digital hybrid mics and IFB.

Moffett Productions and Citizen Doug Productions have developed a track record of successful auto giveaways.

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Multi Camera Audio Support For Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here Comedy Special on Netflix

Doug Robertson was hired as the A2 to support the Tig Notaro Happy To Be Here Comedy Special on Netflix. Duties included time code sync using the ACN Ambient Communications Network on five Red Heliums and RTS intercom provided by VER. Other services included music support.

Fun fact, the provided wireless mics (not VER or house) weren’t quite getting it for Tig’s needs. Sound Mixer Alex Altman asked me if I had any mics. So I rushed off set to to pick up my freshly reblocked UT400 for it’s maiden voyage. I now have four of these reliable and great sounding mics available

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Fashion Audio with Clint Capela

Working for the NBA, I got to record Houston Rockets player Clint Capela and NBA Playmaker BULL1TRC at Dick’s Sporting Goods on this two camera shoot. We get to hear some of what catches Clint’s eye when it comes to NBA fashions.

Audio was recorded on a Sound Devices 633 with Lectrosonics wireless and IFB. Thanks to Even Gelber for the gig!

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Location Sound Recording with Kechi Okwuchi for Shriner’s Hospital for Children

Location sound services were provided for this series of Shriner’s Hospital for Children videos with Kechi Okwuchi at the Galveston, TX hospital. The spots were produceed by Targeted Content Marketing.

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