For almost four seasons, we did a little talk show called The After Party on HousotnPBS. This was another brainchild of the amazing Ernie Manouse and was capably directed by Matt Brawley. We were crammed into studio B. Music consisted of a tiny stage and a crappy electric piano. It was a great vehicle to promote the cultural scene in Houston, and I got to design and mix a classic, if small, host-desk driven talk show with a live audience. The show gave me a huge respect for the cats that do the classic TV talk shows, and it was a ride that upped the game of the entire crew at KUHT. Killed in its prime by a new station manager who had to make his mark by screwing up something and then leaving, I doubt the like will be seen again.
One of the cooler things I got to do in 2013 was record a days worth of interviews at The Cycle Shack North where Lyle Lovett had his first job. Lyle sat for on camera interviews for Penton – The John Penton Story, a film he would later narrate. There were also many interviews for the movie at the shop. The film is still in limited independent theatrical presentation.
Recording double system for DSLR was provided with a Sound Devices 552, Sennheiser 416, and Lectrosonics wireless.
Another fine Moffett Productions ad, this one for Don McGill Toyota. Citizen Doug Productions provided location sound recording utilizing double system recording via Sound Devices 633 with a full rez two track mix to the 4K PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 Camera via a Lectrosonics SRB hop. We threw in crowd chanting and cheers using the sales staff of Don McGill for field walla.
We also contributed to the art department a little.
In this panorama:Harris County Jury Plaza (Jury Assembly Room), Administration Bldg, First and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals (Old Civil Courts), Juvenile Justice Center, Juvenile Justice Center, Family Law Center, Criminal Justice Center, Parking Garage, Old Fire Station Bldg, Records Center ( Old Central Jail ), Civil Courthouse,
Copyright 2015, Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions
It is always a pleasure to work with any of the Phi Slamma Jamma alumni and Clyde the Glide Drexler is no exception. It was particularly fascinating to hear the conversation between Clyde and Terrance while they drove together. Terrance is a Circle of Honor member, 25 years without an accident.
This project of drive along audio was shot on DSLR and GoPro and used Plural Eyes for synchronization. Audio was recorded with Sound Devices 633, Sennheiser mkh 416, Lectrosonics wireless and IFB.
Working with Hamilton Williams as he drove from McAllen to Tomball, Texas was a great experience. Mobil Delvac Behind the Wheel and Moxie Pictures designed a great opportunity to capture the relationship between a truck driver and his rig. Shot on a Sony F5 and Canon 5D with double system sound via Sound Devices 633, Ambient Lockit, Denecke TSC, Lectrosonics Wireless and IFB with Sennheiser and Sonotrim mics.
Citizen Doug Productions has kits for solutions involving IFB, Intercom, Audio and Video Teleconferencing, Town Halls, Satellite Truck Feeds, Flyaway Pack support, Radio Remotes, Camera CCU support, Remote Trucks, Sports Events, Web Streaming, Live Broadcasts, Correspondents, Sideline Reporters, any situations that require phone calls into on camera talent, phone bridges or intercoms.
The road ready case contains two (2x) Telos One hybrids with Super Auto Answer (SAA) options, an RTS SSA 324 2/2 or 2/4 wire interface Useful for an IFB and an intercom interconnect, an audio only teleconference with intercom, a video teleconference with phone bridge, or interfacing two different intercom systems, these are reliable pieces that give the operator complete control over volume in and out of the telephone lines and the intercoms.
For interviews on the go, LiveStream backpack, pickup lines with remote producer and agency approval and on site tape syncs or IP codec streaming, iDevices can be tied in via blue tooth and monitored wirelessly via Lectrosonics IFB.
Citizen Doug Productions offers the Telex Sound Mate system for, IFB, listening assistance, simultaneous translation, on set listening, tour guidance and focus group monitoring. In the 72 MHz listening assistance band, an PST-16 portable battery powered transmitter or ST-100 AC powered base station are both available, each with 16 channels of frequency agility. Ten SR-100 listening belt packs are also available.
It is an honor and privilege to have a job that allows me to meet and record Houstonians that give back to their community. For 90 years the Jr League of Houston has fostered the unique character and culture of the town through the activation and action of women citizens. Zen Film created the video for this milestone anniversary. Douglas Robertson of Citizen Doug Productions did most of the interview recordings for the project.