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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
The crew followed Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October to Rod Ryan’s radio show on iHeartRadio’s 94.5 the Buzz the first day that Don McGill Toyota gave away a car as part of their Drive Houston Home campaign. Audio for video during a radio appearance is one of the many services Citizen Doug Productions can provide. Our experience with radio production, both in studio and on location provides insightful successful results that have little to no interruptive impact on the in-progress radio station partner.
A Sound Devices 633 and Lectrosonics package was used.
This was a three camera run and gun shoot at Allen Parkway Village (pictured) and locations around Houston including the #ReliefGang warehouse. Cameras by Sirius Video were Sony FS-7’s. The audio package was Sound Devices 633 based with Ambient Recording ACN networked ACL 204 Lockits and NanoLockits. Wireless was Lectrosonics SRC, SRB, and IFB with SMQV and 400a transmitters.
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
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.
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