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Check out the Location Sound Podcast where each episode we talk with location sound mixers, boom ops and other industry pros about the various aspects of recording sound on-location for feature and independent films, TV commercials, interviews, anytime where dialog from actors is recorded. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out, this podcast is packed with great stories and lessons about recording on-location.
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075 Judi Lee-Headman – Production Sound Mixer based out of St. Albans, UK

Judi Lee-Headman is a Production Sound Mixer based out of St. Albans, UK. She’s worked on the Showtime series Homeland, the British TV series The Tunnel, Britannia and Intergalactic to name a few. She uses the Sound Devices 688 mixer/recorder and CL-12 on her cart and 788T for bag drops. Judi uses Wisycom wireless and Sanken COS-11 lavs. For shotgun mics she uses Schoeps CMIT5u and a variety of Sennheiser mics. For timecode Judi uses Ambient MasterLockits, Lockits and NanoLockits.

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074 Ric Viers – Author of The Location Sound Bible and The Sound Effects Bible

Ric Viers is a producer, international author, sound designer and the world’s largest independent producer of professional sound effects libraries with more than 670 products produced to date. He is the author of “The Sound Effects Bible”, “The Location Sound Bible”, and “Make Some Noise” and the founder of Blastwave FX – one of the world’s leading sound effects publishers. Ric is also a graduate of Full Sail University.

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073 Stu Chacon – Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California

Stu Chacon is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. He uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder and a Sound Devices MixPre-6 for car work, Lectrosonics 411 wireless receivers, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Schoeps CMIT-5u shotgun mic and a Sennheiser MKH-50 for indoor dialog. Stu uses Tentacle Sync timecode boxes and a Denecke smart slate.

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071 Michael “Ponch” St. Hilaire – Production Sound Mixer based out of Queens, New York

Michael “Ponch” St. Hilaire is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Queens, New York. He’s recorded sound for shows like The Apprentice, The Amazing Race and Survivor. Ponch uses a Sound Devices 633 recorder and a Sound Devices MixPre-3 as a backup. He also uses Wisycom wireless transmitters/receivers, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mics and Tentacle Sync for timecode. Ponch also uses an Orca audio bag.

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070 Jimmy Gilmore – Production Sound Mixer based out of Atlanta, Georgia

Jimmy Gilmore is a production sound mixer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He uses a Sound Devices 664 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless, Sanken and DPA lav mics, Sennheiser MKH-416, MKH-50 and AKG 460B shotgun mics. For timecode Jimmy uses MozeGear and a Deneke smart slate. For power distribution, he has a Remote Audio BDS and a Meon LiFe cart battery.

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069 LaRon Cooper – Production Sound Mixer based out of Kansas City, Missouri

LaRon Cooper is a Production Sound Mixer based out of Kansas City, Missouri. He uses a Sound Devices MixPre-6 first generation mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics 411 wireless receivers and SMQV transmitters, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, 2 Sennheiser G3 wireless receiver/transmitters and Audio Root for power distribution. LaRon likes the Sennheiser MKH-50 and MKH-416 shotgun mic on his Ktek boom pole. He also uses a Ktek bag. LaRon also like using his Deneke time code box.

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068 Michael Helms – Behind-The-Scenes filming at Daytona International Speedway

Michael Helms is the host of the Location Sound Podcast and a production sound mixer based out of Florida. This episode was released during the COVID-19 pandemic and he talks about a few things to pass the time while most film and TV productions are on hold. Michael also shares behind-the-scenes working on the YouTube video, “Kyle Busch Signs the Line at the Daytona 500” for Toyota Racing. Michael uses Sound Devices mixer/recorders, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers and SMDWB transmitters, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mics and Tentacle Sync for timecode.

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067 Jeremy Zunk – Production Sound Mixer based out of the Washington, D.C. metro area

Jeremy Zunk is a production sound mixer based out of the Washington, D.C. metro area. He uses and owns a variety of Sound Devices mixer/recorders. He likes Lectrosonics wireless transmitters and receivers, Sanken COS-11 lavs and dpa lavs, Schoeps shotgun mics and the Sennheiser MKH-50. Jeremy also uses Tentacle Sync timecode boxes.

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