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.
Mark LeBlanc is a location sound mixer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He’s worked on TV shows like AMC’s Preacher and Fox’s Scream Queens and American Horror Story. Mark has also worked on Logan, Fantastic Four and G.I. Joe: Retaliation and American Made starring Tom Cruise. He uses a Sound Devices 788T and CL-9, Lectrosonics Venues and recently picked up a Zaxcom Max. He uses a variety of mics including the AKG CK69 shotgun mic, Sennheiser MKH-416 and MKH-70.
Justan Ross is a location sound mixer based out of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He’s worked in the televsion and film industry for over 20 years. He works on features, TV series, docs and commercials. Justan uses a Sound Devices 644, a Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics 411’s, Comteks, Zaxcom, Meon Life battery, Cmit5u, MKH 50, MKH 416’s, and Ambient NanoLockits.
Yancey Pon Franco is a Boom Op based out of Los Angeles, California. Uses a Sound Devices 442 mixer into a Sound Devices 744 recorder, Lectrosonics 411 and 211 wireless, Rode NTG3 and Shure 215 In-Ear-Monitors. Instagram @boomninjahearsyou
Stefan Sparky Smuts is a location sound mixer based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. He’s currently using a Sound Devices MixPre-6, with an Orca OR-32 bag and OR-42 harness, Sony UWP D-11 wireless, Rode Filmmaker Lav System, a NTG 2 and a Sennheiser 416. He’s running a DIY power distribution powering the MixPre-6 via the USB-C. @stefansparkysmuts
Christopher Mas is a professional sound mixer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He’s worked on productions for reality, documentary and commercials. Christopher uses a Sound Devices 633, Wisycom wireless, Sanken COS 11 lavs, Lectrosonics wireless and Audio Root power distribution. www.masaudiollc.com
Timothy Chan is a location sound mixer based out of Chicago, Illinois. He uses a Zoom F8 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless, Sennheiser MKH415T shotgun mic, Oktava MK012 mic and Tentacle Sync for timecode. www.timothyfchan.com
Greg Smith has recorded SFX on numerous films including the Star Wars franchise, Indiana Jones films, Lincoln and many more. He has a wealth of sound recording experience and some fantastic stories. He currently is a professor at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia, teaching Film & Television and Sound Design. prosfromdoverproductions.com
Kally Williams is a location sound mixer based out of Los Angeles, California. She uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers, Sanken COS 11 mics, Tentacle Sync for timecode, a Schoeps CMIT 5u mic, a DPA 4017 mic, and Audio Root for power distribution. Kally also has a Sound Devices MixPre-6 for smaller projects.
Saeed Thomas is a location sound mixer based in Jamaica. Listen to this episode as Saeed discusses the differences of working in production sound in Jamaica compared to other parts of the world and how he got started in the industry. He uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics wireless, Sanken COS-11d mics and a Sennheiser 416. kintoshortfilm.com
Ferris Shaheen is a Freelance Audio Mixer and Boom Operator at GFS Sound. He uses the Sound Devices 688 12 input mixer/recorder with the Sound Devices SL-6 with 3 Lectrosonics Srbc dual channel receivers along with the Sound Devices CL-6. Ferris has a number of boom mics including the Shoeps CMIT5u, Sanken CS3e and the Sennheiser MKH416-PH shotgun mic. gfssound.com
Luke Pearson is a location sound mixer based out of Louisville, Kentucky. He’s a graduate of Berklee College of Music. www.lukepearsonaudio.com
Adam Parsons is an experienced Toronto based sound recordist, specializing in location mixing for documentary, commercial and narrative productions. He uses the Sound Devices 688 with the SL-6, Schoeps shotgun mics and Lectrosonics wireless with Sanken and DPA laws. www.audiosolutions.ca
Fernando Delgado is an Emmy Award winning audio consultant and owner of Stickman Sound in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has over 19 years of experience in both live and taped television including working with HBO Boxing since 2001. Visit his websites at www.soundslikefernando.com and stickmansound.com
Jennelle Jordan worked as producer of 244 episodes of the critically acclaimed television series Forensic Files, reaching an audience in over 142 countries worldwide. She also has extensive experience in TV & film as well as corporate/commercial and live events. Currently Jennelle is production manager at ProductionHUB, a global network of local crew and vendors that serves the film and video production industry. www.productionhub.com
T.J. Garland is a boom op and location sound mixer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. He’s worked on TV shows like Atlanta featuring Donald Glover and on the feature film Hangman with Al Pacino and Karl Urban. Listen as he shares some unique stories about being on-set.
Niel Guilarte is a producer, director and founder of Wildstyle Media based out of Orlando, Florida. Niel talks about his experience directing and editing, The Messengers: A Podcast Documentary and what he looks for when hiring a location sound recordist. Niel also hosts a podcast called All Things Post.
Joe Giannotti is a freelance sound recordist based out of Tampa, Florida. He’s worked on thousands of broadcast television productions for networks like ESPN, ABC, HBO, TNT, BBC, Discovery Channel, NatGeo, NFL Network, MLB Network, HGTV and more. He’s also the creator of the Quiet Please, Filming in Progress signs seen on sets all around the world. www.floridasoundman.com
Carl Welden is a production sound mixer and boom operator in upstate NY. He also works as a radio announcer, MC and voice actor. He uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics mics and Deneke time code sync boxes.
Jimmy Sieczka is a location sound mixer working on shows like Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid and Nat Geo’s Ice Holes. He’s worked around the world in extreme environments from tropical jungles to temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Jimmy uses Wisycom, Lectrosonics, and Rycote products on-set. Check out his amazing stories of recording sound in very challenging conditions.
Larry Williams, Jr. is a freelance location sound mixer based in South Florida. He grew up in Miami and attended the University of Florida. After college he interned and ended up working full-time for a production company for 10 years. It was during these 10 years that he gained an invaluable amount of experience working on different types of projects and genres.