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August 12, 2019, 8:25 am
Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero Turns to DPA Microphones’ d:screet™ 4161 Slim and Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphones to Solve Unique Audio Challenge
LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 12, 2019 – Award-winning and Emmy-nominated (OZARK Season 2), veteran
Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero, CAS, has experienced many audio challenges
in his 40-plus-year career working on countless movies and television shows.
But, there’s always a first for everything. The sound mixer was recently tasked
with finding the right mic solution for the title character in the blockbuster
film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, that
would not only provide an ideal audio
solution but would also conceal perfectly within the character’s costume and not
be obstructed. Flip and his team found what they were looking for with DPA Microphones d:screet™ 4161 Slim and Heavy Duty Omnidirectional Microphones.
was designed to tightly wrap around [lead actor] Tom Holland’s body and face,
which made it very difficult to mic him,” Flip explains. “My sound utility for the project,
Tyler Blythe, conducted diligent research and found the DPA d:screet 4161, which
we integrated into Holland’s helmet. Strips of mole skin were used to tape the cable of the microphone down the side of the mask into his suit and attached to a tiny Lectrosonics
SSM transmitter sitting in the small of his back. The result was fantastic. It
is the most natural-sounding mic I’ve ever used and needed very little
addition to the d:screet 4161s used on the film, Flip relied on DPA’s d:sign™ 4098 Supercardioid Gooseneck Microphone for car mounts, the d:screet™
4060 Slim and the 4061 and 4071
Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones for a variety of audio circumstances.
“The DPA mics responded well in
low-volume, whispering dialogue scenes and held their own in loud, screaming
scenes, which sometimes coincided,” adds Flip. “In addition, I was pleasantly
surprised with the dynamic range of the DPA mics. Based on this range, we knew
we could rely on DPA to perform well in high-volume scenes.”
Flip chose DPA because, in today’s
working set environment, it is becoming increasingly standard to use multiple
cameras. According to Flip, “Today’s movies are shot like TV
shows with many angles at the same time — both wide and tight — and no waiting.
This forces the sound team to more heavily depend on wireless to get a decent
audio track. If the wireless sounds good, then we just have to rely on a good
mix. With DPA, the wireless mix is always outstanding — ‘waiting on sound’ is a thing of the
addition, Flip finds his DPA mics to be extremely reliable in all types of
outdoor conditions. “My DPA mics hold up remarkably well in wet scenes,” he says.
“I have used them in 100-degree humid Atlanta summers, in the rain and on cold
winter nights with temperatures well-below freezing. They almost never fail me,
and you can’t ask for anything more. They are an integral part of my audio
recording workflow with my booms, which means less worrying about phasing or
proximity. I am very happy with my results using DPA lavalier mics. “In my
experience, there are no other microphones that can compare to my DPAs. These
mics are the way to go, and I’m excited to use the brand on future projects.”
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August 10, 2020, 3:09 pm
DPA Microphones’ new 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone is being widely adapted into the television and film production world as a plant mic solution. Featuring the same sonic qualities as the brand’s supercardioid 4097 CORE Choir Microphone, the compact 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun has been optimized to pick up speech from a distance.
August 4, 2020, 7:03 pm
Following the success of its 2019 world tour, TSL Products is now offering a virtual training program for its TallyMan Advanced Broadcast Control System to customers around the globe. TSL’s TallyMan brings complex systems under a single point of control and minimizes operational complexity, allowing staff to deliver high-quality outputs with minimal risk of error.
July 27, 2020, 4:05 pm
Discovery Network’s Journey to the Future, produced by Storied Media, is a documentary focused on the behind-the-scenes lead-up to America’s historic SpaceX Falcon 9 launch. Several packages were also produced for use throughout the live broadcasts. Among the professionals who worked tirelessly on these projects was Re-Recording Mixer Michael Phillips Keeley, CAS, who called on NUGEN Audio to help create the perfect soundscape.
July 15, 2020, 7:09 pm
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July 13, 2020, 5:46 pm
Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH, a full-service marketing agency specialized in targeting PC and console gamers worldwide, has produced some of the most vital and vibrant gaming and eSports events in the industry. With the demand for gaming productions rapidly increasing, Freaks 4U recently expanded its complex, building an additional three 4K studios and three control rooms.
July 7, 2020, 4:13 pm
NUGEN Audio unveils the latest version of its Halo Downmix, which now increases the compatibility of the software allowing for greater flexibility and collaboration across a broad spectrum of project types. NUGEN has broadened the plug-in’s channel count support to address less common output formats.
June 30, 2020, 7:20 pm
Pliant Technologies announces an upcoming free webinar series for existing and potential Pliant partners and customers to learn more about the company’s wireless intercom solutions. The first in the series will be held on Wednesday July 8, at 10 a.m. (CDT) and Thursday, July 9 at 4 p.m. (CDT), and will focus on its MicroCom M and MicroCom XR intercom.
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