Washington, DC, USA
I am a 20-year-experienced Location Sound Recordist, working on the gamut of production projects for local, national and international clients, who cover Documentary, Entertainment, Network News, Sports, Reality-tv, Corporate, NGO, Medical, and Education, amongst other project types (you name it, I've done it--repeatedly).
My main work base is in the Washington, DC-area, from Baltimore, MD over to Virginia, and further outward along the East Coast. I gather field sound for a wide-range clients and stories, from Congressional member work and US Presidential daily goings-ons, to the everyday private citizen and business person in meetings, conferences, rallies and protests around town and elsewhere. Setups vary and locations are widespread. Basic or intense, my field sound work runs the spectrum of production work--from all-day conference panelist coverage, to static one-camera interviews, to multi-camera walk-n-talks with hosts and families for the successes or tragedies of their endeavors.
I own professional location sound gear, from the simple to the complicated (such as, mixer-only or a field recorder for iso-track recordings; one subject or five; and so on). Whether single- or double-system recordings, I can provide a field sound kit that best meets the client's shoot requirements and budget. My extensive location sound knowledge and high-end professional gear work well and smoothly with new--and old--camera and production tech specs (4K, now!), and with new tech innovations that appear as the 21st century progresses onward. My professionalism, team work and knowledge of the vagaries of location sound work give the client the best sound results in order to create their story and to tell the world about the issue at hand.
Basically: when's your shoot, what do you need to get the sound, what's your production specs, and where?
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
Google/YouTube Space Lab with Zero G
My field sound work involved flying up on a specially-outfitted plane with my cameraman, where we videotaped 25 participants experiencing zero gravity effects during 15 parabolas performed by the specially-outfitted plane (like an astronaut!). During the zero-g stints (30 seconds length), I used my handheld shotgun mic (with coily) to gather people's experience whilst I was also floating in zero-G. (the initial plan of wirelesses on subjects was nixed by the subjects themselves--hence, instead, a very simple run-n-gun setup of one shotgun mic, mixer and wireless hop to the camera... "Kiss-it", basically, was decided for the gear). This zero-G event was part of week-long coverage of 25 contestants as they partaked in DC-area events for Google/YouTube's Space Lab contest. Please see my website for the full zero-g experience.
Location field work at the Grand Canyon for Weather Cahnnel's Weather Venture series. Host wraps and walk-n-talks, Broll, Expert interviews about the geology, history, meteorological and weather intricacies of the NM and AZ area. < Run-n-gun field locations: Single-system recording, direct-to-camera; 3-channel mixer, 4 wirelesses (subjects and camera hops. >
White House Easter Egg Role 2016
Entertainment Tonight coverage of the White House Easter Egg Roll 2016--specifically, a 2-camera interview with First Lady Michelle Obama and later, the outside South Lawn event coverage of the ticketed public and a 'run' by joggers (joined by First Lady Michelle Obama). < Run-n-gun and static interview kit for double-system recording: Sound Devices 552, 4 Lectrosonics wirelesses (400/SM & LR series), Sanken lavs and boom mic, XLR breakaway, RE50 stick mic for the ET host. >