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Fitness for Film Crew

As I settle into the fitness mindset, I have written down my goals. One of them is to condition against fatigue working as a boom operator. It is something that I have had in mind for a while, assuming I would use dumbbells (though I had never gotten around to getting the right size dumbbells). […]


The first audio recorder I used for film was the Zoom H4n. Then I upgraded to the Roland R-26, then the Zoom F4, and finally to the Sound Devices MixPre-10 II. Each time, I congratulated myself that I was stepping up to a recorder with better preamps, or so I believed, but I could never […]

Nobody Knows Anything

From an NPR article, Are Movies Getting Better? The famous screenwriter William Goldman had a saying about the ability of the movie studios to predict what would be a critical or commercial success: “Nobody knows anything.” Waldfogel calls this “Goldman’s Law,” The methodology described in the article to arrive at its conclusion is flawed, but […]