The Formosa Group rises from the flames with the best and brightest fingers/ears/ideas.
Once again, my buddy Whit Norris, CAS points me to the most interesting stuff.
production sound for film & TV
Paparazzi had the nerve to shoot very close to public-space set without a blimp on his camera.
Gave him public hell for unprofessionalism.
Not only did he fade back 15 feet, but he indirectly donated some publicity shots published in the Daily Mail or some such…
Rare that the sound mixers’ names are mentioned in an article about the nominations or wins for that matter. Delighted and humbly proud.
On learning my mom was losing her eyesight, made arrangements for her to receive free audiobooks from Carnegie Library since — after cooking — reading was for her the best occupation.
Soon came up with the idea to read an audiobook or two for her so that should the occasion arise, it might be good for her to hear my voice in that reading-for-you way.
As it happens, she became accustomed to the proprietary device given to play the proprietary “cassettes” back and I didn’t want to burden her with learning a new machine even as simple as an iPod, and so my hours of reading were — at least for her — in vain.
A decade later, seems these two books only gather digital dust and that seems ridiculous. Each may be had for $9.99; they are read with incredible love.
Here is “Washington Square” by Henry James.
And here, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” by D. H. Lawrence.
The files are in .mp3 format, arrive zipped, and like anything hand made, there are imperfections.
Share progress, tips, discussion during the annual Cart Tweak with colleagues over at Jeff Wexler’s fine production sound mixer forum:
Glad I decided to have her delivered to set so everyone could enjoy the moment with us. Merritt asked the AD’s to give us a moment and they did. Brought us all a bit of happy. Very proud for the show and my excellent team. It doesn’t get any better than this kind of work.