Fuzzy in LA, cinema mixing part 1
Hi all, so I thought I’d pop out a little blog post regarding my visit to LA to learn more about sound for film, courtesy my man Michael Broomberg!
I spent the first few days exploring LA and finding my way around…oh, what a chore! It’s not my first time in California (see Shy Guevaras post) so I knew about looking right first when crossing the road, and the joys of a good Zinfandel (actually that’s quite recent), but coming back to this side of the world for post and film is a big change compared to music.
In between questing for the perfect Reese’s Peanut Cups for my girlfriend and resisting the temptations of a winebar called Vampire Vineyards ( I may yield yet) I’ve picked up some really tasty bits for the studio…oh it’s always nice to get new toys, especially when they just make sh*t sound better!
So after all the terribly hard work (not!) I spent the day at ToddAo’s Santa Monica facility today with Foley genius Gary Hecker and Foley Mixing Uberlord Nerses Gezalyan. (Seriously, go to imdb.com, check them out and pass out…)
I got to see them in action, sus out the Foley stage and construction, check out the mics and placements, generally nerd out with Nerses and his outboard and, of course, shoot the breeze over lunch. In short, not a bad day! Tomorrow in the Hollywood facility and then off to Burbank, will keep ya’all posted!