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Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:45

The Don Juans Go Wireless

Written by  James Thompson
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While shooting The Don Juans in the Czech Republic Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel (pictured above)  turned to Radim Hladík a renowned location sound engineer, sound editor, mixer, and sound designer to handle both location and post production audio work. 

donsajniHladík was tasked with a myriad of audio production responsibilities on The Don Juans, including ADR, Foley, sound design, and mixing. Hladík didn't hesitate when he decided to use Lectrosonics’ Digital Hybrid Wireless technology on location. In fact, all location sound for the film was collected using a combination of six Lectrosonics SMQV super miniature beltpack transmitters and a pair of HM plug-on transmitters. On the receiving side, Hladík used the Lectrosonics Octopack portable multicoupler outfitted with four SRb dual channel slot mount ENG receivers. This system was augmented by the use of Lectrosonics ALP500 log periodic dipole array antennas, the RM remote, and the LectroRM app for Apple’s iOS-based smartphone.

"I'm glad that I could use Lectrosonics on this project and look forward to working with more of their products in the future,” said  Hladík. "Field production is hard on all electronic equipment because you never know whether it’s going to get dropped, get wet, or be exposed to countless other hardships. And this is where the Lectrosonics equipment really shines. It’s extremely reliable and well built.”

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