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"Sex and THe City" boom issues 04 Jun 2008 15:07 #18734

  • Tom Watkins
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What is your take on this boom mike problem on the film? IMHO the boom guy messed up and dropped it into the frame.

WB is suggesting people recut their plates.

I adjusted my framing so that it only shows in a couple of scenes....barely. But to suggest the problem is with the theaters, to me is a bit terse.

Thoughts?

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Bridgton Maine
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Re: "Sex and THe City" boom issues 04 Jun 2008 16:10 #18735

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I haven't seen the film. I have noticed quite a few films (usually the "less desirable" ones) where the boom mike can be seen at the top of the screen. Usually most people don't seem to notice it.
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Re: "Sex and THe City" boom issues 04 Jun 2008 23:22 #18736

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What WB is saying IS possible. The film frame is frequently overscanned. Many theatres use that space in order to fit their screens. Chances are, if you were to run a RP-40 test loop, you'd be using more of the frame than you should. It happens more than you might think.

Or... you could be right, and WB is full of it!
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Re: "Sex and THe City" boom issues 05 Jun 2008 08:35 #18737

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There was a fax that was sent that said to make sure your frame and masking was set properly otherwise you would have a boom in the picture.

When they screened this at the Lake Geneva conference there was a boom in several scenes.

There was one movie last summer with the same issue but the film company said it all had to do with the framing at the theatre.
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