Almost a third of the way through the New Year and I am just getting around to the newsletter? Wow, you all must think I’m a slacker. I hope you’ve been staying in touch via Instagram and Facebook.
The expendables store is open for business. We have AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries and 9v lithium and alkaline batteries. We also have Topstick in 1”x 3” packs and 108” rolls. Gaff tape, Moleskin, Velcro and CF Cards are going to be on the way soon. Our goal is to be able to provide a one stop shop for audio rentals and expendables. We also want to be the place you can run to if you open your pelican case and realize you left that one important item at home. Feel free to find our contact info a few tabs to the left and call if you have any questions!
January was a little quiet for us, but February was a bit of a blur. I blame the missing days at the end of the month. We’ve been working with a couple of fantastic crews on locally based shows (no, not *that* one, but I’m sure their crew is nice also!). NASCAR rolled through town last weekend (couldn’t resist) and UFC never seems to sleep. My mobile is starting to feel like the Bat Phone again which means business is picking up!
Fernando spent the end of February/beginning of March in California. While we were in Vegas enjoying our early spring weather, Fernando was in California enjoying the downpour at the Oscars. I guess he can’t always get stuck in Hawaii for two weeks! Fernando helped the Japanese Broadcast Team set up their audio and made sure things kept running smoothly. He was also able to catch up with some old friends. It was like a high school reunion without the awkward yearbook photos. Fernando also practiced the art of the photobomb. Larry Chong was a great victim and was kind enough to share the picture. Now I just have to get my hands on the pictures so I can share them here!
Another project we’ve been working on is our EBay store. It is time to make room for new gear. We are starting by saying goodbye to some of our Sound Device’s 442s. They are great machines, but we need that shelf space for other things. All the servicing has been done through Sound Devices and they are in perfect working condition. The 442 is a great piece of equipment for someone starting out in the business.
If you swing by the shop close to the weekend you might get a chance to meet our new part time employee, Todd. He is a great guy (we might be biased) and has been interested in becoming an audio mixer for some time. He is helping Marcus around the shop while learning the gear. We’ve also have two recent graduates from Full Sail visiting with us a bit. They come in, hang out, play with gear and make a cable or two.
I think that catches us up on the recent happenings! I probably should have mentioned refreshing your coffee before you started reading. This will teach me to update more often! Next month NAB will be in town and all of us have our registration. Please say hello if you see us, we’ll be the ones with the orange Stickman on our shirts!