One of the perks of hiring Stickman Sound for your audio needs is our ability to match a freelancer with your project. We have dozens of mixers on speed dial and most of them share their calendars with us. It’s kind of like Charlie’s Angels around here, but with sound mixers, and smart phones, and…okay, it’s not really like Charlie’s Angel’s except for the part where Kristel really wants a Western Electric Speakerphone on her desk.
Stickman does the vetting for you. We know what our mixers are capable of and we know where they shine. Most of them have worked with Fernando for years and the new ones are put through the paces in our shop. We test their skills, knowledge of the gear, and occasionally their patience, and we don’t send anyone out that we don’t stand behind 100%.
Another bonus to hiring a freelancer through us is support. We support our freelancers any way we can. Gear problem? We can add another mind to troubleshooting. Still not fixed? We can bring a replacement if there’s not already one in the bag* (*common laws of physics and logistics apply). Our mixers know how to get a hold of us and aren’t afraid to pick up a phone. They know we have their back and in return they help make us look good.
We love sound equipment. We have Lectro and Zaxcom a-plenty! We have Sound Devices galore! You want microphones? We have…well, a lot more than 20. Can you see where we are going with this? Our inventory is full of Sound Devices recorder/mixers, Lectrosonics transmitters and receivers, Lectrosonics producer listens, Sennheiser shotgun microphones, Zaxcom camera hops, Riedel intercom systems, and an array of consoles. Honestly, we make Ariel look like an amatuer collector.
Whether you are doing a documentary focussing on one individual, a reality show with twenty plus contestants and 15 camera crews, a commercial, or a film shoot, we can design and build an equipment package that will not only meets your needs but will keep your show running smoother. Stickman can provide “run and gun” equipment packages as well as Fly Pack systems that can be built almost anywhere. Each project is unique in it’s own way and we specialize in making sure the design of your equipment package flows with the style of production you’re doing in the field.
All of our gear is tested and assembled in our shop before going out into the field. Stickman builds each kit specifically for every project and we pride ourselves on how we deliver our gear. We also provide support for our equipment so if there are any issues we aim to solve them as swiftly as possible.
Visits Nevada Womens Film Festival
The Nevada Women’s Film Festival was held March 23rd-26th. We were lucky enough to get in on early sponsorship and even luckier to attend some of the events. The festival kicked off at the Eclipse Theater with a panel about diversity and inclusion in the film and television industry and the premiere of “The Track” (http://www.thetrackfilm.com/read-me/). The rest of the weekend was spent at the Springs Preserve for more interviews, panels and short films. It was inspiring and had us walking away enthusiastically saying “Make all the films!”
So if y’all are locals or have been in Vegas for a bit, this spring thing is nothing new. If you aren’t local or haven’t survived a spring in Vegas, let’s tell you a little bit about it. If I was given a dollar every time I sneezed this month, I might be able to retire early. I thought my dog went out and laid in the grass to come inside covered in dirt, but no, that was pollen, which he proudly shook off in the middle of the living room. 40 degree mornings turn into 80 degree days and thunder storms with flooding are as unpredictable as the wind storms (RIP Main Street Station sign). Hopefully Vegas will get it’s act together before NAB and show off it’s tourist friendly weather for everyone!
Every year your support makes the Nevada Womens Film Festival possible! Lets continue to keep bringing great films, filmmakers and programs to Southern Nevada. Go to http://www.nwffest.com/support/sponsorship-packages to help sponsor this awesome event!
Youtube & Facebook
Stickman Sound now has our own Youtube channel as well as a new and updated Facebook page. Make sure you give us a like and check out the links below!
NAB 2017 is right around the corner and we are excited to get out of the shop and explore. This year Fernando will be working with Lectrosonics in presenting a special production sound seminar titled “Not Just for Reality Anymore.” If you want to stay on our good side check it out! You can find Lectrosonics in Central Hall, booth #3322.
Plan ahead and book your sound equipment as soon as you know you are filming! Gear starts flying off the shelves like Dorothy is leaving Kansas. We will be open all week, but please call or text before dropping by to make sure we are here and not out buying someone a beer.