May 2017 Newsletter

 

Stickman Sound

 

NAB | 2017

“Technology is evolving faster than humankind itself and we’re living in a world of our own invention. Behavior and business have merged to redefine content, workflows and revenue streams. It’s The M.E.T. Effect, a cultural phenomenon fueled by hybrid solutions and boundless connectivity that’s changing the very nature of how we live, work and play.”                                                                                            – NAB Show 2017


Thousands from the film and television community fled to fabulous Las Vegas this week for another eventful NAB 2017. The theme this year was The Met Effect, which focused on media, entertainment, and technology. From exhibits that featured first looks at some of the leading products in the industry to the interactive exhibits, I can promise you any technology enthusiast would of felt like a kid in a candy shop (like rafting down the chocolate river at Willy Wonka’s place).

Not only are there awesome gadgets at NAB, there are a lot of awesome people.  We shook hands, made dinner reservations, attended events, listened to speakers and made new BFFs.  Stickman has been branching out a bit and testing some different waters (all audio related!) and NAB was a great opportunity to meet new contacts and get our feet wet.  We don’t *want* to be those jerks that ask you to wait for some big news, but we are totally going to be those jerks!  If you want to be in the know before the newsletter hits, be sure to follow us on social media (it’s what the cool kids do) where Fern will most likely post to instagram or surprise you with a Facebook Live event.

Featured Gear : HandMic Digital

Sennheiser really knocked it out of the park with this bad boy. They describe it as;  A rugged dynamic handheld microphone, with high-quality internal signal converter and convenient handling: The HandMic digital is your companion for briliant interviews and ad hoc music recordings. We couldn’t agree more. We had the opportunity to test this at NAB and we were nothing short of impressed! We were able to plug this straight into the IPhone and the audio sounded great. Stickman will definitely be looking to get some of these in our shop very soon.

 S T I C K M A N  E X P E N D A B L E S 

Stickman Sound is an authorized dealer of TopStick by Vapon, NeoPax, Inc., Lectrosonics, Sound Guys Solutions, Silent Solutions, Delkin Devices, Scheops, Rycote, Voice Technologies, Ambient Recording, DPA Microphones, IDX System Technology, Inc., Popp Sound and Professional Sound Corporation….

Consultations

If you are unsure what equipment is right for you or your project, let our team of highly experienced sound professionals guide you. With over 20 years of hands on experience we can assist with sound design, renting the right equipment, and/or choosing the best gear to purchase to fit your needs.

With so many camera formats and shooting styles it is critical that your sound team is knowledgeable AND flexible.  We love to talk about sound and build equipment.  Nothing makes us happier than finding a solution to a difficult environment.  No really, we get giddy, it’s pretty cute.

Stickman Sound Crewing

 

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.