How Education Is Important To Stickman Sound!

Stickman Sound believes in the power of knowledge and is proud to sponsor the John Morris Technical Theatre Scholarship at The Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and a Graduate Scholarship at Full Sail University.

We also have an open door policy at the shop. Stickman invites freelancers, new and seasoned, to stop in and play with our gear. We encourage hands on learning so they can stay up to date and hone their craft. It’s always nice to see a group of gear geeks together coming up with solutions and new ways to do things.

Keep an eye on our facebook page for live “how to” videos where you can ask questions and get real time answers. We will post the videos here, but you can get faster answers by tuning in live. We are working on getting videos together for YouTube, but trying to schedule everyone in the same room at the same time for more than 5 minutes is more difficult that it should be! (Have you hugged your Production Coordinator today?)

Under the Education tab we have listed manuals to some of our most popular equipment. The reading is a little dry, but very educational! Stayed tuned to the newsletter as we will be sure to make a big deal of things as we get them going.

February 2017 Newsletter

STICKMAN SOUND

Stickman Goes LIVE …

The New Year started off with a bang here at Stickman! CES rolled through Vegas like a tidal wave sweeping up most of our gear and mixers.This year we ha​d a client request 100 IFB’s for a walking tour through the convention.  Yes, you read that correctly, 100 IFB units.  Our warehouse put on their Super Audio Capes and went to work as this was a “no room for error” situation.  Marcus and his team did it!  We posted a bunch of pictures on social media and the constant question was “how many did you get back?”.  We are proud to say we had a 99% return rate.  I’m not sure what the betting pool was, but I lost (I was all in for 100% return!) and I think I owe someone a beer.

​Most of you know we have been playing with the Live Facebook thing and it’s been so much fun!  We love to share our knowledge and always look forward to the feedback.  If you, or someone you know, has any questions about gear, programs, microphones, life, the universe, and everything, let us know.  We are on the lookout for new things to post.  Please remember to be kind to whoever draws the short straw and has to hold the camera.  There’s a reason we are Stickman Sound and not Stickman “Shaky Hands” Camera.  ​

Featured Gear : IFBR1a

“Wireless IFB (interruptible fold back) systems are used for talent cueing and crew communications in broadcast and motion picture production. In other cases, the IFB system is used by directors and other management to monitor program audio during a production. The IFB R1a receiver provides simplicity and flexibility in a package that is intuitive for untrained users to operate.”
Lectrosonics, 2017

http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/IFB-Systems-IFBR1a-Belt-Pack-IFB-Receiver.html

 

Stock up on Expendables!

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….

January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year

New Years Resolution #1 : Be more awesome than last year!

All of us here at Stickman want to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year! We look forward to continuing to share all of our shenanigans with each of you. Have an amazing 2017!

Q & A  with
Fernando Delgado
Q. How does it feel to be back home after six weeks in Australia!?
F. I don’t know yet, I’m still to tired. (LoL)

Q. Is there anything you don’t like about leaving for these longer projects?
F. I miss my family, that’s the only drawback.

Q. What do you like most about going away for these projects?
F. You know what I like most? Six weeks is long enough to really experience the culture. A week long vacation doesn’t give you a long enough time, especially if your paying people to be nice to you at some hotel. Six weeks was a perfect amount of time to feel like I was getting the total experience.

Q. Can we get a break down of the gear you used in Melbourne?
F. The one piece of specialty gear we used was the Zaxcom TRXLA transmitter. The reason we used that was because we had to record 20 cast memebers running around Melbourne with no sound person. The Zaxcom were the only things on the market that made sense for such a cluster f@#k of a shoot.

Q. Did you ever end up mic’ing a Kangaroo?
F. NO. Those things are viscious man, they’d kick my ass.

Featured Gear : Zaxcom TRXLA3

The TRXLA3 is a wide-band transmitter featuring the new Zaxcom High Density (ZHD) Modulation. … The ZHD transmitters are capable of running all existing mono Zaxcom modulations maintaining compatibility with all currently produced Zaxcom receivers.

One Stop Shop for 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….