Let’s take a look at my sound bag setup. If you’ve never used a sound bag for your audio recorder/mixer, my hope is that this will give you some ideas on how to set yours up so that you’re comfortable and able to record some great sound for your film project.
Links to gear discussed and used to shoot this episode:
Orca OR-30 Audio Mixer Bag
Sound Devices 633 Audio Recorder/Mixer
Audio Limited A10 Dual Channel Receiver - with pro wireless systems, you buy each piece separately
Audio Limited A10 Transmitter (version for bag use)
DPA 4160 Lavalier Microphone - Great lavalier microphone but a little too sensitive to my sibilance. Will need to bury it under more clothes next time. You will also need the microdot adapter for your particular wireless system.
Remote Audio BDS V4 Battery Distribution System - you'll also need cables for the battery and each device that you're going to power.
Remote Audio Hi-Q Battery (98 watt-hours)
Sony MDR7506 Headphones - a little on the bass heavy side, but very comfortable and they fold when transporting so these are usually what I use on production days (but not for mixing in post)
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro (80 ohm) Headphones - also very good, even more comfortable and better outside sound isolation, not as bass heavy, but they don't fold. Sometimes I just want the greater comfort these have to offer.
Aputure COB 120t LED Light - still my go-to key light
Aputure Light Dome Soft Box - Used to soften the key light
Lupo DayLED Fresnel Light with Barn Doors - Used to light the battery charger, for a focused, moody look
Blackmagic design Ursa Mini Pro Cinema Camera - used for some of the product shots
Sigma ART 24-70mm f/2.8 OS Lens (Canon EF Mount)
Panasonic GH5 - Used for some of the product shots
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens - incredibly versatile lens that is on the GH5 most of the time
Copyright 2018 by Curtis Judd
Music - MzA by Cary Judd, used with permission