Sound mixer Irin Strauss needed compact and very mobile audio recording equipment in order to keep up with the film crew on Tangerine, an independent film shot using two Apple iPhone 5s.
“Two cameramen were running around with phones, allowing us to quickly shoot in certain locations, almost undetected,” recalls Strauss, who chose Sound Devices’ 664 production mixer for the project. “As the sound guy and the boom operator, I had the most to carry. Having the mixer and recorder in one machine proved invaluable. Since the pace was so fast, there wasn’t time to create sound reports, so I really had to rely on the metadata from the 664.”