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‘Tangerine’ Production Pace Depends on Sound Devices

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.”

In addition to his 664, Strauss used a Lectrosonics SMV wireless system for his transmitters, along with Sanken COS-11D lavaliers and a Schoeps CMIT 5U shotgun microphone.

Read Digital Video magazine’s July 2015 article about Tangerine‘s shooting and postproduction processes.