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Production Sound Mixer & Filmmaker

MANOLO LOPEZ

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What i do

Production Sound / Filmmaker

Sound in Films

You can tell the difference between an amateur film and a professional one just by closing your eyes and listening to the story.

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Sound is not important to a production; it's vital to a production.

Elite sound equipment

  • Sound Devices 633 10-track Mixer/Recorder w/ TC
  • Sound Devices MixPre-6 Audio Recorder
  • Schoeps CMIT Shotgun Microphone CMIT 5Uag
  • Schoeps CMC641 Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 6 Wireless Channels:
  • 2x Wisycom MCR42S Dual True Diversity UHF Receiver
  • 4x Wisycom MTP40S Wideband Bodypack Transmitter
  • 1x Lectrosonics SRC Dual-Channel Receiver (A1)
  • 1x Lectrosonics SSM Digital Hybrid Wireless Miniature Transmitter
  • 1x Lectrosonics HMa UHF Plug-On Wireless Transmitter
  • 8x IFB / IEM Sennheiser / Camera Hop
  • 8x DPA4061 Core / DPA4071 lavalier microphones
  • Smart Slate - BETSO WTCS-1 wireless time code slate
  • 3x Timecode Lockit boxes: Betso TCX-2+/ 2x new Tentacle
  • 2x Ambient Carbon Fiber Boompoles
  • Sound Cart - Soundcarts.com
  • Cinela Pianno - Blimp
  • PSC Antenna distribution system
  • RF Venue diversity antenna
  • AudioRoot Smart power distro
  • Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50
  • 2x Sennheiser Wireless SK2000
  • Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone
  • Pelican Cases, cables, c-stand, sandbag, holders, etc...

Filmmaker

I studied directing at UCLA, directing my first short films and understanding all department roles gave me the flexibility and agility on set that any film professional should have.

Work process

The importance of the workflow
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Sound Pre-production

Depending on the type of production I will choose the best equipment. Testing every piece of equipment beforehand, reading the script, visiting locations and studying production needs and director preferences.

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Production

Before starting the day is essential to check frequencies on set, sync wireless, prepare lavaliers, syncronize Time Code between recorder and camera/s, adjust transmitter levels depending on the scene, set up the best mic for the boom, read the shot list and be always ready. Recording sound effects and room tone during the day is also very important.

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DELIVER

After the shooting I will provide high quality Poly Wav Files and sound reports to help in post.

Director
Sound Equipment
On Set Mixer
AD, AC, DIT, Editor
Team Member

Manuel Lopez Cano

Sound - Filmmaker

About me

Graduated in Computer Science and Software Engineering in Spain I came to LA to make my dream of becoming a filmmaker true. I studied Directing at UCLA and became a full time Production Sound Mixer which has become my passion.

Due to my experience as an agile project manager, one of my goals is to apply some of the tech-methodologies and workflows to the film industry, specifically to quality sound services.

Check out my IMDb.

100 Projects completed
20.000 Tracks Recorded
200.000 Frames
890 Happy clients