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Production Sound Mixer & Filmmaker

MANOLO LOPEZ

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What i do

Production Sound Mixer & 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 Scorpio 36-track Mixer/Recorder w/ TC
  • Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder
  • Schoeps MiniCMIT Miniature Shotgun Microphone
  • Schoeps CMC641 Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Schoeps Stereo M/S Setup with CMC641 + MK8 Figure-Eight
  • Sanken CS-3e Mono Shotgun Microphone
  • 2x Sennheiser MKH 60 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone
  • 8x Wireless Channels:
  • 3x Wisycom MCR42S Dual True Diversity UHF Receiver
  • 6x Wisycom MTP40S Wideband Bodypack Transmitter
  • 2x Sennheiser Wireless SK2000
  • 11x IFB / IEM Sennheiser
  • 3x Camera Hop Sennheiser
  • 6x DPA 6060, 4x DPA4071 lavalier microphones
  • Smart Slate - BETSO WTCS-1 wireless time code slate
  • 5x Timecode Lockit boxes: 3x Betso TCX-2+/ 2x new Tentacle
  • 3x Ambient Carbon Fiber Boompoles
  • Sound Cart - Soundcarts.com
  • Cinela Pianno - Blimp
  • 3x Rycote Blimps
  • PSC Antenna distribution system
  • 2x Betso sharkie wideband UHF active antennas
  • 2x AudioRoot Smart power distro
  • 2x Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50
  • Audio-Technica AT897 Line and Gradient Condenser Microphone
  • Pelican Cases, cables, c-stand, sandbag, holders, etc...

Filmmaker

I studied directing at UCLA (2016). Being in the directing side for my own proyects and understanding other departments gives me the flexibility and agility on set that any film professional should have. Respect and help other people and you'll have it back.

Methodology

The importance of the workflow
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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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DELIVERY

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

Production Sound
Gear
Post production
Production services
Team Member

Manuel Lopez Cano

Audio Engineer - 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.

300 Projects completed
50.000 Tracks Recorded
100 Brands
200 Happy clients