September.23/ 2009 Filed in: Rental News
WOW! To say that our rental special has been popular would be a gross understatement. Rental demand has risen dramatically and I would like to convey our thanks to all of you for helping to spread the word. There are a few things that I need to go over–
1 - Due to the increase in demand we have been running low on some items so I strongly suggest that you reserve what you need as far in advance as possible.
2 - Rentals are 'first come — first served' are COD upon pickup–no billing.
3 - We allow guaranteed reservations only with 100% prepayment.
4 - NO REFUNDS on reservations.
5 - Late fees strictly enforced.
6 - Gear listed in our production inventory is not included in this sale.
7 - Please help us spread the word on our rental prices. The more we rent the longer we will be able to keep price down.
We are very close to being out of gear for several dates in October so call NOW. We will do our best to accommodate everybody but our inventory is limited.
One more thing. Since DVD movie rentals have taken over VHS tape rentals many have forgotten the old addage "Please Be Kind–Rewind". You are getting a great deal on your rental so please take the time to carefully rewind all of the cables upon return. Thanks!
September.21/ 2009 Filed in: SoundMan
SoundMan is peeved.
All I wanted to do is relax and watch a little TV. So, I settled into my easy chair and tuned into the season premier of Office - perfect. Great episode. Next up — a new show called Community and right in the opening scene I see this-
Ok - so here's the thing.Why does Hollywood insist on using feedback to let us know the actors are using a sound system. Next time you watch a show that includes a PA system listen to see if it don't all squeal when someone steps up to the mic. Isn't it enough of a clue they are using a microphone that a sound system is being used, do we really have to hear it howl, are we really that stupid. When you see a scene with a car you don't see a cloud of blue smoke and hear the engine backfire. When someone uses a sink as a prop they don't have it spewing water all over the place. So why does the PA have to feedback. It happens all the time. Even in serious movies.
Here is another example form the movie Accepted.
As if the feedback in this clip wasn't bad enough, they switch to the operator who is seen trying to adjust the system with a mixer that NOTHING IS PLUGED INTO, not even a power cord.
It's really sad that Hollywood can't come up with another way to portray the use of a sound system in a scene other than the use of an inept soundman.