Hollywood, CA (October 20, 2008)–Production sound mixer Joe Foglia recently handled location sound for the upcoming film, Marley & Me, starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, using an assortment of Lectrosonics products.
Foglia’s equipment, which incorporated Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, included his Venue Field receiver system with VRT receiver modules and his fully stocked Venue rackmount receiver system. Foglia’s wireless arsenal also includes an assortment of Lectrosonics UM450 high-power miniature, SMa Super Miniature and MM400C watertight miniature beltpack transmitters.
“While I was usually running two to three channels at any given time during this shoot,” said Foglia, “I was prepared for anything upwards of 12 channels. I used several transmitters on this project, depending upon the nature of the task before me. Owen Wilson wore a UM450 almost exclusively throughout this project. The transmitter was strapped to his ankle, with the microphone wire running down his leg on the inside of his trousers.”
Foglia had initially planned to wire Aniston with a UM450 as well, but much to his surprise, she had other ideas. “I was all set to wire her up with a UM450,” notes Foglia, “but Ms. Aniston preferred the SMa Super Miniature transmitter. Apparently, she was introduced to that model on a previous project and became very fond of its diminutive size. The SMa actually worked out very well for her, since we ended up attaching the transmitter to the back of her bra. I also used the Lectrosonics RM remote with her transmitter, as she was very concerned about maintaining her privacy. This way, I could easily silence her mic every time she finished on the set so that nobody would be able to pick up her conversations with a scanner.”
Marley & Me, a comedy directed by David Frankel, is about the important life lessons a family learns from their adorable but naughty and neurotic dog. It’s scheduled for release during the 2008 holiday season.