Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2009)–Lectrosonics equipment helped the production crew overcome extreme weather conditions for new sport fishing program, Hooked on the Fly.
Executive producer George Clark’s current Lectrosonics equipment arsenal includes two MM400 water resistant, Digital Hybrid Wireless miniature transmitters and two UCR100 beltpack receivers. The 4-channel system is routinely used for two channels of background (or ambient) sounds, a microphone for host Chris Travis, plus another microphone for a guide, interviewee or personality fisherman.
“We’re planning on purchasing another MM400 and UCR100,” reports Clark, “as the fifth channel will enable us to accommodate a guide, guest and host simultaneously.”
Clark emphasizes Lectrosonics’ build, range, and sound: “As a show about fishing, we’re around water all the time–and not just the rivers or lakes where the fish are. We routinely encounter rain and other weather conditions that typically push electronics to their limits. We’ve found the compact form factor and water resistant design of the MM400’s to be exceptional. Both the transmitters and the receivers are solidly built and the range of the systems is terrific.”
He continued, “We film all over the world in many challenging climates and locales. Not once have we encountered a single issue-even during extreme rain conditions. It’s quite common for us to be filming on a long lens with multiple cameras and I’ve found the range of the Lectrosonics wireless system to be exceptional.”
Clark, who initially started his career as a Ph.D. biological scientist and went on to work at many of the world’s most revered research institutes, including the Smithsonian Institution, received his MFA in film from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. The stated mission of the new show, which will debut on the Sportsman Channel December 29, is to experience nature, adventure and promote conservation as seen through the lens of fly fishing.
Hooked on the Fly