DPA Takes On Parks and Rec

Production sound mixer George Flores, CAS, turned to DPA Microphones’ d:screet omni miniature mics when he was asked to lead audio production on the final season of the hit NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.
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Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2015)—Production sound mixer George Flores, CAS, turned to DPA Microphones’ d:screet omni miniature mics when he was asked to lead audio production on the final season of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.

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Flores first became familiar with DPA Microphones’ production mics about 10 years ago and has continued to use them on many of his projects, including his recent work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Southland. For the seventh season of Parks and Recreation, Flores and his crew miked the cast using the DPA d:screet 4071 lavalier mics with radio transmitters. He also supported the production using a collection of overhead booms. Additionally, for situations when they needed to plant a mic somewhere on set, he would use the d:screet 4071s or 4060s with a boundary layer concealer to capture ambient sounds.

“This style of show presents its own unique set of challenges,” explains Flores. “It’s not a conventional situation, where you shoot the wide shot with everyone in it and then you go in for the mediums followed by the close ups. In this pseudo interview-type show, you have to mic each actor and we have a multitude of actors to wire. We try our best to be diligent about mic placement and getting the best quality that you can, and that’s why microphone selection is so critically important. In choosing DPA microphones, we knew we are getting a reliable, high-quality microphone right off the bat. Even if the microphone is moved a little bit or being covered by something, they still sound great.”

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