Green Films Lost Art with MixPre-D

Prior to filming the HBO documentar, Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, award-winning filmmaker Barbara Green met with Jon Hicks at TREW Audio in Burbank
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Burbank, CA (September 22, 2015)—Prior to filming the HBO documentar, Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, award-winning filmmaker Barbara Green met with Jon Hicks at TREW Audio in Burbank

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Hicks in turn introduced her to the Sound Devices MixPre-D compact field mixer. The film follows the journey of Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson, as she pieces together the mystery of her great aunt’s life and returns her paintings to their origins in Provincetown, MA.

“I mentioned that I needed to be able to capture high-quality audio using my Canon 5D Mark III, and Jon suggested Sound Devices’ MixPre-D,” says Green. “Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson was my first time using it, and it worked beautifully. The MixPre-D is a workhorse. I was able to use it for hours on end with amazing results.”

Green continues, “The Sound Devices MixPre-D is now my go-to for audio for my camera rig. I am always looking for quality as well as a small footprint on my setup, and the MixPre-D provides both. There were several times on this project where we had to shoot with only a few hours’ notice. Having the MixPre-D allowed me to capture the best possible audio directly through my camera.”

Green records directly onto her Canon 5D Mark III with the two-channel MixPre-D using a SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash 60MBps UDMA card. The audio files are then transferred directly onto a LaCie Rugged external hard drive while on location, then onto a G-RAID Thunderbolt hard drive for post production work.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to try out the new PIX-E recording field monitors,” adds Green, “as they will allow me to not only capture audio but 4K content as well.”

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