Miami, FL (June 20, 2012)—Florida-based location sound company Accord Productions recently used Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless gear to help capture audio on a new reality TV series, Ocean Models.
With offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Accord Productions provides production, post production and digitizing services to the film and video industry. Its co-founder and vice president, Rocky Wyler, typically serves as the director of photography on location and also performs double duty as the company's technology chief.
"For much of our work in recent years, we've used UM400a beltpack transmitters with SR dual-channel slot-mount ENG receivers," said Wyler. "Just recently, we began working with Lectrosonics' SMQV super-miniature, dual battery beltpack transmitters. These came in particularly handy on a new reality TV show called Ocean Models. Rounding out the gear for this project, we also had several of the company's T4 IFB transmitters and R1a beltpack IFB receivers. At any given time, we had four to five producers on the set and each one was hooked up with the IFB gear."
Ocean Models follows 15 international models that come to Miami's South Beach to work with a new, high-profile modeling agency. "There were several days where we had a good 16 to 18 mics going among the three audio guys, each of whom was equipped with digital 8-track recorders," said Wyler. "Sometimes, the guys would have to follow the girls in opposite directions and when they split up, range became a huge factor. I was really pleased with the fact that our Lectrosonics gear handled this challenge beautifully. This would not have been the case with several competing wireless systems I've encountered."