The Kennedys sound mixing team: (l-r) Frank Morrone, Stephen Traub, Larold Rebhun and Henry Embry. Photo credit: PictureGroup.
Toronto, Canada (November 10, 2011)—Toronto-based production sound mixer Henry Embry, CAS received a 2011 Creative Primetime Emmy for his work on The Kennedys, on which he used Lectrosonics wireless mic equipment.
Embry’s work spans roughly 20 years, with feature film credits that include Lars and the Real Girl, American Psycho and Grey Gardens. “There were a variety of considerations that required special attention on this project and I’m pleased to say my Lectrosonics SM transmitters, RM remote, Venue receiver system, and IFB transmitter really delivered the goods without so much as a hiccup,” says Embry, who won the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Mini Series or a Movie for The Kennedys episode “Lancer and Lace.”
Embry’s setup included a six-channel Lectrosonics Venue (VRMWB) receiver system that was fully stocked with the company’s VRS receiver modules. He used six SM transmitters, which are small and designed for wardrobe considerations where the transmitter must be completely hidden. To access a variety of functions on those transmitters, the Lectrosonics RM remote was used.
“Lectrosonics’ sound quality is excellent,” says Embry. “When you combine this with the fact that the SM transmitters are extremely small, can be easily hidden in a costume, and then accessed with the RM remote, this is a very powerful setup. As an example, the Marilyn Monroe character wore a very tight fitting dress. As in Marilyn Monroe’s real life, the actress had to be ‘sewn into the dress’ and, as a result, the transmitter required special placement.”