New York, NY (August 22, 2013)—The production team behind Brooklyn Castle used Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology to capture audio for the documentary, which is about a winning inner-city junior high school chess team.
According to Brian Schulz, director of photography and producer for Brooklyn Castle, “It was critical that we capture every nuance of the audio, as this was a huge factor in conveying the emotions these kids experience. The compact nature of the Lectrosonics SM transmitter made for great ease in ‘wiring’ our subjects. It was small and easy to hide. Typically, we would rotate the transmitter between many subjects and they were all very comfortable wearing it for hours at a time.”
Schulz commented, “The equipment’s performance was very reliable and dropout-free. I was particularly impressed with the system’s RF agility. The Lectrosonics spectrum analyzer is one of the more advanced yet easiest methods I have used to detect RF. Working in NYC can pose unique RF issues, but our UCR411a withstood the challenge and always provided us with a threshold for workable frequencies. The ease with which the system detects RF cannot be overstated. The three-key interface made for a simple learning curve and could be handled by anyone within our small crew.”
Since its release, Brooklyn Castle has garnered numerous honors on the film festival circuit, and will receive a national PBS broadcast on the POV (Point of View) series in October 2013. Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures have acquired the remake rights.