Los Angeles, CA (March 13, 2015)—George Flores, CAS, production mixer for season seven of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, captured the show’s dialog with his Sound Devices 664 field production mixer.
Flores considers Parks and Recreation, an ensemble comedy that features multiple actors, to be an ideal production for the 664. "Parks and Recreation is a fast, efficient show, so it's ideal to have a compact and powerful multi-track system like the 664," he notes. "It's standard to have seven to 10 actors wired during a scene with this type of filming, so having a recorder that can handle that in terms of separate tracks is wonderful. The simplicity of the 664 is that it has up to 12 designated inputs that correspond to their own recording tracks.
Flores also employed a Sound Devices 633 recorder, which he found particularly useful for the "off-the-cart" demands of the show, such as actor-driven car shots. Having the two recorders available came in handy, especially as it allowed him to switch the CF card back and forth between the two devices. For backup recording, Flores used a Sound Devices 744T.
In addition to Sound Devices, Flores used DPA d:screet 4071 and d:screet 4060 miniature microphones, a combination of Sennheiser and Schoeps for his boom and the Lectrosonics Venue wireless system.