Los Angeles, CA (May 15, 2014)—White Nile Media, Inc. relies on Digital Hybrid Wireless technology from Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics for production audio on its television documentaries.
Didrik Johnck, director of content and production for L.A.-based White Nile Media, has been creating award-winning content for almost two decades. With over 100 productions and 400-plus webisodes under his belt, he’s received Emmy Awards, Telly Awards and the prestigious Lowell Thomas Gold Award in Travel Broadcast Journalism.
“We handle production for Richard Bangs’ Quests, a production of American Public Television that airs on PBS stations nationwide,” Johnck explained. “The show takes viewers on a passage that not only celebrates the joy and discovery of movement and the great tourism assets of a destination, but also showcases travel that makes a difference. One of our locations was to the Iguaçu Falls in Brazil.”
For that particular episode, Johnck continued, “We had multiple locations where the host, Richard Bangs, was working and just getting soaked by the back spray coming from the falls. Because of the extreme moisture from the water, the production crew had to capture much of this shoot from considerable distances so as not to risk moisture damage to our gear. The Lectrosonics M152 lavaliere microphone and the UM400a beltpack transmitter were, of course, positioned on Richard. The equipment performed flawlessly throughout the entire shoot—providing exceptional audio clarity over a considerable distance, all the while enduring the dampness that permeates everything adjacent to the falls.”
In addition to the UM400a transmitter and UCR401 receiver, Johnck reports some legacy Lectrosonics gear was also used on the project. “Karel Bauer, our DP on this project, brought some older, bombproof Lectrosonics gear as well,” Johnck said. “We used his M187 beltpack transmitter and CR185 receiver without the slightest hiccup.”