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Q&A #10 – Why Are There Different Rates For Different Types Of Content?

I answer this question by the economics of the content basically. Commercials pay more because the upside of the piece of content is much greater than the cost of it. If you do a worldwide commercial for a popular brand then they are going to make, realistically, a ridiculous multiple on the amount spent on the commercial, even if they go 2 days into overtime for everyone. Also the complexity of these projects is usually higher. 

#1 Reason For Weak Wireless Mic Signal

Often on shoots, especially drama, you need to hide your transmitters, but often some people have complained about range issues in certain positions. 

This is usually because the body is taking out and blocking the signal being sent. This is also to do with if the antenna of the TX pack is touching the actual skin of the talent. When this happens your radio mic signal range will be impacted.

Whats In My Peli Box?

This is a quick overview of what I typically have in my peli box for a corporate shoot. I’m using the Pelican 1620, great case for travelling and getting everything in.