June 12th is Orca Day at GSC NY!

Ofer Menashe from Orca Bags will be surfacing in our New York shop on Friday, June 12th at 10am and he'll be bringing all sorts of goodies to demo, including:

Can't make it, but still have questions about an Orca product? Let us know and we'll get you an answer from the man himself!

Going ATL in

Come join this annual weekend event for production sound mixers from around the world to come together in Atlanta to get to know each other and get hands-on experience with the latest audio gear!

There'll be food, drink, and a special presentation by Mark Mangin, post sound supervisor, on what post expects from a production mixer!

Gotham Sound will be there, as well as reps from:

  • Ambient
  • DPA
  • K-Tek
  • Lectrosonics
  • Orca Bags
  • PSC
  • Remote Audio
  • Sennheiser
  • Shure
  • Sound Devices
  • Sound Guys Solutions
  • Zaxcom
  • Audio Developments
  • Batteries Plus
  • Crawford Media Services
  • Location Sound Corp,
  • Professional Sound Services
  • Trew Audio

Garden State Gear

CineTech Showcase
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Lenfell Hall
The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

 

Join Media Communications Association-International New Jersey at their inaugural CineTech Showcase in Madison, NJ and meet pro gear houses (including Gotham) and studios! Admission is free!

Here's the full list of exhibitors:

  • Arri Camera
  • Arri Lighting
  • Brite Shot Lights
  • Butter Tree Studios
  • Cineo Lights
  • Frezzi Lights
  • Gotham Sound
  • Ironbound Studios
  • JVC Camera
  • Lighthouse Studios
  • Matthew's Grip
  • MediaMix Studios
  • New Jersey  Motion Picture & TV Commission
  • Panasonic Camera
  • Scriptee Software
  • Shadowstone Lighting
  • Sony Camera
  • ZGC Cooke Lenses

A Sound Lesson II: The Atlantening

Wednesday, March 25th
10:30am - 11:30pm
Main Stage
7 Stages Theatre
1105 Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Free & Open to Public

Learn the basics of production sound! This free seminar is designed to act as an introduction for students, producers, or anyone who wants to learn more about field audio. Even if you’re not an aspiring mixer, understanding the workflow of the sound department can help your set run smoothly!

Topics will include:

  • Wireless microphones fundamentals
  • Booming techniques
  • Wiring talent with lavaliers
  • Basic recorders

RSVP here now!

Please note that the location of this event has changed to 339 West 38th St., across the street from Gotham Sound.

Deep in the Heart of Taxes

As promised, here's the audio recordings of last Sunday's Tax and Finance for Production Personnel seminar. It's in three parts:

  • Part I: Nancy Adams' presentation on taxes and finance for the self-employed and freelancer filmmaker, focusing on different types of corporate entities and whether you should register as one.
  • Part II: The selfsame presentation, now concerned with tax deductions, residency rules, and protecting yourself in the event of an audit. 
  • Part III: A panel with Nancy Adams, CPAl Nick Huston, producer/sound mixer; Anne Johnson, production accountant; and Tammy Soto, insurance agent.

It's also available in two delicious flavors:

Video (with Nancy Adams' presentation overlaid on the first two parts):

and audio:

Enjoy!

Tax and Finance for Production Personnel

February 22nd, 2015
 11am - 2pm
LightBox
339 West 38th Street
$10 - Buy ticket

Gotham Sound invites you to join us for a presentation, panel discussion and Q&A about managing your finances as a freelancer and/or a self-employed person with Nancy Adams and a panel of other professionals who specialize in money, insurance, and tax matters for film crews and other creatives.

Topics will include:

  • Entity choice: Should I be an LLC?
  • Preparing yourself for tax season
  • Film and television industry-specific deductions
  • Residency rules: Working out of state
  • Protecting yourself in the event of an audit
  • Kit rentals
  • Equipment insurance
  • Saving for the future
     
Nancy Adams is a certified public accountant with more than 25 years of public accounting experience and a client base including documentary and feature film companies, individual producers, actors and other industry personnel.
Nick Huston is a producer, location sound mixer, and co-founder of the New York City based production company Rosetta Films.
Anne Johnson is a retired production accountant and has been a registered tax preparer with over 35 years experience.
Tammy Soto is an agent of Taylor and Taylor Associates, which specializes in insurance for Entertainment, Photographic and Communications related businesses.

Lav, Georgia Style

Gotham Sound Atlanta is hosting a talent wiring class on Saturday, February 21st from 11am to 2pm!

Allen Williams, Marty Simpson and Dan Joseph will cover everything from basic instruments and skills to advanced techniques required to hide a mic in plain sight with hands-on demonstrations and a listening station.

This event is free and open to the public.

A Sound Lesson

Sunday, December 7th
11am - 2pm
Lightbox
339 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018

Learn the basics of production sound! This free seminar is designed to act as an introduction for students, producers, or anyone who wants to learn more about field audio. Even if you’re not an aspiring mixer, understanding the workflow of the sound department can help your set run smoothly!

Topics will include:

  • Wireless microphones fundamentals
  • Booming techniques
  • Wiring talent with lavaliers
  • Basic recorders

RSVP here now to guarantee yourself a reserved space!

Please note that the location of this event has changed to 339 West 38th St., across the street from Gotham Sound.

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