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Suppose you have a certain high profile talent who has a kooky idea for a show. He wants to take classic cars, pick up other high profile talent, drive them around the city (stopping at various locations), treat them to coffee, and drive them back home – all while seamlessly recording their entire conversation, without having a sound person present in the car as it zips around New York.
What would you do?
This is exactly the scenario presented to Gotham when director Jojo Pennebaker called us in 2012 about Jerry Seinfield's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The stipulations were that it had to be seamless, it had to be unobtrusive, and there had to be total coverage – with no retakes. Lucky for us, Zaxcom wireless provide a unique feature set that allowed us to accomplish exactly this.
Marty Kelly specced a system that would allow for the above reliably, and with minimal fuss. Stationed in a followcar with a Sound Devices 744t, Marty used Zaxcom TRX900 transmitters for the talent lavs – ensuring that even if the follow-car were to get separated from the main talent, the onboard recording function of the Zaxcom transmitters would ensure that recording continued undisturbed. Another sound mixer, with another Sound Devices 744t and redundant RX900 receivers was stationed at the final destination – again, ensuring that should the follow-car become separated, a reliable and faultless recording solution could proceed as planned when talent arrived at the new location. In this way, thanks to the onboard recording feature of the Zaxcom TRX900 wireless, we were able to provide our client with the solution they were looking for.
So the next time you're presented with an audio problem that seems impossible, be sure to call Gotham! We have the gear and the expertise to cater a unique solution to any recording challenge.
No matter how daunting the task may seem, we've got you covered.***This does not constitute an endorsement by Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee or Sony Pictures Television.
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