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Bubblebee Industries makes some of the world's finest audio accessories for professional film and broadcast sound mixers worldwide. These are stories from production sound mixers, location sound recordists, boom operators, cameramen and more using Bubblebee Industries sound tools 'in the wild'.




Kevin Bellante: Rainforests, Snakes, Planes, Volcanoes and Production Sound

From Brazilian rainforests and Indian mountains to volcanos in Nicaragua, production sound mixer Kevin Bellante never fails to raise an eyebrow with his photos from the field. He grew up in Chatsworth and now hails from Los Angeles, California in the San Fernando Valley. When he's not recording sound for productions near and far, which is seldom, he enjoys camping and scuba diving (most recently at the Great Barrier Reef). That, plus he's always trying to squeeze in some Dungeons and Dragons with friends. With such a busy schedule, we're thankful that he managed to talk to us a little about his career and give us a behind the scenes perspective on some of his recent adventures.

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Chris Welcker: Production Sound, Mentors, Teams and Espresso Machines

We first met Production Sound Mixer Chris Welcker at a sandwich shop in New Orleans having lunch with Justin and Lukas from SoundHard. A New Orleans local all his life, Chris started out in music and media and quickly found his niche in production sound. Since 2007 he has worked his way up through an impressive list of films including 12 Years a Slave, Jurassic World, Keanu, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Queen & Slim,

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Michaela Girouard: Booming New Orleans

Michaela Girouard is a versatile and highly-experienced freelance boom operator/utility sound technician, currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She’s worked on a range of productions including Preacher, Darlin’, Take Your Pills, Synchronic and Hot Date, all of which have brought unique sets of audio challenges to the table. We find out more about her and what it's like to work in the New Orleans film industry.

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Henau Marais: Sound in Remote Locations, Travelling Heavy and Staying Focused

Sound recordist Henau Marais has over 18 years of professional audio experience working on commercials, reality TV shows, feature films, documentaries, news and much more. He’s helped capture some incredible sound on broadcasts/productions for the likes of Disney, the BBC, Discovery, RedBull, Microsoft, Warner and HBO. We took some time out from Bubblebee HQ to have a chat with Henau in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Listen to a Blackbird Song at Dawn

Listen to a recording of a blackbird in song at dawn by Field Recordist Benjamin Gale (spacewalkaudio.co.uk). It was recorded from Ben's balcony in the London borough of Camden early one morning in June. He used a Sennheiser MKH8060 which was fitted with The Spacer Bubble mesh base to protect from wind, while keeping the natural frequency response of the mic. 

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An Interview with Bamfsound - Matt Brodnick & Ferdinand Almalvez

Bamfsound is Matt Brodnick and Ferdinand Almalvez, two production sound mixers who hail from Los Angeles. Their extensive experience ranges from film and documentaries to TV series and commercial work with credits including Everest, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Motor City Masters, Beauty in the Broken, Dirty Money, L.A. Confidential and most recently Makhaliss, due for release in Japan.

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