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Old September 22nd, 2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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1: an intermittent buzzing on the microphone input. Cable changed, routing of cable changed, connectors all examined. Still there. Cause: the focus puller had put a fly in the windgag during lunch.

2: a semi-musical twang whenever the clapper went on. Board examined, people scrutinise the boom operator at the start of each take. Cause: elastic bands stretched over the announce mic on the mixer being was a VERY boring shoot.

3: The sound of a kitten mewing from a corner of the sound stage. Cause: boom operator with an uncanny ability to throw his voice.

4: The big doors on the sound stage opening without being ordered. Cause: mischievous sound crew had recorded the gaffer spark calling for the doors to be opened, then playing this back at an inappropriate moment over speakers placed near the console operator.

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