BBI In The Wild showcases stories from production sound mixers, location sound recordists, boom operators, cameramen and more using Bubblebee Industries sound tools 'in the wild'. Join in by tagging your photos with #BBIinthewild.
Rayana Villalpando is a Location Sound Boom Operator and Sound Mixer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she played college basketball in Indiana, and later received her masters in Clinical Psychology. After being a Mental Health Therapist specialising in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for six years, she decided to make a career change into filmmaking. At the end of 2020 Rayana joined BearVision Production Company with her longtime friend, B.P. Edwards. Since her career transition, she has found her true passion in filmmaking and has completed over 30 projects; these include 15 narrative films, interviews, and commercial shoots.
Seasoned producer and sound mixer James Sieczka has nearly two decades worth of experience in capturing sound for Film, Television Commercials, Sports and Reality TV programming. Known to his friends and colleagues as Jimmy the Sound Guy, he specialises in adventure shows, particularly those set in extreme or remote locations around the world.
US-based sound engineer explains how having the right tools for the job helps her achieve the best results for her clients. Location recording engineer Lauren Banjo works in the fast paced world of ENG, corporate and social media content creation and has joined a growing band of professionals who are turning to Bubblebee products to capture great sound.
The Production crew captured all performances live to tape using 8K Red cameras, DPA microphones, the Sound Devices 833, Lectrosonics R1b IFB wireless and Sidekicks. McCoy used Sound Devices NoiseAssist and ran Dugan Automix so that the director and producers (who were watching via Zoom in different locations) could hear a more robust mix back.
The sound recordists responsible for delivering this year’s ABB FIA Formula E coverage to the BBC made good use of ourSpacer Bubble microphone windshields and The Sidekick in-ear IFB monitors helped the sound crew deliver safe, intelligible audio for the completion of its sixth season in Berlin.
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.