On Apr 17, 2006, at 12:15 PM, Robert Hodge wrote:
> So my overall opinions about unions are very, very low.
Just to say you are not alone. I've been keeping quiet until now. I
will not whine except to say the worst sounding hall in San Francisco
is a union house, and they made the exact same errors in one show two
years in a row (spoken word poetry in audible, cello boomy and
indistinct, lavalier on dancer feeding back repeatedly, drummer fine
beacuse he was ten feet back from the mic)! And when I have gone in as
an independent to record music, the union guy plugs in a mic, turns it
on, and reads the poaper and talks sports the rest of the time -
including when the speakers are having trouble being heard...
On the other hand, I failed the union (IATSE, radio, 1975) entrance
exam because I didn't know tube electronics theory and math. But gee I
can mix sound and maintain my own system!
I support the idea of unions but have no good experiences with them.
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio