FILMING WITH THE SONOSAX SX-R4 +
The film “Klammer, Chasing the Line” tells the story of skier Franz Klammer at the 1976 Olympic Games, the preparation and the pressure before the race. He was only a little faster than his main competitor, Swiss skier Bernhard Russi.
Half of the film took place on the original 1976 ski slope in Tyrol, Austria. The other half was shot in a studio in Vienna.
My first idea was to build two setups, small and light equipment for all mountain scenes, where it had the sparkle of documentary filming. And a larger sound card setup for studio situations.
But shortly after having the Sonosax SX-R4 + in my hands, I decided to do the whole movie with this little powerhouse.
Its flexible design made it perfect for this movie. It’s small, lightweight, low power consumption, so there’s no need to carry a lot of batteries with you.
A big plus was the LC8 + and its small and light design. This gave me the perfect opportunity to have an 8 fader linear expansion on the mountain. For the studio setup, I just connected a second LC8 + to have an extension of not 8, but 16 channels.
The simple and clean design of the SX-R4 + makes it very easy to control even when wearing gloves.
And one thing I like the most is that there is no USB connector on the device. Each connection is made with a solid connector.
Entering the metadata of this machine is very simple and does not require the use of an external keyboard.
-Herbert Verdino, Filmzeug, Wien Austria-