Case Study: Tim Ryan Campaign Videos
Recording Sound for Tim Ryan’s Union Commercials
It was fantastic working for Left Hook to do the production sound on the majority of Tim Ryan’s 2022 Senate campaign commercials. This was a fun & rewarding reoccurring project for me throughout the year, and Tim Ryan was an absolute pleasure to work with. These were all IATSE union productions, to which I am a member in good standing.
Working with Politicians
Typically politicians have tight schedules with a limited window of avalability and so you need to be ready from the moment they arrive. It’s often nonstop till they we get the content and they are wheels up. Fortunately Tim Ryan has been on camera plenty and is used to being mic’d and had wardrobe that was very sound friendly.
Production Sound Workflow
These campaign commercials had very similar workflows, shooting one to two Arri Alexa Mini LF Cameras with both camera hops and RF locked timecode boxes. Arri cameras can generate their own Genlock from incoming timecode for perfect sync. We also used a Denecke TS-2 Timecode slate to provide a redundant sync source. Additionally I had anywhere from 4-6 client IFB headsets out on any given day.
IFB Headsets & Client Experience
Having IFB headsets for clients & agency producers is an essential part of producing content, it goes a long way towards creating a great client experience and allows them to listen in for approval while at video village.