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Side by Side: Video Micro and VideoMic Me a first look

Two new microphones from Rode increase the choice when recording smartphone audio. Apart from the mics discussed in the Microphone Comparo on this site and the introduction to Sennheisers AVX system, here are two more offerings for the avid hand held mojo. I like these two mics because they are small yet very efficient. The […]

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SmartMojo Kit Options Oct 2015

What you have in your mojo kit depends on what you want to use it for. Your kit might include a DSLR if you need to do long lens work. Your kit might also include a gimbal and some walkie talkies. Knowing what your job requires is an essential part of being a strong mojo. […]

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Sennheiser AVX combo first look

Sennheiser say that the AVX-Combo is the perfect digital wireless microphone set for film projects. It may also be just that and more for mojo work. The system (which uses AES 256-bit encryption at an audio resolution of 24-bit, 48kHz) includes a receiver, handheld microphone, body-pack transmitter with omni-directional lavaliere microphone (we upgraded to the […]

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First Look Exo lens

I bought a new EXO lens in the US and wasn’t sure, until we began using it at recent mojo workshops in Norway. Everyone loved it,  even the distortion, because it is a thing of functional beauty. The smartphone (6 and 6 plus) slide in to the EXO lens as if on rails and it fits into a […]

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Basic mojo gear wrap up

This is an article I wrote for the current issue of the Walkley Magazine (from Australia’s premier journalism foundation). It provides an overview of the latest and must have gear. Basic Mojo Gear (Walkley article PDF)    

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Microphone Comparo 101

Audio is often seen as the second cousin and often left until last when we prep for filming. But Walter Murch, the famous Hollywood feature film and sound editor and mixer, reminds us that: “The most important thing students must learn is 90 per cent of film is sound. The picture is far less important” (cited in […]

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Finding their Mojo (in Ceduna and surrounds)

My last mojo project in remote communities around Ceduna in South Australia, conducted for Red Cross, has entered a new stage. Funding has been sourced by Red Cross SA Director, Helen Connolly, to continue the program with the Ceduna Youth Hub. Peter Jericho the co-ordinator of the Ceduna Youth Hub was one of the mojo trainee trainers, “It’s […]

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