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Gemini VH-120L

For grins, I bought a Gemini VH-120L, which is a “dual channel wireless” microphone system with two lavalier mics. That means it’s got two clip-on microphones, each with their own battery/transmitter/receiver pack. Those transmitters connect via radio to a base station which mixes the signal from the two microphones together and sends it out a 1/4″ jack in the back. The whole thing was only $120, so I wanted to see what sort of quality it might be for that price. Well, the answer is “poor”! I don’t believe I’ve ever experienced a noisier microphone rig than this one. It’s impressively bad, and I can’t imagine offhand any reasonable application for this product. Hopefully I’ll find something someday. Otherwise, I just wasted 120 bucks.

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Broomfield Independent Film Series

Broomfield Independent Film Series announcement in the Broomfield Enterprise

There it is. The first public announcement of the Broomfield Independent Film Series. We wrote up a press release and I sent it to the Broomfield Enterprise so they could put it in their announcements section. We’ve already gotten one local director who inquired about submitting a film, thanks to this newspaper announcement.

Here’s the series’ website, in case you have no idea what I’m talking about.

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Lee Van Cleef and Benjamin Bratt

I wonder if I’m the only one in the world who sees a similarity between Lee Van Cleef in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and Benjamin Bratt in “The Great Raid.” If they should ever do a remake of TGTBATU (and I don’t know why anyone would) they should get Bratt to play Angel Eyes.