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29/06/2015

DPA Microphones Used On Mad Max: Fury Road

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The Mad Max: fury Road movie presented a number of audio challenges, however thanks to DPA's d:screet™ Miniature Microphones these were easily overcome.

This is the fourth action adventure film series starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult, and directed, produced and co-written by George Miller.

Production Sound Mixer Ben Osmo chose DPA's d:screet™ 4063 Miniature Microphones with low sensitivity and low voltage to record dialogue during the shooting of action scenes that involved fast, furious and bumpy chases across the Namibian desert. He also used DPA d:screet 4062 Miniature Microphones with extra low sensitivity for cabled recordings of various vehicles, and these were held firm inside each vehicle by DPA magnet mounts.

Osmo, who has won numerous awards for his work, said the choice of DPA microphones was an easy one to make as he had used them many times in the past and always been happy with their durability and their sound quality.

On Fury Road, vehicle noises often drowned out the dialogue, particularly if actors were in the vehicles or standing near them, so Osmo close miked everyone to get usable guide tracks.

"We used low sensitivity d:screet Miniature Microphones for the eight principle cast members who were inside the War Rig cabin and these provided all dialogue and all transmitted sound FX," he explained. "At the same time we placed a lot of hidden DPA d:screet mics in the cabin for FX and for catching the action. We also positioned them around the engine bay, near the exhausts and transmission and up on the top of the War Rig, and they were used in other vehicles and on the vast supporting cast."

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