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Lectro Captures Footkhana FX

Video production specialist La Fabrica de Carbon recently completed "Footkhana," a film for Castrol and Ken Block, using Lectrosonics equipment.

Barcelona, Spain (June 26, 2014)—Video production specialist La Fabrica de Carbon recently completed Footkhana, a film for Castrol and Ken Block, using Lectrosonics equipment.

Footkhana combines gymkhana driving with football skills in a head-to-head competition of man in a machine versus man and his feet. The film is a collaborative effort with professional rally driver Ken Block, international football star Neymar Jr. and Castrol.

Recording the stunts were Quique Lopez and Paul Tolosa who explained how they used their Lectrosonics wireless systems to good effect: “Ken Block´s car generated 117 dB SPL when we tried to record wildtracks and ambients from the outside, and on the inside it was even worse; we had to work with huge amounts of attenuation. Yet, we were very happy to count on DPA 21 Microdot-Lectrosonics adapters in our configuration. Another problem was the size of the set and the fact that were we were actually recording a running car. We solved the problem by using Lectrosonics ALP620 shark fin antennas.”

Lopez and Tolosa explained the setup: “All the drifting ambients and effects were recorded on Sound Devices 788, mounted on cl9 cart. We tried to get as much stereo separation as possible. We used a Lectrosonics Venue receiver system with four VRS and one VRT, with the ALP620 directional antennas so we could have a good coverage over the whole set. SMDB series transmitters were paired with DPA 4061s and 4071s and Countryman EMW lavaliere microphones. We also used an HM plug-on transmitter with a Shoeps Cmit shotgun mic for specific effects.”

They continued: “We used wireless transmitters as well for ambients and stereos, as they made for easier location set up. We even used them for some specific effects, such as football strikes and so on. Inside the car we had a Sound Devices 664 with us, a Lectrosonics Quadpack containing two SR dual-channel receivers, plus four SM series transmitters with DPA 4063 microphones and one non-wireless stereo microphone.”