Blushift Aerospace launched Starsust 1.0 from an airbase in Limestone, Maine. This was the first commercial biofuel rocket in the world. Providing location sound mix and recording for a documentary on this special event was an honor. I can’t even begin to describe seeing this feat of teamwork, determination and Yankee ingenuity succeed in person.
Twenty years ago a small group of farmers and farm advocates started talking about this idea: that farmland, and farming, matter and should be protected. Soon, that little seed of an idea took root, and Maine Farmland Trust began as the first and only land trust in Maine dedicated to protecting farmland and supporting farmers. Produced in partnership with Knack Factory for Maine Farmland Trust’s 20th Anniversary.
Interview with Michael The Sound Guy: Justin Lacroix is a production sound mixer based out of southern Maine. He’s worked on the reality TV show Survivor and on projects for MTV, Nat Geo, HBO and Vice. He uses a Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder, Lectrosonics SRc wireless receivers, Lectrosonics SMWBs and SMDWBs wireless transmitters, Sanken COS-11 lav mics, Sennheiser 416 shotgun mics and Sennheiser MKH-50 for interiors. Justin also uses Tentacle Sync time code boxes.
During this week-long shoot in Japan, we went from Tokyo to Okayama which included the hottest day in Japan’s recorded history at 106 degrees (41.1 Celsius). I have invested in the best gear on the market because it can withstand the change in environment – even with extreme temperatures and high humidity in rural Japan on a fishing boat my equipment functioned flawlessly.