Had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to pull out some new equipment and the new cart on a drama gig for a sitcom pilot. Was a fairly good run through for the gear as most scenes had 6 key talent with lines so i was busy in the radio mic department managing that. Luckily i had Joe Veale come onboard as the boom swinger and his help proved invaluable. He had his work cut out with some fairly meaty scenes but did a great job of both remembering a huge amount of cues and keeping on top of the script changes.
In terms of the new gear, the dpa lapels sounded great in most positions especially in the hairline and hats and the new skin colour 4061s were super handy.. They were really my go to lapels with a couple of B6s thrown in for good measure. The end of last year i had purchased a meon life and extra life 40 for a gig that didn't eventuate so it was great to get it working. It wasn't a cheap purchase but it is definitely worth the extra cost. There were some fairly ice cold days on location and the meon always proved solid. There's a couple of alterations to do to the cart itself as a slightly wider wheel base will help with the overall stability, but all in all a very successful 5 days.