Lion is one of Australasia's leading beverage and food companies, producing brands in dairy, juice, soy and alcoholic beverages. Last year their CEO, Rob Murray moved on and a comedic farewell video was produced to share the company's feelings. The premise of the film involved the bottling of Lion employee tears to brew a special beer that captured the true essence of Rob.
I was brought onto this project as location sound recordist for the two day shoot at the Tooheys Brewery in Lidcombe and the Lion offices in the Sydney CBD. Recording sound for this run and gun style shoot presented many difficult challenges due to the high level of industrial ambiance at the brewery; recording dialogue next to conveyor belts full of beer bottles is no easy task! But, through the use of Sound Related's high end equipment and knowledge of correct microphone placement, I was able to record results that were clean, clear, and intelligible.