ABOUT

Neal Willaert | Production Soundmixer

Neal Willaert is a sound engineer based in Antwerp. He’s specialized in on location sound recording and mixing, for various formats: EFP, ENG, documentary, advertising, fiction, virtual reality etc.

From an early age when studying art at high school, Neal discovered his passion for sound. This led him to enroll at the Royal Institute for Theatre Cinema and Sound in Brussels in 2012, in 2016 he graduated as a sound engineer. During his studies Neal accumulated a lot of experience in the field. Besides his studies he participated in many projects as a sound recordist. These projects were mainly documentaries, which offered a great challenge for on location sound mixing.

For Neal, being a sound engineer is much more than creating high quality recordings. Location sound mixing is a process that requires adequate preparation, a flexible attitude, creative insight and pleasant co-working from pre- to postproduction.

For more information, you can contact Neal per phone, e-mail or visit his Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram page.

Experience

VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT (VR)

VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT (VR)

Currently working for Soulmade, a young & fresh cinematic VR company.

BOOM-OPERATING

BOOM-OPERATING

  • Gevoel voor tumor (ÉÉN)

  • Studio Tarara (Shelter)

  • Gina & Chantal (VTM)

  • De Bunker (VTM)

ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION (EFP)

ELECTRONIC FIELD PRODUCTION (EFP)

  • Huizenjagers (VIER)

  • Dancing With The Stars (VIER)

  • Bake Off Vlaanderen (VIER)

  • Ons Eerste Huis (VIER)

SHORT FEATURE FILM (FICTION)

SHORT FEATURE FILM (FICTION)

During my school carreer, I gained a lot of experience by mixing student theses & shortfilms from different film academies.

DOCUMENTARY

DOCUMENTARY

  • MX WORLD: SEASON 1 (Red Bull) 

  • ‘DOEL’ Directed by Frederik Solberg (CZAR)

  • ‘4×7’ (De Chinezen)

PUBLICITY

PUBLICITY

  • Rode Neuzen Dag (The Breakfast Club)

  • Het Nieuwsblad (CZAR)

  • Game Mania (FLEDGE.TV)

  • Delhaize (CZAR)

gear

Mixer/recorder


Sound Devices 633
A reliable field production mixer with an integrated 10-track recorder and timecode.
Sound Devices MixPre-6
A high-resolution, lightweight 8-track recorder that can be used as a second unit or back-up recorder.

Microphones


Sennheiser MKH416 shotgun microphone
A good sounding shotgun microphone resistible for tough climates.
Sennheiser MKH50 super-cardioid microphone
This super-cardioid shotgun microphone is a must-have for indoor shoots and talking-head interviews.
4x Sanken COS-11 lavalier microphones
The size of these lavalier microphones make them very easy to hide, and still provide great quality sound.
2x DPA 4060 lavalier microphones
These are great sounding microphones for hiding under clothes, and still sound perfect for clip-on.
Sennheiser SKM135 dynamic handheld microphone
This wireless handheld microphone provides professional sound quality for interviews and reporting, even under unfavorable conditions.

Wireless


4x Wisycom MTP40s transmitter
An extremely small pocket transmitter with a 184Mhz bandwith and enhanced robustness against noise & inter-modulation.
2x Sennheiser EK100 G3 set
2 strong wireless packs with upgraded receivers for more reception.
3x Sennheiser EW300 IFB/IEM set
A very reliable wireless pack used for the director and script supervisor to listen to the performances being captured, but also for links to camera.

Timecode


Tentacle Sync unit
No bigger or heavier than a matchbox, and perfect for delivering solid timecode to any camera with timecode/audio inputs.
2x Ambient ACN-NL (Nano Lockit)
A small, wireless and very reliable timecode generator & transceiver for all applications.
Ambient ACN-LS (Lockit Slate)
The Lockit Slate is a highly accurate timecode slate featuring a unique design and functionality.

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