DPA and Rycote team up for a cool giveaway for filmmakers.
Great sound is essential to any project. That's why DPA and Rycote have come together for a Pay-It-Forward Giveaway campaign that will run from now until November 30, 2020 to give filmmakers an opportunity to win three DPA microphones and a bunch of Rycote accessories.
To enter, all you have to do is submit an application along with a description of your filming process and the synopsis of your film. All entries will be evaluated by a group of sound professionals and company representatives, and the top three projects will receive a DPA 4097 Micro Shotgun, a 4017 Shotgun, and a 6060 CORE Subminiature along with a Rycote Cyclone, Classic Softie, windjammers, and lav mounts, among other goodies.
On top of that, if your film requires more microphones, they will be loaned to you for the duration of your project. Plus, all the winners will receive a mentoring session from a sound expert.
This is a pretty cool giveaway. It gives everyone an opportunity to create something and have quality gear right from the start. DPA lavs are some of the best in the industry, so if you do happen to win, be sure to ask for their 4060 and 4061 lavs to see which one sounds better for your talent. Also, be sure to take advantage of the mentoring session.
If you've never used a DPA lav, they're going to perform a lot better than the bargain lavs out there, especially when you leave the comfort of a cushy studio and get out in real environments. Soak up as much information as you can about mic placement for your particular setups so you can get the best sound possible.
You can enter the contest here.