“Based on the true scandal that started it all…” teased Hulu on its upcoming Seth Rogen-produced biographical drama miniseries, Pam & Tommy, which is based on the tumultuous relationship between Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and actress Pamela Anderson. Details are scarce, but it’s safe to assume viewers can expect to have their memories refreshed about the pair’s whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after knowing each other for 96 hours, their divorce three years later, and that stolen tape.
“I said yes right away, because of what the two represent in Hollywood and the music industry,” says Emmy award-winning sound mixer Juan Cisneros, whose company Sound695 Services worked on Pam & Tommy.
“I knew it was going to be a challenge for the sound department and I knew that many fans would be drawn to the content of the story! I started reading the scripts and saw that it was not going to be easy.”
The production twists and turns through many locations, and throughout it all, Sound695 relied on Lectrosonics wireless audio. Their most recent acquisitions – five DSQD receivers and two DPR-A plug-on transmitters for boom mics, and some new DBSM digital bodypack transmitters recently ordered – join a legacy arsenal of SMV, micro-compact SSM transmitters, and wideband SMWB transmitters.
“Our five DSQDs are split between three on my main cart and two on a more portable system,” explains Cisneros.
“We have a sixth on order so the carts will both have 12 channels each. Lately, it seems like every show we do goes more smoothly with two systems. Not just for backup, but for going into a process trailer or any remote location where the main cart is not feasible.”