1. Use cutters to kill boom shadows.
2. Use all reasonable measures to reduce dolly squeaks. Put a dance floor down
if floors creak.
Put talcum powder around the rubber wheels when needed.
3. Use blankets to deaden outside sound from open doors and windows.
4. Make baffle covers for the loud set machines, fans and ballasts.
5. Fasten down all scrims and gels that rattle in the wind.
6. On insert cars, keep extra stands attached to speed rails from clanging.
7. Silicon spray noisy moving hinges.
1. Keep the generator as far away as is reasonably possible. Always use a minimum
of 3 banded lengths (150 feet) to the first box, and go back from there. Supply
base camp power where possible to avoid loud generators.
2. Use all reasonable measures to keep lights and ballasts from making any
noise on set, and use extension cabling to keep noisemakers off set.
3. Run cables so that windows and doors can close.
4. Put variacs on problem dimmers.
5. On insert cars, clip and wedge funnels to reduce the rattling sound.
6. Keep lights in silent (non flicker free) when shooting at 24 fps to get
rid of the unnecessary high pitched whine.