Rich Crooks

Beyond Description Location Sound

Location Sound Services

Rich Crooks, Beyond Description Location Sound Services, Vancouver, BC
Rich Crooks, Beyond Description Location Sound Services

About Us

Let me help tell your story.

I have worked in Vancouver TV and film business for over 30 years. With this experience comes an intuitive sense of how to capture a director’s vision.

I have also learned the importance of being an essential part of a team in the field. Often the first to arrive and among the last to leave, I believe in supporting my crew mates as we all strive for excellence in the field.

To be in this business, you need to have a sense of adventure, and you also need to work with what you have. Resourcefulness and creativity are a big part of my resume, garnered after years in the industry.

Let’s make beautiful sounding pictures together.

Our Location Equipment

To capture great location sound, you need state-of-the-art equipment. This means constantly re-investing in the tools of the trade. The quality of work we do is partly because of the quality of the gear we bring to the work.

Sound Devices 633 Compact Field Mixer
Sony MDR7506 Monitor Headphones
Sanken COS-11 microphones
Bumble-Bee Lav concealers
Rycote Advanced Stickies
Petrol PS605 Heavy-Duty Harness
K-Tek Stingray mixer bag
Remote Audio power distribution system – with 2 NP-L7S rechargeable Lithium-Ion bars
PowerEx Rechargeable AA batteries and 2x charging stations

Two Lectrosonic Digital Hybrid UCR 411A UHF Receivers
Two Lectrosonic SMV Super-Miniature UHF Transmitters
One Lectrosonic Dual-Channel SRC UHF Receiver
Two Lectrosonic SMQV Miniature UHF Transmitters
One Sennheisser eW G4 wireless microphone system

Comtek 216 Series headset system : One transmitter, two receivers

One Scheops CMC 641 shotgun mic
One Neumann KM 150 shotgun microphone with suspension, Blimp and Rycote Wind Jammer
One K-Tek KE-79CC 6.5 foot extendable Boom pole (internally wired)
One Neumann KMR 81 shotgun microphone with suspension, Blimp and Rycote Wind Jammer
One Ambient QP 480 11-foot extendable Min-Feature Film Boom pole

Three Bluetooth-enabled Tentacle Sync Systems with various interconnect cables
Avenger Grip stand with boom pole holder

Sound Devices 633 Mixer/Recorder
4 x Lectrosonic UCR Digital Hybrid receivers and transmitters
4 x Sanken COS 11-D lavalier microphones
1 x Sennheiser G4 wireless system and microphone/camera hop
Schoeps CMC 641 boom mic with an MK4 capsule and suspension/furry
Neumann KM 185 type boom mic with suspension/furry
3 x Tentacle Timecode Boxes
1x Comtek 216 transmitter
2x Comtek 216 receivers
Stringray 633 bag and Petrol 5-point harness
Lithium NP-1 Power Distribution system for bag

Our Clients

Mystique Films & CBC

Dussault, Inc | Paperny Films & BIO Canada

Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters EPK | Candela Productions

WorkSafe BC | A number of safety videos

Dussault, Inc | Paperny Films & BIO Canada

Good Fortune Collective | Biking videos "Holy Shift!"

Rethink Vancouver | Coast Capital Savings Ad “My Favorite Things”

PL Talks Podcast featuring Francis Henson

X Cars | Discovery

Brittany Rogers Feature | Candela Productions & TSN

Zero Waste Challenge : Candela Productions

CBC/Force Four Productions “Keeping Canada Alive”

Good Fortune Collective : Mountain bike trail vignettes : “Trail Engaged”

Journeyman Productions : Various BC LNG videos

CTV & Rogers | The Psychedelic Frontier – documentary

Tennant Films | Bombay Sapphire Art Project | Ben Z Cooper

Global BC Christmas Wish broadcasts 2010-2020
Various Global BC remotes including elections, roadshows, Remembrance Day at Victory Square in Vancouver
PNE remote Broadcasts
Global Creative Services advertising shoots – too numerous to mention
Knowledge Network : “The Leading Edge” : Science and information series
Second Chance TV pilot : Discovery
Seniors Yoga : Bliss Pictures
BCTF Conference 2009
Fringe DVD release Satellite Media
Malcom Lowry Audio Tour/Soundscapes: UBC
First Languages Project: Bliss Pictures
6 Degrees : Force Four Productions
Friends : Maria Larose
Wild Horses of Nemiah Valley : Rodeo Riders Productions
Panasonic commercial : MESH Technical Services
Oh, Sushi! Documentary : ONODOC Filmmakers/OMNI
CFL Grey Cup 2011-TSN
A Whole New Light : Candela Productions
Curling Promo – Kidsport PSA, Cancer Promo – CTV
Junior Achievement : “Making An Impact” – Infinity Films
WNET News : “Need To Know” feature
Progressive Waste : Candela Productions
SNC Lavalin : Candela Productions
The Great Trail promo (Laureen Harper) : Global Calgary
PGX Infomercial with Kathy Smith: Rogers
Shake Out BC at BC Place : Production Magic
St Paul’s Media Center : Various heart operations, live video stream
ET Canada : Victoria summer feature
Daltonic Films/TSN : Whitecaps team feature
Biggest Loser : CTV
TSN : Grey Cup 2014 and various EPK productions
SNC-Lavalin commercial shoot
BCGEU commercial shoot
RCMP : Dramatic courtroom recreation
Al Jazeera America : “Real Money” Condos story
Various BC Children’s Hospital featurettes
Clarity Video Services : Earthquake Press Conferences
Gigantic! Productions : True Life Vancouver shoot
Candela Productions : Daily Planet Segment : Underwater Submersibles
History Channel: SIX Behind-The-Scenes video
Picture This/APTN : Arm Nation TV series
Electrical Join Training Committee video
Journeyman Productions : BC Children’s Research
Rethink Vancouver : BC Hydro commercial spots
Rethink Vancouver : London Drugs commercial spots
Georgia Street Media : Best Buy “Dad Hacks” TV spots
Hallmark : Hailey Dean Mysteries Behind-The-Scenes
True Calling Productions : Victoria Anthony (singer) EPK shoot
FX Network : The Dirt 2018 season finale (Whitehorse)
DOTA2 : Competitor featurette : “Dendi”
Wallop Films : Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting
Wallop Films : TED Conference
Animatrix : Motion Capture for video games
Baird Television Associates : Diversity/Inclusion of Women Podcast
BC Ministry of Education : Convention Room presentations
Eyecue Creative : iQmetrix Nexsa videos
Georgia Street Media : UBC Students testimonials
Georgia Street Media : White Rock Pier for Weather Channel
Georgia Street Media : Shell “Champion” Profile
Hinesite Media : Indigneous Carving Video
ABC : Stumptown Behind-The-Scenes
Infinity Films : VCF Gala interviews
Infinity Films : Auschwitz Anniversary Interviews
Telus Studios : Assistive Technologies videos
The Children’s Foundation : Various vignettes
BC Housing Vignettes
Door Knocker Media : Podcast record – Spencer O/Brien
Notre Compagnie_En Sol Canadien shoot

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