DPA mics. Radio-mic wise, I use Audio Limited with TRAMs and San-ken microphones.
Did you work closely with the
JM: Very much so! On this sort of
film, you have to work with wardrobe constantly, especially as the
actors were often changing costumes. For instance, Doctor Strange
changed costumes many, many
times because of these passages in
time, so we had to be absolutely on
the ball to know which jacket he’s
wearing and when.
How did you approach the sound
for fights and action sequences?
JM: It’s quite difficult sometimes to
work out how much to interfere if
the actors are in the middle of a fight
sequence. Especially when they’re
on wires, since you don’t want to
hamper them with even more wires.
So we had to be very aware of that,
while still trying to pick up the relevant bits of dialogue, if there were
any. Doctor Strange is a mixture of
pure dialogue scenes interspersed
with quite a lot of action sequences.
They’re often using two or three
cameras. In the Hong Kong sets we
were using four cameras at once, so
we had to be very aware of what was
The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) punches Dr. Steven Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) through space and time
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) sets his sights on his future cape
Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) begins to harness his own powers