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DPA Microphones used for sci-fi hit Now You See Me

DPA Microphones equipped the stars on the set of hit Now You See Me, released in the UK this week. The company’s d:fine Headset Microphones provided both the artistic director and sound mixer with the vision and audio aspects they needed.

DPA Microphones equipped the stars on the set of hit Now You See Me, released in the UK this week. The company’s d:fine Headset Microphones provided both the artistic director and sound mixer with the vision and audio aspects they needed.

The film’s art director, Danny Michael was looking for a microphone which could be seen but not held, so replaced the foam windscreen that typically comes with the d:fine, with the exposed grill version.

“The director asked the production designer and me to find a few solutions to meet his needs,” said Michael. “We received a few different samples, but I made sure to include the d:fine as it was the one that I felt would provide the best sound. Since it was an artistic decision, I left it to the director to make the final call. It was very fortunate for me that he selected the one I wanted most.”

Now You See Me is an action-packed thriller that pits an FBI team against ‘The Four Horsemen,’ a group of the world’s greatest illusionists – played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fischer and Dave Franco – who pull off a series of heists during live performances in cities such as Las Vegas and New Orleans. Equipped with the DPA d:fines while on stage, the team explains each of its illusions and tricks, and with several close-ups on the actor’s faces during these scenes, the microphones are prominent in the film and trailer.

Michael had not previously worked with DPA Microphones, and explained: “In the case of a microphone, the main focus is always whether the sound is ideal for the purpose for which you’re trying to use it. Since I rely on it to do good work for me, I certainly want a microphone that has a good voice quality. In the case of DPA, the answer is always simply ‘yes.’ ”

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