His dedication to recorded sound is rooted in having worked with Simon Clark, Jo Vale, Simon Bishop (in the UK) and Mac Ruth (in Europe).
Balazs is interested in acoustic ecology, immersing himself within the sounds (and noises) homo erectus, animalia and nature produces on Planet Earth.
His hobby is recording (and listening to) acoustic music*.
His longtime business partner gave him the final push: in 2015 Balazs started production sound mixing for films.
Amongst other things he has been helping to bring Watney home, he saw Benghazi set on fire, he saw replicant K searching through his past, and he has joined the Fremen to hear the rumble of sandworms on Arrakis.
Balazs enjoys opting for the extremes** (just because he can), while practicing the rule of using numbers: 0, 4 & 6. So that leaves him with
, his all time favourite if he has to go small
, if he can go big.
Whatever the situation calls for***
PS: He really wanted to use 4066
once, but the director didn't like the idea of visible mics...
* Or as he puts it: music played with tangible, real instruments
** The sad rule of enlightened sound people: one must accept the fact that there is no "best mic in the world"... merely an ideal one for a situation that one considers numerous aspects of...
*** See: ** (above)
Balazs Varga, Production Sound Mixer
Speaks: English, Hungarian