(Reykjavík, Iceland--July 2, 2013) LazyTown Entertainment in Iceland is using 12 DPA 4061 Miniature Microphones to capture the audio for the multi-award winning "LazyTown" pre-school television show, which is now shooting its fourth series in Iceland.
’s sound supervisor, Gunnar Arnason, who also owns a recording and post production company called Upptekid, is responsible for selecting all of the audio equipment used by LazyTown Entertainment at its state of the art studio in Gardabaer, Iceland.
“My task is to create the entire audio workflow for each LazyTown
series, from studio recording through to the final sound mixes,” he explains. “Over the past two years, we have relied on DPA Microphones for dialogue recording, using them on the live actors and also to record the puppeteers. We chose DPA microphones because they have an excellent signal-to-noise ratio and because they are extremely well-built, which means that they last a long time and are very durable.
Supplied by DPA’s Icelandic distributor Exton the miniature microphones are mounted in sweatbands on the foreheads of the puppeteers, while the live actors have the mics hidden in their clothes.
“This works well, especially for the puppeteers who have to work with their hands above their heads,” explains Arnason. “They need a microphone that will stay firmly in place and won’t get knocked when they move around. Also, when the microphone is tight on the forehead you get some resonance from the skull, which makes the sound even better.”
is a leading and highly-respected children’s entertainment brand comprising an award-winning TV series, live stage shows, sports events, publishing and more. The LazyTown
concept is entertainment for children and the whole family, dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging way. The TV show has become an international success since it was first launched in 2004 and has been broadcast in over 170 countries, reaching over 500 million homes and dubbed in over 30 languages.
Currently shooting its fourth series, LazyTown
is an Icelandic production with an international cast from Iceland, the U.K. and the U.S. The series was created by former aerobics champion Magnus Scheving, who also plays the lead character Sportacus in the show, to motivate children to get active and make healthy lifestyle choices. Cleverly mixing live characters, puppets and CGI, LazyTown
creates engaging storylines that have a healthy message – delivering entertainment that inspires, raising the bar for children’s television.
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