We are headed back to the location again this weekend to practice some of the camera moves again. Nancy and I have been discussing how to handle the second shot of scene 2 since it's a complex shot and needs a lot of rehersal. My buddy Mike will be there to continue his sound training along with Randy to lend a hand.
Bought a Sennheiser SEME66 ME66 - Short Shotgun mic today. This mic is renowned for it's sensitivity and is a much hotter mic then the AT-55 mic that I was trying to use with the R1. Additionally, the Sennheiser supports balanced operation and can be used directly with the camera. An added bonus is that the camera will supply the 48v phantom power to the mic.