DPA and Rycote Team Up to Pay-it-Forward to Film Industry


Alleroed, Denmark DPA Microphones and Rycote join forces to support the film industry during these unprecedented times. The brands are launching a pay-it-forward campaign for first-time and indie filmmakers, who will have the opportunity to win a customized DPA/Rycote filming kit. Among the film experts helping to support the giveaway by judging for this effort are Tim White, Bryan “Sol” Aponte, Antoin Cox and Stéphane Bucher.

Aspiring and indie filmmakers around the world are encouraged to participate in the DPA/Rycote Pay-it-Forward Giveaway campaign, running October 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020. The giveaway includes three DPA mics – the brand new 4097 Micro Shotgun, 4017 Shotgun and 6060 CORE Subminiature – along with an array of Rycote accessories. To enter, filmmakers are asked to submit an application form, along with a short description of the filming process and synopsis of the film, to DPA and Rycote for judging. The entries will be evaluated by the group of film sound experts and company representatives, and the top three projects will receive the aforementioned kit, as well as a free loan of any/all miking technology from the two companies necessary to record the film. Furthermore, the winners will receive a mentoring session from one of the film sound experts.

“The resiliency and industriousness of the film community over the past several months has inspired us to provide additional resources to newcomers and independent filmmakers,” says Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, CEO, DPA Microphones. “These professionals have made a significant impact on our business throughout the years, and we want to give-back to an industry that makes DPA what it is. Our goal is to ensure that these audio pros can provide high-quality sound for all future films. We look forward to hearing about the next great series of movies that will enter the festival world.”

“We are very excited to be working on this initiative with our friends at DPA,” says Simon Davies, Managing Director, Rycote. “Everyone involved in both organizations wants to support the film industry, which has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to provide materials and resources to newcomers and independent filmmakers is just one small way we can help get outstanding films into the upcoming festivals and in front of audiences. Best of luck to all participants.”  

For more information, visit: https://www.dpamicrophones.com/film-gear.

About DPA Microphones
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications. DPA’s ultimate goal is to always provide its customers with the absolute finest possible microphone solutions for all its markets, which include live sound, installation, recording, theatre and broadcast. When it comes to the design process, DPA takes no shortcuts. Nor does the company compromise on its manufacturing process, which is done at the DPA factory in Denmark. As a result, DPA’s products are globally praised for their exceptional clarity and transparency, unparalleled specifications, supreme reliability and, above all, pure, uncolored and undistorted sound. For more information, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com.

About Rycote
Renowned for its innovative, problem-solving designs for over 50 years, Rycote has become a synonym for microphone windshields the world over, playing a leading role in this industry. Forming an essential part of broadcast and recording technology at the critical point of audio capture, Rycote products are trusted by audio professionals to help them deliver great sound, time after time, and in the most demanding of conditions. Rycote windshields and microphone suspension systems, all designed and manufactured in Stroud (UK), are designed for capturing audio whilst at the same time preventing wind and handling noise and preserving the microphone’s natural frequency response. Rycote recently joined the Vitec Group PLC as the leading audio brand. More information can be found at: www.rycote.com.


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