Category Archives: Field Recording

discussions about field recording

063 – Field Recording in South Africa

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In this episode we pass the podcast over to George Vlad and Daan Hendricks who tell us all about their trip to a field recording workshop in Mmabolela Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa.  They discuss everything from the planning and preparations,  getting from their homes in Europe to this remote location, and the gear they used (and how it held up in the extreme weather conditions). They also reminisce on the impressions the trip has left on their lives.  All with fantastic examples of the sounds they recorded while there.

Here are some pictures of the places they were able to record:

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Looking out from the porch of the building they stayed in.
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A gang of baboons at the waterhole.
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Recording the dawn chorus.

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LINKS:

Website for the Mmabolela Recording Workshop

George Vlad’s website

George’s blog post on the trip.

Daan Hendrick’s website

Daan’s blog post on the trip.

SFX Library made from the sounds recorded on this trip.

 

055 – Nia Hansen

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In this episode René and Timothy talk to Nia Hansen about her career at Skywalker Ranch.   She has worked on blockbuster films including Captain America: Civil War (& The Winter Soldier), Thor: The Dark World, War Horse, Dr. Strange, Jurassic World, Big Hero 6 and many more.     She tells us about life at Skywalker and what it is like to work in high pressure audio post production environments.  Lots of great stories about what it is like in the trenches of some of Hollywoods biggest productions.

Links:

Nia Hansen’s IMDB

SkyWalker Ranch

Big Thanks to Carlos Manrique Clavijo for volunteering to edit this episode for us.  You can see his sound design website at www.audio-fabula.com or check out his animation companies site at www.karu-karu.com

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054 – Sound Design for Radio & Podcasting Roundtable

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This episode features a great conversation about the ins and outs of sound design in radio and podcasting.  Our guest are Dylan Keefe, (Director of Sound Design for RadioLab), Jeff Emtman (Co-Producer of KCRW’s Here Be Monsters), Ann Jones (host and producer of Off Track for Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Dan Powell (Sound Designer for Archive 81 podcast) and Jeremy Bloom (Sound Designer / Technical Producer for WNYC Studios).  Between them all, we have a very wide swath of the kinds of radio and podcast content out there.  They do everything from audio drama to journalism to documentary to storytelling.  We dig in deep on gear, mixing levels, where to get started and lots more.

Links

Ann Jones Off Track Podcast

Dan Powell’s Archive 81

Dylan Keefe’s RadioLab

Jeff Emtman’s Here Be Monsters 

Jeremy Bloom’s WNYC Studios

Essay on Podcast Sound Design by Jeremy Bloom found on his personal site

Sound Particles website

Tonebenders Sound Particles walk through episode

DesigningSound.org