Monday, 10 January 2011

South Bank Skate Park

I've been planning a new recording project recently. Whilst scouting some locations, I came across the Skate Park at South Bank on the Thames (near the London Eye (the big Ferris Wheel)).

Whilst going through my teenage years, I knew a lot of Skate Boarders and BMXers in my home town of Hastings. In fact, I still know a lot of them. I knew that this would be a good place to start recording.

It was a busy Sunday afternoon, and there must have been about twenty 16-25 year olds with their boards and BMXs, grinding the ramps and pulling ollies. Many individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds stopping to watch. It just shows that the sport can be enjoyed by everyone.

The sample is of the skateboarders rolling past in either direction, in the section with the concrete grind ramps.

Note to self: Bring your SLR camera with you in Future instead of the iPhone :)

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The Gloomy Church Yard Bell

Whilst looking for a late night recording session in early January, I remembered hearing the Church Bell of my local village going off late at night.

You can buy this sound recording for £1.50. You can use the sound in your films, videos or compositions. Just send me an e-mail with a copy of your receipt and I'll send you the license and a .wav copy of the file.

I parked up nearby and set up my equipment just outside the Grave Yard.

There were a few houses nearby, so I didn't want to make too much noise and raise suspicion that I was grave robbing or something equally as stupid.

Being around a grave yard at midnight can be a scary thing. At one point I turned around and saw two White Glowing things which appeared to be above ground level. Ghosts? That was my first thought aswell. No, they were infact Balloons left over from somebodies party.

Anyway, since I enjoyed making the Fog Horn video from last week, I thought I'd treat you to another Church Bell one.

I took the photo in the video on Christmas day whilst visiting some Christmas House Lights.