Friday, 18 February 2011

Forest Bird Song

Recorded in the early morning in the country woodlands of East Sussex on England.

When you listen to this recording can you do me a favor? Can you turn away from your computer screen or stand up and walk to the other side of the room, maybe lay down for a couple of minutes. You can think about a loved one, imagine you are in the track or try and clear your head.

This is only a short track, but if you could take the time to leave me some of your thoughts and emotions whilst listening to this recording.

Can you picture yourself in the forest? Are you feeling relaxed? If there is something in the sound that is stopping you from relaxing please feel free to comment aswell, all feedback is welcome.

If you can leave your comments in the box below I would be most grateful. All comments are kept confidential.

Thank you.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Looking In - On Location Interviews

I have recently started working with Ryan Mathie of

Ryan has assembled a team to help him to produce a series of web videos for his website Looking In. Each video interviews an expert in the field of finding true happiness within yourself. A really inspiring and worthwhile project that has been great fun so far.

The first interview took place on 28th January 2011. The interviewee was Dr Voice who discussed how the use of breathing, voice, language, beliefs and physical activity can be used to raise your level of happiness.

Click here to find out more about Looking In and visit the website

The session began with a sit down interview between Ryan Mathie and the Doc. For this I used a couple of Lapel Microphones. We did consider using wireless lapels, however because the subjects remained static throughout the interview (and to keep to budget) we opted to have them hardwired into my FR2-LE.

We ended the session by heading outside into the street and picking a random member of public to interview and do some exercises with. For this section I opted for a single Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun mic on the end of Boom pole. This was enough to move around all the speakers, whilst cutting out the noise of the city in the background.

For a first session with a new film crew who hadn't worked together before this project was a great success. I think I can say that everybody enjoyed it.

The video is currently in post production and will be available soon.