Archive for the 'recording' Category

A few months back, with Mann Made Media, I had the privilege to work on a great project for BMW. BMW was announcing their sponsorship of the South African rugby team – the Springboks. Our brief was to simulate the feeling a rugby player would experience as they walk onto a packed stadium. It was well received […]

I recently was on a shoot in Liberia, Monrovia. What an incredible country. After a little confrontation from the Liberian equivilent of Area Boys [left pic], we managed to get to an awesome location by the river. There was a tree [right pic] swarming with hundreds of very vocal fruit bats. I couldn’t resist, and […]

Last week, I put up a mystery sound for you to guess what it was. This is the sound: Mystery Sound by SoundPlusDesign recorded on Sound Devices 702 + MKH 418s I got some interesting responses: Hippo Toad Baby springbok in the belly of a python sliding past a microphone in the rain Trees in […]

I just got back from really pleasant two week vacation in Thailand where I got to meet up with my girlfriend (she lives in the States). Here are some of my favorite sounds from the trip. I only brought my Zoom H4n and didn’t record much as it’s never fun to be on holiday with […]

Miguel Isaza from Designing Sound and Nathan Moody from Noise Jockey have conjured up an exciting new site concentrating on the art of field recording. Sonic Terrain is a portal for the art, science, and craft of field recording. It will aggregate information and publish exclusive content focused on sounds recorded outside the studio. Topics […]

Gianpaolo and Sara from sounDesign ran a panel/workshop last weekend at the Enterferenze New Art Festival, and asked some of us around the world to contribute. The topic was “Design o’ the times” based on the concept of time design. I have been wanting to create a time-lapse phonography piece for some time now, so […]

Last week I was on a shoot in a South African township, and there was a chicken coop . It sounded pretty awesome, so I recorded the ambience of it. The recording has unfortunately got traffic sounds, and I had to edit quite a bit around people talking. There is also the sound of the […]

I ran a competition on Social Sound Design (SSD) where the first person to get the Nice Question Badge would win a signed copy of David Sonnenschein’s book Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema. The winner is Fabrice Million (what a cool name), a Frenchman living in Australia. […]

…Frightening me! Galileo, Galileo Figaro… In summer, Johannesburg gets the craziest thunder showers. They don’t last long, but they are very vicious and sound like no other storms I’ve ever heard. The other night I recorded a thunder storm. I just love how the thunder keeps on rolling and crackling. You can just picture the sound […]

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Sound Designer’s Telephone Game. It was great fun and in the spirit of Social Sound Design. The Sound Designer’s Telephone Game started with a field recording of mine which was passed onto thirty people who had volunteered to participate. Each person was permitted to add only one effect. […]