Hi. Welcome to my U.W.E Filmmaking and Creative Media blog to show my progress in the second semester module.
This is a brief post outlining the initial learning from the first wordpress workshop which will be a personal blog i will be using as a digital journal outlining my development with the personal goal i have chosen to improve my technical skills with sound recording and audio post production using Pro Tools rather than Logic Pro.
With that in mind what makes a good sound designer and recordist?
The fundamental duty of a Sound Recordists is being responsible for recording the entire sound world of a production making sure it is syncopated with the camera if recording live to make sound recordings of outstanding quality, to provide the audio editor with as seamless audio as possible to edit with. It is clear that recording on location where all of the elements can not be controlled is dynamically harder than recording internally or in a purpose built studio but there are still many recurring issues that sound recordists have to deal with in these situations for example making a large space sound smaller than it is or eliminating a mechanical hum from the recording.
To be a good sound recordist requires a vast depth of technical knowledge, being up to date with the latest equipment, determination and energy, resourcefulness, understanding where they fit in with other crew members and good communications skills.
But the most important base requirement is an appreciation of sound, sound science the various qualities it can possess and when recording what can affect the final recorded sound i.e. surface type, room size and interference.
Having an understanding of sound science is a major advantage, knowing what kind of material, location features and weather conditions may affect the quality of recording, and how these issues can be minimized with the available equipment on the shoot.
On a larger scale the blog will be interlinked with other students blog to create a community driven approach to learning where we are encouraged to help each others development by contributing information that others may find useful.