Location sound recordist


About me

Recording for documentary on location

I'm a PSC sound recordist and sound assistant. I work across documentary and drama as well as commercial, corporate, animation and art performance. I trained at the NFTS and now work as a recordist on documentaries for TV broadcast, VOD and cinema, and as an assistant on features and TV drama.

This has allowed me to record in some interesting places, from a school-children's picnic in the foothills of the Andes in Bolivia to a fishing trip off the Anatolian coast of Turkey, and scientists running experiments in a dark matter lab 1.1km underground in Whitby.

This has involved dealing with carnets and traveling and working with kit in some remote and difficult environments, but more importantly being able to quickly form a friendly and respectful working relationship with everyone I work with, from children growing up in prison to politicians.

Having some experience in sound design I know how to help the editor and sound designer by providing clean sound that matches the camera's perspective, roomtones, wildtracks, and useful metadata. I've also been trained in using a Fischer boom and mixing sound for multi-camera TV.

I'm a member of the Institute of Professional Sound.

I am also a field recordist, and interested in the ability of sounds around us to enhance or degrade our everyday experience, to affect our mood, and stimulate memories and new ideas. You can listen to some of my field recordings on Aporee:
Reverberant spaces || Dalyan, Turkey || Coasts

If you'd like to discuss a project you're planning please get in touch.






Credits





Equipment

    Recorders

  • Sound Devices 633 field mixer and recorder (6 inputs, 6 outputs, timecode)
  • Zoom F8 recorder (backup recorder with 8 inputs, 2 outputs, timecode)
  • 2x Tascam DR-10 backup recorders for radio mics
  • 2x Tentacle Sync timecode units, cables for various cameras
  • Microphones

  • Sennheiser MKH 8060 shotgun
  • Sennheiser MKH 416T shotgun
  • 2x Sennheiser MKH 8050 hypercardioids
  • Audix SCX1 HC hypercardioid
  • 2x Line Audio CM3 cardioid pair
  • Audio-Technica BP4029 stereo shotgun (can record mono or MS stereo)
  • Audio-Technica BP4025 stereo XY mic
  • JRF C-Series contact mic
  • Wireless

  • 3x Lectrosonics SMDA transmitters, 1x SRa dual receiver, 1x UCR 411a
  • 3x Sennheiser G3 radio mic packs
  • DPA 4060, Sanken Cos-11 & various other personal mics, different coloured cables
  • 2x Sennhesier G2 IEM & headphones, 1x camera link
  • Ambient UMP II for wireless boom
  • Accessories

  • Doco and drama boom poles
  • Various microphone suspensions & wind protection
  • Rain protection for mics, mixer and radio packs
  • Boom box
  • Mic stands and mounts
  • Acoustic blankets and carpets


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