The importance of the sound track and the role of the sound recordist is often over-looked in the production of wildlife films. The successful recording of wildlife sound, and creation of the film’s sound track is a crucial and major part of the creative process. With new digital equipment available for recording and editing sound it requires skill and experience to do the job justice.
This two-day course aims to teach you the skills necessary and give you hands-on experience with some of the latest equipment. The course is suitable for aspiring wildlife film-makers, camera operators, camera assistants, producers and sound recordists. It is taught by Chris Watson, one of the world’s top wildlife sound specialists who regularly works for the BBC, and assisted by audio specialist Jez riley French.
The location is Whitwell Hall Country Centre in the centre of Norfolk, UK. Accommodation is shared rooms (or there are nearby bed and breakfasts/hotels if you prefer), and there will be excellent home-cooked food.
Please note that we run this course twice a year. The first (September 2012) is aimed at beginners who have little or no experience of field recording and with litle or no equipment yet. The second (November 2012) is for those who have some experience of recording already and their own equipment. Please make sure you enroll on the most appropriate course – contact us if you are not sure.
Costs: £275 per person
This includes tuition, accommodation and meals.
7-9 Sep 2012 Beginners Course
23-25 Nov 2012 Experience Course