Sennheiser MKH 60
Boom pole array
I decided to try and capture some roller blading sounds today, so I stuck on my skates. Grabbed my gear and went out to record while I skated. I then turned around and came back inside because the normally quiet Docklands area had more people than I have seen in ages. (ok a Sunday afternoon was probably a bad time :-) )
Later in the Evening Anna and I went out for a walk and I decided t try again. Anna walked along as I skated up and down and around in circles while I was recording. I kind of looked like I was playing hockey the way I was carrying the boom pole. I needed to keep the mic as close to the blades as possible, and turned away from the direction I was skating in to avoid wind noise. (Although listening back the blimp cover I am using is doing a great job of preventing wind noise) I tried skating on various surfaces including wooden decking along the Docklands promenade board-walk. Interesting sounds, and also an interesting challenge to skate on.
Today was the first attempt at video documenting a recording session. Anna did some shooting with our little camera set on video mode. It struggles a bit at night in the low light and the quality is a little grainy, so in future I should try and keep it to day time recording sessions, but I think its going to be a good way to add another dimension ot the recording journal. I will be editing the material together into something useful and adding a commentary so they can act as stand alone journal entries or to accompany the written journal. Once I sort out the formatting every time there is a video entry I will include a link to youtube or something similar to host the video journals.
Stephan Schütze has been recording sounds for over twenty years. This journal logs his thoughts and experiences