Monday, 13 May 2019 / Published in CINEMA SOUND, FIELD RECORDING

English Ver. comes after Japanese.
Excuse my Japaniglish always tho;)

皆さんの中で私達がどのようにフィールドレコーディングの準備や収録をしてるか気になってる方もいるのではないでしょうか。
これから日々のフィールドレコーディングルーティンを順を追って説明したいと思います。
今回は第一章です。

  • 日頃から日常の音に耳を傾けましょう。
    私達の生活環境の中には沢山の音が存在します。
    まずはその音に耳を傾けそれに付随する音達がどれくらいあるのか想像してみましょう。
    シンプルですが考えてみると意外と色々な音色が想像出来ます。
    またマイクを通して聞くとさらに面白い音になる素材も多数存在します。
    コンタクトマイクを通して冷蔵庫内部の音?!を聞いた事はありますでしょうか?
    想像してる以上に機械的でSci-Fiぽい音だったりします。
  • そして興味深い音を発見したら忘れないようメモを取るまたハンディーで音を記録しましょう。
    普段生活している中で忘れてしまう事もあります。後であれ?って何だっけ?ってならないように。
  • 次に興味を持った音のレコーディングリストを作成します。
    後のサウンドデザイン時に出来るだけ多くの選択が出来るよう備えましょう。
    素材ごとに異なる視点からの音があるととても便利です。

 

今回はシンプルだけどとても重要な事を書きました。
次回はレコーディングロケーションの選び方と探し方をついて説明します。
ちなみにあくまでも自分の経験内での知識なので、ご意見ありましたら是非コメントください。

音について考え始めると、私たちの周りには面白い素材がたくさんあることに気づくかもしれません!

Some of you may be wondering how we prepare and record.
Step by step, I would like to explain our daily field recording routine.
This is chapter one.

  • This is the first step in field recording.
    Listening to everyday sounds.
    There are many sounds in our living environment.
    First, listen to the sound, and imagine how many sounds fall into this one category.
    YES It’s that simple, but when you start to think about it, you’ll notice a lot of sounds coming into your imagination.
    There are also a lot of materials that sound even more interesting when you listen through a microphone.
    Have you ever heard the sound in a refrigerator through a contact microphone? It sounds more mechanical and sci-fi than you would probably expect.
  • And when you find an interesting sound, take notes so you don’t forget it, or record the sound with your handy.
    We sometimes forget things in our daily lives.
    It seems easy, but later Don’t let get “What was that and where??” to you.
  • Next, create a recording list of the sounds you are interested in.
    Be prepared to make as many options as possible for later sound design.
    It is always very convenient to have sounds from different viewpoints for each material.

 

OK, I wrote, this time, a simple basic thing yet very important.
On the next, I will explain how to choose and find recording locations.
By the way, it is only knowledge within my own experience, so please let me know if you have any comments.

When you start to think about sound, you may realize so many interesting materials around us!
Thank you for reading my Japaniglish!
stay tuned!

Friday, 03 May 2019 / Published in CINEMA SOUND, FIELD RECORDING

This is a start point.
I recorded quiet Harbor while waiting for a ship arrived.

 

This is my set for the trip.
I used ortf set for almost every spots, and wide set and omnis were used for opened beaches & opened spaces and sometimes xy to get close water movements.
With these mics fitting in one hiking zack, I can cover lots of perspectives.
Thanks to Tim Prebble

 

This view is from the first beach on the first day.
No streets are nearby, and fewer people live on this small island, so no traffics, fewer obstructions by people.
I stayed there close to an hour to get sounds in many perspectives, but no one came across.
Oshima island is a great place for ocean recording.

 

Start to see many kinds of cliffs from here.
This morning was a little windy, so aggressive waves sounded like onboard ships.

 

Another cliff, but calm.

 

Fishing harbor in Oshima island.

 

They just came back from early morning fishing, so industrial sounds were there.

 

Rocky shore from a hill.
When I was looking for recording spot with my big backpack on, one old fisherman asked me the results of the day, so I replied to him “so far so good but it was little windy this morning.” I was not fishing, but my answer was not too far from everyday fisherman’s conversation.
I often think fishing has something in common as we both try to capture something by not making human sounds. We happened to share the same places, and sometimes we race each other to get the best same spots.
One is after great sounds while the other is after fresh fish.

Along with recordings from other islands, all together SHORES island edition sound library will be available at antinodedesign.com

My picture also can be found at Avosound run by
Swiss sound designer and field recordist Guido Helbling.