In 1999 I got a tape four-track and a microphone for my birthday. I’ve been recording sound in one way or another since then. If you want to talk about microphones and preamps and how they might be used in different situations, let me know. I can record in studio and location for a variety of contexts; film, radio, and audio storytelling using shotgun, hypercardioid, lav, and studio mics. My favorite microphones are the AKG414, Oktava MK 012, RE 320, and Blue Bluebird.
Interviewing and Editing
Content is Khaleesi and it doesn't matter how beautifully something is recording or mixed if no one wants to hear it. I've interviewed dozens of people about a whole universe of things, including very personal stories from their lives, current events, and of course, their jobs in documentary, news, and marketing contexts. I’m especially interested in stories. I have a specific method of interviewing I call “interviewing for the edit” which focuses on story beats. This brings the editing process into the interview so you can be sure you have what you need before you leave.
Mixing audio is my favorite creative thing to do. It’s the easiest way for me to find the “flow” state. At home, I use Ableton Live because I like the interface and it’s very transparent. I’ve done major projects in Audition, Cubase, Digital Performer, and Reaper. I’m familiar with any number of effects, from compression, reverb, and EQ to creative effects like grain filters, flanging, amp emulation, and multi-tap echo.