Re: silencing cicadas
"Elias Vervecken" thedonkeyrider
Thu Jun 9, 2011 1:44 am ((PDT))
Film professionals want their recordings 'isolated' because film is not at =
all about making a realistic depiction/sonorisation but about telling stor=
y. and every sound has its storytelling function in a film sound track.
--- In "Roger.Norwood" <=
> seems strange that we constantly strive to capture the perfect recording =
of our subject notwithstanding that mostly such subjects exist within a son=
ic mire of man made audio pollution. I try to record the natural voices of =
buzzards, ravens, red kites and rooks among others, but the times they seem=
most vocal when I am able to get my kit set up in the right place at the r=
ight time, is also the time of the most unwanted intrusion. But wait a mome=
nt, this is the world we and our subjects live in now, there is no perfect =
time to catch their cries and calls without the unwanted sounds of mans pre=
sence. So, why try to remove them from a film soundtrack. If where you are =
is noisy why try to portray it as otherwise. If you don't want cicadas, don=
't film in Greece, let them sing their song and film elsewhere.
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