Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Field Recording

Click here for clip 1 (01:20 mp3)
Recorded 3/13/2011 at 4:50 PM

Click here for clip 2 (01:13 mp3)
Recorded 3/13/2011 at 5:45 PM

Click here for clip 3 (00:53 mp3)
Recorded 3/13/2011 at 4:12 PM

I am going to elaborate slightly on the second clip I have uploaded. Instead of simply describing the clip, I'm going to tell a story about the recording of it. I didn't want to do my drift alone, so I asked my friend Fernando to come along with me, to which he surprisingly agreed. Whilst doing the drift, we encountered a pond with a few ducks. We followed these ducks, trying to find a spot where we could possibly record them. However, every time we would set up, the ducks would calmly swim away the moment we would hit the record button; not making a sound.

Needless to say, we began to get frustrated.

Finally, we gave up on the ducks and moved to a spot to just record a few birds and the ambiance of the water, when two of the ducks came over and began to fight in the water, splashing and quacking like they were trying to make it up to us for leaving earlier. It was an amazing coincidence, and it was probably my favorite part of the experience.

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