San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
20th February, 6:30 - 7:30pm, with lecture starting at 6:30. Location: Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Title: Wildlife Sound Recording for BBC
Presenter: Chris Watson
The meeting will be open for AES members, IOA members and non-members.
In Britten’s Footsteps
Watson is one of the world’s leading sound recordists of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a filmic narrative. For example; the unearthly groaning of ice in an Icelandic glacier is a classic example of, in Watson’s words, putting a microphone where you can’t put your ears. He was born in 1953 in Sheffield where he attended Rowlinson School and Stannington College. He was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance recordist for film, TV & radio, Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with track assembly and sound design in post production.
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Audio Engineering Society Scottish Group
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