Monday, 17 October 2016
there's .....something out there..... it's a bird?. of.. prey..
Do you remember when nature documentaries had to improvise somewhat when it came to the foley, as we in the film industry call it- the actual sound of the animals in their environment. Sometimes the camera is just too far away for a traditional microphone to work. Nowadays though, the craziest ways of recording close up sound have pricked up our ears, capturing not just the remote ambient noise, but replicating the way our very brains detect the aural waves lapping at our consciousness. So if you see a disembodied head with transparent ears, looking like Leiutenant |Ilia from Star Trek the Motion Picture, peering out of a bush- don't expect to be beamed up to see the Kirk Unit- it's just Tony's bizarre new method of obtaining accurate birdsong. I have not got access to that.