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Field recording Location foley

First field recording, bomb shelter door

I might as well start off this blog project with the first field recording I ever did. Two friends and I were working on a school project. It was a 5 minute short about two guys trapped in a bomb shelter. The whole short was filmed at the same location, so we brought our equipment there to record foley and effects. We figured it would be easier to record everything on location rather than recording in a studio and using EQ and reverb to make it work in the film.

We set up the equipment and tried to gather as much material as possible. This included slamming the shelter doors, manipulating the door handles and recording the ventilation system. Below is a sample of what we recorded.

Equipment used: Rode NT-2000 Large diaphragm condenser -> Mbox2 -> Mac Book Pro/Pro Tools