I have been field recording professionally for well over 12 years and I have come to realize it is easily one of my favorite things to do to gather quality source as a Sound Designer.
343 Field Recording Videos - Recording Explosion Sounds Part 2
343 Field Recording Videos - Recording Tesla Engines and Electric Cars
343 Field Recording Videos - Recording Weapon Tail Sounds in an Abandoned Mine
On my spare time I run a YouTube Channel dedicated to field recording and a blog where I try to do a a deeper dive into the sounds I like to record and the gear I like to use. Feel free to follow the links below to check them out.
Professionally I have been fortunate enough to record with/for several different companies including Microsoft, Warner Brothers, 343 Industries, Crytek, Boom Library, Signal Studios, Remedy Entertainment, Lionhead Sudios, Frontier Developments, Ruffian Games, RedLynx/Ubisoft, Next Level Games, Airborne Sound, Vancouver Film School, and many others.
My specialties include running large scale sessions for Weapons, Explosions, Vehicles, Crowds, etc as well as working in the field gathering source recordings such as Animals, Ambiences, Machines, Foley (in studio and in the field), Experimental sources and so much more.
I am also highly experienced at planning/prepping/organizing multiple rig sessions, running multiple rigs in challenging environments and traveling domestically and internationally with large amounts of equipment/gear.
On my spare time I like to constantly record sounds. Whether on a hike, traveling to work or just experimenting with objects I find at home or at a thrift store. I am also active on many social media Field Recording groups and an active participant of crowdsource libraries such as the one run through the Field Recording Slack.
I also enjoy documenting field recording moments and sessions. I quite comfortable working with 4k cameras to capture video, I am a seasoned photographer as well as an experienced video/photo editor. I also have a strong passion for taking time lapses and hyper lapses.
Here is a rough overview of the personal field recording gear I have collected over the years:
Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 V2
2 x Sound Devices 702T's
Schoeps MS Rig (Rycote Blimp) CMIT + CCM 8
Sanken CO 100K (Rode Blimp)
Sennheiser 8070 (Rycote Blimp)
Sennheiser 418 (Rode Blimp)
Zoom H3 VR Ambisonic Recorder
LOM Elektrosluch 3+
LOM Mikro USI
Sony A7S2 Camera
Sony G Mater 70-200mm F2.8 Lens
Sony Zeiss 55mm F1.8 Lens
Sony 28mm F2 Lens
Fish Eye Adapter
Sony RX100 m4
GoPro Fusion 360 Camera
GoPro Hero 7
DJI Mavic Pro Drone
I am also experienced setting up, running and troubleshooting the follow in the field:
Zaxcom Deva 16
Utilizing all inputs with external pre amps when needed
All Sound Devices series/models of recorders including the 788T
All Zoom Products
Complex Microphone Cable Snake Runs
ETS and XLR
Jam Sync and Device Slave Options
Ambisonic and Surround Microphones
Complex Microphone Arrays
Including MS, DMS, ORTF, Jecklin Discs, etc.
Rigging Microphones to objects such as Vehicles
Unloading/Charging Equipment during multiple day shoots