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Solo videographers and camera operators are increasingly turning to Bubblebee Industries’ versatile range of microphone accessories to help them capture audio that matches the quality of their film footage.
Seasoned producer and sound mixer James Sieczka has nearly two decades worth of experience in capturing sound for Film, Television Commercials, Sports and Reality TV programming. Known to his friends and colleagues as Jimmy the Sound Guy, he specialises in adventure shows, particularly those set in extreme or remote locations around the world.
What sound does a glacier make? To the uninitiated this may seem like a ridiculous question because one imagines they are simply silent expanses of ice. But that’s not the case. They make all kinds of sounds covering a huge dynamic range, from cracking and popping to booming and tinkling and a multitude of sounds in between.
With over 60% of the country in the Alps, it’s likely that anyone choosing to shoot a film or TV programme in Austria may find themselves in a mountainous location. This could present difficulties for an inexperienced crew, but fortunately Austria has an established film industry with crew that are used to dealing with extreme conditions. Production sound mixer Herbert Verdino is one of them.
Ellie Williams is a Bristol-based sound recordist specialising in wildlife documentaries. During her career she has camped in deep snow, climbed her kit up craggy ridges at the edge of the Arctic Circle, filmed alongside fluking sperm whales and enjoyed a hug from an orangutan. In her spare time, she likes heading on adventures into nature with her family, catching live music and recording musicians in fields...