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#1 Joe Taylor

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:05 PM

Can anybody recommend a good book or two about the art of Audio Recording in the Field?

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#2 James Baker

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:42 PM

Frank Dorritie wrote a handbook on field recorder that's informative from what I can remember. Not sure of the title or if it's still in print. And I think it's probably 4 years out of date in respect to newer solid state recorders, etc..

The Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, Vermont has some good resources --maybe check their web site and email them for suggestions.

The UC Press also publishes the Oral History Review which sometimes includes articles on technique, etc..

There are lots of web sites, good and bad. Rudy Trubitt and f7sound.com, etc..
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#3 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:17 AM

It's actuallu titled:

The Handbook of Field Recording by Frank Dorritie

Go figure. :rolleyes:
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#4 James Baker

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:29 PM

Can anybody recommend a good book or two about the art of Audio Recording in the Field?

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I stumbled across this yesterday: http://www.locationa.../BookStore.html
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#5 Frank Dorritie

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:59 AM

FYI,

My book, "The Handbook of Field Recording" is in print and available from:

Soaring Dove Productions
1145 2nd Street
Suite A-111
Brentwood, CA 94513

The cost is $27.95, including shipping.
Checks only, payable to "Soaring Dove Productions"
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#6 Frank Dorritie

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:38 AM

Books dealing with specific gear begin to become obsolete even before they are published, but the theory and practices of professional on-location recording are pretty constant.

Sound will continue to travel somewhere close to 1130 ft/sec, wind will be an issue, and the proximity effect will remain in effect. There's plenty of solid information available on sound for film makers.

Most film school programs spend too little time on audio, leaving new directors and editors at a disadvantage. Trial and error are poor teachers. My advice is to get some books, and not just mine.
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