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Hi there, I'm a freelance sound editor and I've got a project coming up that includes a lot of footage of a paramotor in flight.  I can't find an existing library of sound effects featuring paramotors, so it looks like we'll have to make our own.

I thought this might be a good place to post a request and ask if anyone within driving distance of Bristol, where I'm based, would be up for doing a recording session somewhere?  I can't offer a fee, but would be happy to cover expenses and pay for lunch in return.

If this interests anyone, please feel free to drop me a line.  My name is Owen Shirley, email- owengshirley@gmail.com, phone 07947 576998.  

Thanks

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On 02/08/2021 at 21:45, MattMc said:

I assume you have already booked a pilot for the filming work. Am I being deft by asking why you dont capture the audio at that time? Not being a smart arse, Im genuinely interested.

Not a daft question at all.  To explain, firstly the footage has already been shot.  However, most cameras don't come with built in microphones, and those that do are usually of very poor quality.  So nearly all of the sound that you hear on a film or TV program is added during the editing process.  

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On 03/08/2021 at 06:21, admin (Simon W) said:

You are more than welcome to visit our airfield to record some sounds. 

Give me a call on the number below if you are keen. :-)

zero seven 983 4two8 4 five3

SW :D

 

That's brilliant, Simon.  I'll try and give you a call later today.

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6 hours ago, Owen Shirley said:

However, most cameras don't come with built in microphones, and those that do are usually of very poor quality.  So nearly all of the sound that you hear on a film or TV program is added during the editing process.  

I've worked as a camera operator for years and that's news to me! Who'd shoot paramotors without sorting out audio at the same time? 

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51 minutes ago, Blackburn Mark said:

People who work differently to you :)
I always found audio a pain in the ass and expensive.

It's daft to not record audio in the first place as you've still got to go out and get the audio afterwards (like the OP has to). 

On a more positive note, I have paramotor audio Owen is welcome to if he still needs it, mostly from video shot at fly-ins and recorded on decent mics.  

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3 hours ago, Blackburn Mark said:

There are plenty of reasons for missing out on usable audio, maybe the camera guy was using an old D5 mk1 :) 
 

But everything was very in focus. :-) 

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