Workshop

Field Recording: Red Deer Season with Chris Watson - ONLINE

30 Sep 2020 – 4 Oct 2020

Cost of entry

Please see course link for further details.

CAMP

Aulus-les-Bains
Occitanie, France

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Travel Information

  • Bus from Toulouse, or Saint Girons
  • Nearest station: Toulouse. Then bus.

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About

Chris is one of the world's leading sound recordists specialising in wildlife and natural phenomena. In 1971 he was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television, and since then Chris has gone on to forge a reputation as a pioneer of natural sound recording and production, working closely with David Attenborough on Frozen Planet, The Life of Mammals, The Life of Birds, Life in the Undergrowth, Galapagos and others, winning a BAFTA for his work on The Life Of Birds. His TV credits include Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Big Cat Diary, and in 2012 the Broadcasting Press Guild named Chris "Radio Broadcaster of the Year". In 2013 Chris won the Paul Hamlyn Composers Award, and he recently collaborated with Björk on the soundtrack to her 2015 MoMA retrospective in New York.

Chris has released four solo albums of field recordings, including "Stepping into the Dark" which won an Award of Distinction at the 2000 Prix Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, and has collaborated with Mika Vainio, Philip Jeck, Hazard, Fennesz, AER (Jon Wozencroft, aka "Alpha Echo Romeo"), and Biosphere, BJNilsen, and Marcus Davidson.

This course will focus on all factors of working with environmental sound - recording, production, decoding and critical analysis. Through a series of online meetups, assignments, individual tuition sessions and a library of resources, the course will cover:
 

 Fieldcraft and microphone techniques

 Spatial audio recording techniques such as spaced stereo microphones, surround sound arrays, Ambisonic techniques using a Soundfield microphone ST450, Schoeps double mid side arrays and Sennheiser middle and side systems

 Surround sound playback and multi-channel systems

 Decoding techniques

 Listening sessions and discussion of critical analysis

 Technical operation and specifics of location recording equipment

WHERE AND WHEN?

https://www.campfr.com/online/chriswatsondeer

This is an online course, but it involves realtime sessions and contact time with your tutor - it's not a "download these videos and watch them at your leisure" type of thing - it's a real workshop with live lectures, individual tuition, assignments and feedback sessions. We've tried to make this remote session as close as possible to the experience of an onsite workshop at CAMP. The course starts on 30/09/2020 and ends on 04/10/2020.

Exhibiting artists

Chris Watson

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