Different Movie Stages

The Fascinating World of Foley

The creaks of ice breaking, the hoof beats and clanking of armour as a medieval knight rides his horse, the rush of a fast falling waterfall. Sounds in film or TV help to draw a viewer in, and make them believe that what they are seeing is actually happening. It sells the scene. Most of […]

Adventures in Surround Sound

Guest Author: James Fensom Hey! My name is James, and I’m a recording engineer at Sound Ideas. For the past year, I’ve been recording ambiences in 5.1. Equipped with the DPA 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone and a Sound Devices 788T, I have travelled throughout urban, rural, indoor, outdoor, and natural environments to capture everyday ambient […]

How To Record Animals

Certain recording sessions go smoother than others, but in our experience we have found that any session that has animals involved is always going to be a challenge. Over the years, Sound Ideas has done quite a few sessions with animals, so drawing on our hands on experience; we have put together some tips that […]