Its been a while, in fact I can see me slipping away and getting lazy again so I thought on my week off I’d give you an update on whats been happening and what is coming up in the next wee while.
So the last blog I mentioned I was involved with another short horror film which was being put into this years Bloody Cuts competition. Unfortunately it did not make it into the final 50, but for me that didn’t really matter at all. I had a great time on set with everyone and also during post production creating sounds and music/audio for it. The experience was another learning curve and i’d say that is/was the main thing to take away. There are obviously thing in it that I would say I would want to go back and change or make better but again its all about learning from each project and using what you have learnt to help make any future projects better.
Below is the final edit of the short horror film for anyone who wants to check it out…
Since then I have been asked to help record live drums for a friends “work in progress” album. This has meant that I have to get my brother (the real drummer) to learn all 15 tracks and then make them his own. I then come in and give my opinion and once everyone is happy we track the drums. This has given me more time to play with microphones and different techniques. I have also been learning to speed up different sessions by making templates of particular sessions and using shortcuts A LOT more. Once all the songs have live drums put to them and everyone is happy the idea is to trigger samples over the top to get the overall sound my friend wants. However I think I might leave him to do all that until he needs my opinion on mixing and final sounds. One of my main passions is recording live drums so i’m really enjoying being asked and getting involved with this project.
Here is a picture of of one of the tracks I have literally just finished working on today. If anyone has any questions about this sort of thing please do feel free and fire me a comment.
My plans for the next month are being involved with another short film that a friend has written. I am also hearing that its going to the cinema which is rather nerve wracking as this does mean I will have have to step up my game. This film requires more music and orchestral compositions which is what i also enjoy doing so hopefully everything runs smoothly and I get it all done by the deadline at the end of february. Fingers Crossed! Once its been uploaded I will post up a link for you all to check out. (thats if it turns out decent)
For now im enjoying my week of working on these drum tracks and also doing some more drums covers of my brother. Again anything that gets uploaded with be put straight onto here. And to all out there who bothered to get this far, enjoy the rest of your day and be productive, you will definitely feel better for it, I can assure you!!