Fill your sense with the beautiful sounds of birds singing in the forest by a gentle wilderness stream. The cheerful musical sounds of playful songbirds will both make you smile and soothe your soul. . .
May 17, 2016 and the songbirds were in full spring mode. I headed to Boyer Chute NWR and set up camp for the day. I had my Sennheiser MKH8040ST ORTF mics attached to a tripod and set up in different locations, some deep under the forest canopy, then out in the open area trying to capture the sounds of the refuge. My best recordings came from just inside the fringe of the forest where I was able to get some nice echoing sounds. Continue reading
Living in the Star Trek, Star Wars era I was always fascinated with how a spaceship traveling across the Galaxy would sound like. In “2001 – A Space Odyssey”, Stanley Kubrick took particular care in trying to accurately simulate the sounds of the inside of a spaceship… and did a pretty good job especially when space travel was so new back then!
With so many great movies with awesome sound effects, how could I create such a feat beings I’ve never even been close to space (unless you count traveling at 30,000 ft in a jet… but that’s another sound!). Continue reading
Each spring central Nebraska gets to witness one of true wonders of the natural world… the spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes. Hundreds of thousands of cranes descend upon Nebraska’s Platte river basin between Karney and Grand Island to rest and feed before heading north to mate.
In late March 2014 I made the trek west to record & photograph this wonderful event. I spent 4 days in the field capturing the haunting voices of the cranes as they make their way back to the river for the evening.