Tuesday 11 September, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
John will take you through the basics of his effects
gathering process, microphone techniques and equipment choices and he'll share
some of the tips, tricks and pitfalls of location recording. Oh, and there may
well be freebies...
John Leonard started recording his own sound effects in
1972, having grown tired of the BBC sound effects records in general and Merton
College clock in particular, although he seems to be in minority with regard to
that one. Over the past forty years, he has continued to record wherever and
whenever he can and his equipment set-up has grown and changed steadily in that
time, from reel-to-reel, through cassette, DAT, computer interface and finally
to specialist recorders . Alongside his work as a theatre and exhibition sound
designer, he has supplied effects to many other practitioners in theatre, film
and television and his effects libraries are much sought after. Charles Maynes,
one of the most respected effects recordists in the film world wrote of John's
'Voice Of Poseidon' Sea & Water Effects library "Absolutely awesome -
fantastic work all round."
You can register for this event on the PLASA website - book early to avoid disappointment!