Creative outdoor recording
Capturing sound in these environments presents many challenges whether it be physically and mentally demanding or an extreme weather environment, finding solutions and techniques to overcome these situations can be immensely satisfying.
Many types of kit have come and gone through my career but I think the only constant and still the best all round solution for microphone shock mounting and wind protection is Rycote.
Gathering sound for 71 Degrees North
Capturing the moment
Windjammers cutting out the wind
'Many types of kit have come and gone through my career... the best all round solution is Rycote'
Recording with Freddie Flintoff and Ben Fogle
Windshield protecting Sennheiser 416
'Not only is the Rycote good for wind and rain but it also makes a good barrier against sand and dust'
Recording Worlds Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell
No wind noise as James Craknell peers over the high falls
Windjammer dealing with updraft
Sound recording tips & tricks
I found that using two Rycote Softies was a better option than a standard basket and jammer setup as they dried out quicker next to the fire in the evenings.
Image left: Filming with the Yawalapiti tribe deep in the heart of the Amazon in 2011.