So I'm finally wrapping up the Doors project (I know. I procrastinated. I apologize - I'm really busy, though! That's my excuse!).
I couldn't help but notice while being out field recording: THERE IS SO MUCH NOISE OUT THERE.
Wow. Any little tick or pop out in the world seems to make it into my mics - whichever one I try. (you veterans are probably laughing out loud at me writing this because I constantly say I'm a pampered studio recordist. And I am - floating room with A/C air which gets pumped from well off site and just softly drops down into the room = no vent noise).
How do you guys deal with it? You must be very patient and wait for that opportune moment when the couple down the street stop talking, the dog stops barking and there is a red light down at the corner stoplight.
I'm wondering how much noise is acceptable. I'm worried that some of my doors will be rejected because that damn A/C unit is on or someone is yapping loudly down the hall.
Do you really have to drive out to the desert or the middle of nowhere to do some field recordings? Or do you grin and bear it and do some trick editing at home? What do you guys do? Sure, pointing the null side of the mic helps a bit, but I can't believe how much noise there is out there in the world and how you guys expertly handle it. Hats off to ya.