So, I'm working on a short where a scene takes place in the Russian countryside during spring. and I'm having some trouble finding that. Could anyone help me out? Or recommend a site to purchase some?
Thanks in advance, Marco
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Unless you're cutting an instructional film for ornithologists don't worry about the species. This is your scene. What kind of birds do you want to hear? What sounds would enhance the feeling the movie cries out for? This is where the sound editor earns his money. Create a sound environment that dramatically does it for you and the audience will be drawn into it. If the director doesn't like he'll make you change it, but generally they turn to you and say, "Wow, very good!" If it's an African bird or Texas bird it doesn't matter. Go for the drama.
Russia is pretty huge, what part of Russia are you after? I'm in finland that is also just next door but a bit further north, so if there is something specific I could help or might even have it already. Alternatively check out this guy http://www.kaamossound.com/ he lives further north than me and has an extensive collection of local recordings.