I have a very exciting gig lined up for next week. I'm going to a farm to record lots of animals and ambiences for an animation. I know a few of you on the forum have recorded animals so I'm hoping I will get some valuable dos and don'ts... The main one I can think of is to get a loooong boompole.
From what I understand, it will mostly be in a controlled environment. So there will be wranglers, cages, enclosures, etc. I have a list of performance for each animal that we need to get.
Here's a list of the animals we're going to attempt to capture:
- Dogs (staffie, mongrel, poodle, puppies)
The mics I'm bringing with are:
- MKH 418s (M/S)
- MKH 70
- Schoeps CMC5 pair with MK4 cardioid capsules
Please, any tips from recording setups to getting the right performance will be hugely appreciated! Also, if you know of good articles covering the topic, please let me know.