It was so good to be back sailing the little boat. Centaurs are wonderful in their own way but it is hard to beat the Minstrel when it comes to raw sailing pleasure.
Best hold off on the taps until you have seen more of these
Dylan I love these films with no music (background)…. excellent work. reminds me of older good films on board of Slug :)
Back to shallow sailing – it changes your relationship with the sea, the fringes and the land as well.
Yep, all good. Welcome back Dylan. I really missed the craggy face and mindful comments. Music only seems to get in the way, let nature do the talking, and of course you too.
I’m enjoying the new series and not really missing the music. But seriously Dylan, you’ve got to do something with the sound quality of your voice-over comments! Thin, parchment sound is not the sonorous, Beeb-trained voice of Dylan we have come to know. Did you record the v-o in a shoe box? A bit of EQ to bring back the richness, maybe a smidge of reverb to make it sound a bit fuller…I am sure you have some tricks up your sleeve… On the other hand, your voice on-camera and all the ambient sounds are fine and add to the feel of real. Still, a nice film and I hope your efforts will be rewarded with enough taps to fund the Fisher.
bumma Jim, it sounds okay on my TV, desktop and laptop here. I have monoed the audio on the fx but left the v/o as stereo. I wonder now if that was a bad idea. I will look further into it. In the meantime what are you listening on and is anyone else getting a reedy voice over?
I was listening on my laptop with Grado SR60e cans. I also tried through a USB interface to my studio monitors (JBL4301B). Its not that the voice is in anyway unintelligible or muffled; it just sound very narrow bandwidth. What mic do you use for voice over and are you applying a high pass filter, or a lot of compression etc. ?
Your voice-overs do sound rather thin and reedy compared to the rest of the sound track. I’m using decent quality in-ear buds which usually sound quite good.
can you play the beginning of the isle of May film – I have monoed the voice over – there is a bit right at the beginning – I am wondering if there is a phase problem.
Dylan, Isle of May sound perhaps a bit better but the voice over really is not as pleasant as even the on-camera mic. Out of curiosity, why record the V-O in stereo and what mic(s) are you using?
I have been using one of these for the past five years
I have changed the location of the recording – so maybe I should change back
all the rest is the same
With the readings I used a much looser acoustic and a radio mike.
Dylan,you are obviously a fruit cake chap but are you a Bread Pudding man?Was brought up on the stuff.
Had a delicious slice of homemade at The Look Out Cafe above Ramsgate.
I am a fruit cake nut for sure
Wow an ATALANTA 31? One of Uffa Fox’s strangest designs. Hot molded plywood.Really terrible boats but total cult classics.Warren