Over the last 10 weeks I have been pulling some extra hours on top of my day job, working in a role I held previously for just over 6 years. It’s been great coming back and seeing what everyone has been up to, if not a little strange! Working with new kit is something that always excites me and I think the main thing I’ve got out of the weeks I have been back is seeing what new technology is available to film makers studying at degree level.
I’ve found audio recorders have particularly improved and I have been off out and about doing some test recordings with the Zoom H4 recorder, still not sure if I prefer this over the slightly smaller Marantz PMD620. I took the Marantz with me on a recent trip to Finland to record some interviews there, so looking forward to comparing this with the H4. I guess that’s another thing about working long hours also, it makes you appreciate the time you do have left over at the end of the day to be creative and actually make things, I’ve got one week left working evenings and then I feel a little project coming on!