Background soundscape: Early summer morning ravens, western meadowlarks & flickers, recorded at Timberline, near Flagstaff, Arizona
Diane Hope is a freelance sound recordist & audio producer. She specializes in location sounds for radio. tv, film and audio productions for museums, podcasts and audio guides. She has a background of 20 years in natural history and environmental science research. Her current & recent clients include: BBC Radio (Radio 4 & World Service) Discovery Channel, Planet Earth production team, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Arizona Game & Fish Department, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Australian Broadcasting Corp. THe Science Show on Radio National, local NPR & a major London-based film sound effects studio.
- location recordings for film, tv etc - especially ambient & wild life
- radio program and podcast development & production- museum installations and audio guides
- digital sound editing
- research & consultancy especially on science topics
Equipment: Sound Devices Series 7 digital field recorder; SQN 4S Series IV stereo mixer; selection of mics including Rode NT4 stereo mic, Sennheiser MKH418S stereo shotgun, Danish Pro Audio 4060 mini-stereo omnis, DolphinEar Pro hydrophone; Telinga Parabolic. Digital sound editing software including Adobe Audition, Sony Vegas and Sound Forge.
Testimonial from Pez Andrews, London-based sound engineer who Diane has collaborated with on BBC Radio projects:
"I am giving a workshop on the use of stereo to journalists at BBC World Service. Would you mind if I played them a bit of your material? Those pieces I worked on with you still stand up as some of the best-sounding in my portfolio. And that's entirely down to your recordings."
BBC Radio producer Victoria McArthur commenting via Twitter on location recordings I did for one of her programs said recently:
"That was a really lovely recording Diane, thank you. I didn't want to cut a single minute!"