Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Sounds of Silence

This afternoon I am home alone. Well, the cat and dog are here as well. Plus the fish. So I guess I'm not totally alone. But the other humans have left. There's no TV or radio on. Just me typing away on the computer. It's the perfect time to get to work on that video I need to prepare for a client.

Or is it?

You have no idea how noisy your house actually is until you need real quiet to record a video.

First it was the dog. She heard my voice, so she had to come investigate. ClickClickClick go her nails on the hardwood. And no way would she leave. She found one of her people still in the house! woo hoo! I attempted a video take anyway, but the clicky nails were way too distracting in the audio background.

Take two. All seems to be going well, but then when I review it for editing, I hear a weird noise again. What the heck? It's the fish tank. Gurgling and burbling away as it filters the water and circulates air. You have got to be kidding me. That's background noise I stopped hearing years ago. The microphone picks it up really well. Too bad I'm not doing a video about spa days. Or diving.

Take three. The furnace cuts in.

Take four. The cat jumps up in my lap.

Seriously! I was clearly not meant to do video here. I wonder if I could convert the linen closet into a sound booth?

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to be home alone. Fortunately I don't need to record anything, so I can just enjoy all the little sounds that I don't hear when the house is full of people.


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