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Sound Recordist

I work on a lot of spoken word projects, providing location recording, tape sync, editing and mixing. Clients: NPR, PRX, BBC, The Times, etc. I also teach a 1-day Audio for Journalists training course for the NUJ, EIS and private clients. Selected examples below.

Location sound recording

Tape sync recording example: Rode NTG2, pop shield, Zoom H6.

Selected broadcast examples

· PRX: Lethal Dissent A 9-part series from PRX, The World, and On Spec about the price and peril that Iranian dissidents face for speaking out against their government, and the secret operatives who seek to silence them. Guest from 7m58s.

· Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited – What Happened to the Princes in the Tower, with Philippa Langley. Guest from 2m10s.

· BBC Radio 4 – The Digital Human (2023) – Guest from 59s-2m33s and throughout.

· Positive Thinking (2022) – Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4. Guest from 14m19s-15m08s and

· Wine Times. (2021) A wine-themed podcast by The Times. Location recording of interview between 2 co-hosts and crime writer Ian Rankin.

· File on 4 – Blind Mind’s Eye – (2020) Long running and award-winning BBC Radio 4 current affairs programme. (Recording of host from 1min 17sec + 2min 52sec)

· Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson. (2020) A Dell podcast on digital disruption. (Recording of guest from 3m 5sec – Series 4, Episode 11)

· A Life More Wild – Gemma Cairney and Tom Dixon – (2021) Outdoor recording (on a very windy day…) of two guests for this podcast for Canopy and Stars/18Sixty.

Podcast mixing/editing

· Dark Skies: Campfire Conversations. 2020. A podcast series from An Lanntair featuring conversations recorded via Zoom with people from the worlds of astronomy, psychology and the arts. Mix.

· Sunshine Recovery Café. 2016. A radio-style piece for the NHS profiling a pop-up cafe in Paisley run for – and run by – recovering addicts. Recording and mix.

· All Back to Bowie’s. 2014. A 30-episode podcast series documenting a live daily Edinburgh Fringe show themed around the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Guests included actor Brian Cox and Scotland’s (future) First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (below). Recording and mix.