Our Amateur Beginnings

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 7-19

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: When I was in junior high school, my father had an old office 1/4″ audiotape machine with a simple omnidirectional microphone. I was swept into a fantasy world of writing and recording my own performances like those I had heard on the radio. I played all the parts, moving about the room to simulate perspective, and making a wide variety of sound effects. I later joined the high school photography club. That was when I became visually oriented. I purchased a black plastic Eastman Kodak 8mm spring-wound camera. As you work increasingly in sound, you will quickly learn the difference…