Last fall I was fortunate to be asked to record sound effects for the Hollywood feature film Pompeii.
At a reported total budget of $100 million dollars, it was one of the most prominent films I have had the pleasure of being involved with. I was quite excited to contribute sound fx to help the sound crew tell their story.
I finished that project in the late autumn. Working on Pompeii was a fantastic experience. Since then, I’ve thought a lot about how unique that shoot was.
I wrote about the differences field recording for feature films last week. Today I’ll share how those ideas worked with Pompeii. I’ll explain how the shoot came about, how I completed it, and some tricks I learned that you can take away to help with your own field recordings.