2011 Review: Creativity and Sound Roundup


This post will conclude the 2011 review roundup posts. Next week I have a new field recording report in the works.

On this blog I’ve gradually focused writing about four things:

  • field recording
  • travel, a sense of place and sound
  • selling sound effects
  • creativity and field recording

I posted ’roundups’ about field recording and selling sound effects earlier.

Although I am hesitant to use words like artist and creative as labels, there’s no question that the intangible tools of inspiration, insight, challenges and motivation play a huge role in field recording.

I believe that the more creative and invested you feel, and the more motivated you are, the better sound you will record.

I am also convinced that the personal imprint of a field recordist is the key to making exceptional sound effects.

Here are 2011’s posts exploring these ideas:

It’s tricky to write about these things since creativity isn’t defined by science. What works for me won’t work for everyone, perhaps not anyone.

But that’s also what makes creativity so valuable: there are so many ways that inspiration can arrive that it can be tapped endlessly.

Which is encouraging, isn’t it?

More articles about creativity, inspiration and the personal aspect of field recording in 2012!

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One response to 2011 Review: Creativity and Sound Roundup

  1. Thank You!