This post will be the first of four yearly website retrospectives. Why?
Well, the blog has been around for a while now. The articles are stacking up. Truthfully, it’s not that easy to sift through a WordPress website. The blog is getting a bit unmanageable with the number of posts.
This series of articles is another tool. It’s intended to help new people find the most helpful posts. They’re a selection of my favourite posts, and the articles people told me were helpful to them or to the community.
The Best Posts of 2011
The first year of Creative Field Recording’s “best of” posts includes seven articles:
- Digital Sound Recorder Buying Guide. Ideas for deciding what digital audio recorder to purchase.
- What Type of Field Recordist Are You? Why You Need to Know. This article explores an idea that there are four types of field recordists, all which work differently and require different skills.
- Recording Evocative Sound Effects: Why Pro Gear Doesn’t Matter. This article explores why relying on gear can actually harm your sound effects.
- Investing Yourself in Sound Effects. This article was complementary idea to the previous post: how each recordist’s perspective, personal history, and sense of creativity creates unique, inspiring sound effects.
- How to Become a Field Recordist and Sell Your Library. Some unusual ideas for beginning a field recording career.
- Two Things You Must Know When Creating a Sound Library. This post explored the idea that successful sound effects does not depend on technique or equipment. Instead, they requires two things that are different for every field recordist: their goal, and their audience.
- Why Small Changes Can Amplify Your Sound Library. More ideas about the role of an audience in field recording success.