Red Bull Off Days – Cloud Control – Online Documentary Short
Red Bull TV / Crater
(Dir. Simon Morehead / DOP. Casimir Dickson)
Sound designer, mixer, and editor, Sound recordist.
Red Bull Off Days is a series created to discover another side of musicians, including their hobbies and passions, as they go about their day when they're not on tour. This first episode saw Blue Mountains trio Cloud Control head to their hometown to get brunch with a childhood friend, go for a mini hike and visit the Lenffer family home to see Heidi and Ulrich's mother.
Shooting in an ob-doc format, as sound recordist you always need be on the ball and carefully plan the best way to approach each scene. Use of well placed radio mics on the band captured the banter at all times, while a roaming boom on hand to captured any unexpected appearances. The acoustic music track, heard in the second half of the video, was recorded live in the lounge room using some tricky M/S recording techniques.
As sound designer and mixer for the project I aimed to find the harmony between the music driving the piece and letting the great dialogue cut through.