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My great friends at Rode Microphones is launching another competition for film makers!

The winner will get to work as a PAID INTERN at Rode (in Sydney, Australia) for a full year. They will provide

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My Clemson University Speech

Clemson University in South Carolina flew me in to give a speech to their performing arts students and faculty about what I do. The following is a 48 minute long video. You will have to turn up and down your volume during the viewing.

We want to say a special thanks to Performing Arts Department Chair David Hartmann, to Professor Hamilton Alstatt, to RØDE Microphones for providing generous door prizes (SmartLav+ lavalier microphones for smartphones) and to Sound Devices for providing their generous swags (sunglasses, carrying bags, and special pens)!

48 minute speech video at Clemson University. Photo by Thomas Hudgins and editing by Thief of Soul Imaging.

Clemson University, South Carolina

Enjoying the beautiful campus with Professor Hamilton Alstatt.

With just a short visit, I saw that Clemson University is a beautiful campus full of kind and hard working students and faculty. I approve! Go Tigers!!

New game release! Need for Speed 2015

I was hired to field record a Scion FR-S sports car for EA's Need for Speed 2015 video game. Today is the official release available for XBox One, PS4, and PC. I rigged a total of 7 mics OnBoard the modified car and also tracked it with an External M/S stereo shotgun mic.

From "Need for Speed also sounds nearly as good as it looks; the throaty burble of performance-tuned engines is well-realised and the crackle of exhaust overrun and the ker-chuck of slamming gears is similarly resectable." - "Great visuals and sound"

Go out, buy the game, and kill some tires!!

New Need for Speed 2015 game, developed by Ghost Games, and published by EA.

Need for Speed 2015 Trailer

Video diary of the modified Scion FR-S sports car field recording session. Run time is 2:25. Watch it all the way through. We had budget in new tires for the stunt driving!

Watson field recording a modified Scion FR-S sports car. Derrick DuMont is the tuner & driver.

Watson going over the check list of field recording this modified Scion FR-S sports car.

Modified Scion FR-S sports car with stunt driver Daniel Hoy.

Part of Watson Wu's field recording equipment. One Sound Devices 788T-SSD field recorder and two 442 field mixers were used for OnBoard recordings. A 744T field recorder was used for External recordings to capture passbys, burnouts, skids, donuts, etc. 8 mics, Remote Audio headphones for critical monitoring, gaffers tape, blimps, etc gear were all needed to achieve this difficult session.

New Need for Speed game is available for XBox One, PS4, and PC. Buy a copy Today!



Flying & Driving with Gear

Wanted to share a short writing about my trip for this week. I've been hired to field record sounds of certain vehicles for a video game project. Today I'm flying to Louisville, Kentucky, then driving a rental car to south Indiana. Because of NDA, I can't say what I'm up up until the game company makes an announcement about their exciting title.

In this picture are a Rycote Windshield Kit #4, a large Swiss backpack, a PortaBrace audio bag, and a monster size Pelican 1650 case.

The purpose of this setup is to divide up my equipment. All items outside of the Pelican 1650 case are my primary gear. They are a Sound Devices 744T/MixPre-D inside the PortaBrace bag, my numerous mics, batteries, primary chargers, a camera, gaffers tape, etc all inside the large Swiss backpack.

Inside the Pelican 1650 case, there is a backup 4 track recorder, more batteries, mic stands, cables, zip ties, gaffers tape, clothes, etc items.

I HIGHLY recommend dividing up your precious gear similar to this. Remember to Always have a backup just in case something happens to your primary gear! This applies to other industries such as photography, videography, IT, etc. Stay safe and please share your stories. :-)

Wearing a special technology vest to carry more gear.