Recently I went off to help in a school that I sometimes assist with recording. As someone who knows just a little about how to record and edit audio after quite a few years at the BBC I also have a few bits of kit that mean I am often in demand!
I used to do quite a bit of teaching and workshops with Drama in schools so I really enjoy getting back in there and working with young people.
Last Christmas we did a full CD of the whole school singing Christmas songs and on this occasion I was recording Titanic diary stories that the children had written and were reading out for posterity.
I have to admit that there were times during the recording of over 40 children that I started to wonder how long it would take ! It was quite a big task but each new voice and personality made me smile and the effort they had put in was inspirational. I was so impressed by the writing and the descriptive skills of these children. Their imaginations really brought to life scenes from the Titanic.
After a fair bit of editing I was able to deliver the audio back to the school and then I received a lovely card.
There is nothing nicer than the moment you open a card and see that everyone has taken the trouble to sign it and write messages.
I can't wait for the next thing we record now !