Field Recording Competition 1 – cardboard box

Field Recording

(reposting to keep deadline present for lurkers)

If you were one of a number of the people who heard the results from the first HISSandaROAR Field Recording Competition and wished you had taken part, then here is your chance!

This is the first in a series of competitions – you get one month to record and submit a single take of a performance with the prop, in this case a cardboard box. I’ll then spend the following month checking the submissions and awarding a prize (or prizes – I’m not setting a limit on how many prizes there will be, as I like to reward interesting work)

A cardboard box, a microphone, a recorder and you. Thats it! No processing allowed, submit a single take, details below. Deadline = October 30th. Have fun!

Upload details for the competition:

1. Check your file name is correct (as below)
2. Put your .WAV file, photo and text file into a folder with your name
3. Zip it, verify the file is called YOURNAME.zip
4. Upload it using ftp
5. Add a comment to this post once your upload is completed, include the name of your upload in the comment

NOTE: you will need to use an ftp app like CyberDuck, Transmit, Fetch etc

FTP details:

ftp address:
ftp://ftp.musicofsound.co.nz

username:
fieldsound@musicofsound.co.nz

password:
oneboxonetake

and some SUGGESTIONS

I’ll be thinking about these words as I listen to your recordings:
– performance
– uniqueness
– character
– fidelity
– resonance
– whats for lunch
– acoustics
– perspective
– etc

The entire essence of this challenge is to take something ordinary and use your creative skills to capture something extraordinary. Your access to technology wont impress me half as much as your ability to think (and hear) laterally!

NOTE: an update incase anyone does not see it in the comments:

I want to hear the prop – you can use a violin bow (or a hammer or your teeth or a car or a gun or a particle accelerator) on the box, as long as I hear it & know its a box… If for example you blew up the box with a mortar, I would likely hear it and think: I can hear the mortar, where is the box?

So feel free to manipulate or destroy the cardboard box using any techniques, tools, machinery, whatever… set fire to it if you want, freeze it in dry ice & crush it, throw it off a cliff… But I would like to be able to hear some essence of the prop in the final recording – otherwise you might as well record anything & say the box was involved somehow, albeit inaudibly, OK?

77 Responses to Field Recording Competition 1 – cardboard box

  1. Stuart Ankers says:

    STUART.ANKERS.zip is uploaded 🙂

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  3. Linas says:

    2. Put your .WAV file, photo and text file into a folder with your name

    a photo of what? gear, cardboard? 🙂

  4. Isaac Derfel says:

    Sounds like a great challenge! Tim, are we allowed to use a second prop in order to get a sound out of the box? For instance, the picture for the competition shows a knife being stabbed into a box. Is this valid? Thanks for the clarification!

    • tim says:

      I suggest reading the comments from the first competition, here:

      http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/hissandaroar-field-recording-competition-launch

      to repeat a comment there:

      “I want to hear the prop – you can use a violin bow (or a hammer or your teeth or a car or a gun or a particle accelerator) on the box, as long as I hear it & know its a box…. If for example you blew up the box with a mortar, I would likely hear it and think: I can hear the mortar, where is the box?”

      So feel free to manipulate or destroy the cardboard box using whatever techniques or tools/machinery, set fire to it if you want, freeze it in dry ice & crush it, throw it off a cliff… but I would like to be able to hear some essence of the box in the final recording, because otherwise you might as well record anything & say the box was involved somehow, albeit inaudibly…

  5. Hector Rivera says:

    Are pets considered props? Love the results from the last challenge and I look forward to entering in this one.

  6. Can Kazaz says:

    CANKAZAZ.zip is uploaded.:)

  7. Ready! 😉
    “OPEN MY PRESENT” 1:43 min

  8. Ryan Gollner says:

    Hello,

    I posted one called “Shaka the Box”

    (description deleted)

  9. planktone says:

    hi all,

    not a recording but live … !!!

    I have for some time 2 mic’s in my garden as live shoutcast.

    I placed the 2 mic’s in a carton box for this occasion and have them installed at the centre of my garden.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohxyamcwnxb2myq/2013-10-16%2019.30.13.jpg

    … can’t make a photo outside as it is now night in Europe 🙂

    feel free to join in and listen:

    http://planktone.dyndns.org:8050

    soon all will be available as a 24 hour recording too

    Grtz,

    w.

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  11. Paul Fonarev says:

    PAULFONAREV.zip just uploaded.

  12. Dominic Argar says:

    Dominic Argar.zip uploaded

  13. Cesar Davila Irizarry says:

    Hi,
    CesarDavilaIrizarry.zip uploaded

    Thanks.

  14. FredrikBredemo.zip uploaded! 😀

  15. Viktor Palmér says:

    Viktor Palmér.zip uploaded

  16. RichardGould.zip uploaded.

  17. Nicolas says:

    Hi uploaded,

    NicolasHermansen.zip

  18. Bruno Garcez says:

    Bruno.Garcez.zip uploaded, thank you.

  19. LuisApiolaza.zip uploaded

  20. nicolas says:

    It seems that my post from yesterday has disappeared did you receive my file?

    uploaded nicolashermansen.zip

    • tim says:

      got it, thanks

      your post didn’t disappear = all first time commenters posts are moderated and have to be approved, otherwise spammers take over

  21. Aoki says:

    Hidefumi Aoki.zip uploaded.
    Arigato:)

  22. Alex Hague says:

    I think it has uploaded – never used this method of uploading things, so i’m not sure? Thanks 🙂

  23. Paul says:

    PaulRohde.zip uploaded

  24. Kostas_Loukovikas.zip is uploaded!

  25. Iain says:

    iainhetherington.zip uploaded

  26. JonnyJM says:

    JonnyMcloughlin.zip has been uploaded!

  27. Ozan_Kurtulus.zip is uploaded

    Thank you 🙂

  28. Linas says:

    LinasMaknys.zip uploaded.

  29. eduardo says:

    Eduardo_Politzer.zip is up!

  30. Vladimir says:

    Hi!
    Vladimir_Matveev.zip uploaded.

  31. david ge says:

    david ge.zip is uploaded.thanks

  32. david@shanghai says:

    david@shanghai is up.

  33. david ge says:

    david ge.zip is up

  34. Daniele says:

    Daniele_de_Virgilio.zip uploaded! I hope I’m still in time! 🙂

  35. Laplume says:

    ETIENNELEPLUMEY.zip uploaded!

  36. Luis Augusto.zip

    Thanks!

  37. gustavo PyL says:

    “Muppet Cardboard – Gustavo PyL.wav” is uploaded. Thanks Tim!

  38. Lefteris says:

    Just uploaded LEFTERIS.DOUROS.zip

    I hope I’m in the deadline… if not no problem it was funn!
    thanks!

  39. Alessio says:

    great contest, great idea, i liked very much the results of the previous competitions!

    AlessioOcchiodoro.zip uploaded!!!

  40. Cesar says:

    CESAR_TIMON is up!!

    Thx

  41. Vladimir says:

    it is almost a day since I uploaded sample and posted my comment – and it is has not appeared yet. was it spam?

  42. Jonathan Pilon says:

    Jonathan_Pilon.zip up

  43. Cesar says:

    Still on 30th here…

  44. tim says:

    sorry i dont have internet access yet, so will check all submissions and post a confirmation list once the month has ended everywhere in the world, thanks
    tim

  45. Robert says:

    Alright!! Finally got it to work. Looks like “ROBERTGARVIN.zip” is up! Looking forward to more of these!

  46. niko says:

    did i make it..? i disremembered the deadline was end of the october.. not 30th.. darn 😉 uploaded nikohuttunen.zip still.

  47. Thanks for a great SD idea Tim, it’s been a blast! It’s not the 30th anymore but stupidly I had closed headphones on all day so I didn’t hear the deadline wooshing by! 🙂 andreengelhardt.zip is uploaded though.

    Enjoy and again thank you for a great challenge!

  48. Iain Grant says:

    Iain Grant.zip uploaded. Hope not too late. Thank you

    Regards

  49. Andrea88 says:

    Proietti Andrea.zip uploaded!

  50. Can Kazaz says:

    Hi,

    When will the results be announced?

    Thanks.

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