Saturday, April 23, 2011

Praia da Sãozinha (Skechers Shape-ups)

SKECHERS Shape-ups - Action Packed fitness shoes:

1. Tone your muscles

2. Promote healthy weight loss

3. Make it easy to get in shape!

Lace up walking toning sneaker.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rua Heróis de França s/n, Matosinhos (Lota de Matosinhos, Docapesca)

Merluccius merluccius (Linneaus, 1758)
3Alpha Code: HKE Taxonomic Serial No.: 164795
2.2 kg @ 4.5 € / kg = 10 €

Microchirus azevia (de Brito Capello, 1867)
3Alpha Code: MIA Taxonomic Serial No.: 173024
1.25 kg @ 4 € / kg = 5 €

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Trivia (IV)

This is my Zoom H1 field recorder. I was looking for an inexpensive field recording set up and saw it on ebay for 85 Euro. Wife let me buy one, so I ordered it from musicgear4uk back in January. I've been using it since then, making field recordings here in Porto and this thing is really great.

I do have one advice though. The H1 is notoriously sensitive to being handled and moved, so much more so than the H2 and H4 models. It is essential to get a windjammer and decent shock mount so that you can isolate the mic from handling and wind noise.

I bought my windjammer / windshield from Rick (Rickvanman) at Rick has come up with the best solution to the problem that I've seen so far.

Here's some examples of my... huh... work (LOL) for the past 3 months.

You can also find these recordings at the accidental recordist.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Rua 15 de Novembro, 47

The Bird Watcher @ COLÖNIA Micro - Gallery

«A bird, a cage, a microphone, a camera, a computer and an internet connection.
The bird watcher is remote, artificial and operates on a computer with no inteligence.
The camera and microphone are pointed to and focus on the bird.
It records 24/7 and reacts to the bird’s tweets for editing it’s videos.
Edited videos of bird tweets are automatically uploaded to youtube

Newly available videos’ links are posted in twitter.
The Black-Throated - Finch:

Man Behind the Curtain: André Gonçalves at from 05.02.2011 until 05.05.2011

Final note: no Black-Throated Finches were harmed in the making of this post.