This morning I attended a student (Olaf Hochherz) examination for the electro-acoustics and sound design. The project consisted of sound design for a film studies student - a film documenting a cat colony in a Rome cemetery. The interesting thing about Olaf's sound design was the fact that he had nothing to really work with - just ambient soundscapes, discreet diabetic sound and the occasional interview. Despite this, it sounded excellent, with a suitable spatialisation and very nice distribution of sound. The mix was designed for a 6.1 speaker set-up, with three up front (left, centre, right), two in the back and two in the extreme back angled at 60 degrees towards the ceiling.
In the afternoon Lauren and I headed down to the echo viaduct Robin and Susan had shown us a couple of days ago. I've thrown together some video documentation, I'll do some decent recordings over the next couple of days.
It's also really nice to see a little blue sky and sun after three days of gloom and rain.