10am – 3pm, Sunday, 23 August – regional NSW or Dubbo area only
Field recording with Zoom H6

Work with sound artist, Kim V. Goldsmith, to learn about how to record atmospheric and environmental sounds in the field using a range of microphones and recorders + be creative with them. Field recordings can be used in video and film production, music, art installations, or as their own art form.

Using a range of prosumer and professional audio recorders and microphones – contact mics, hydrophones, acoustic recorders + more, learn how to record sounds of the natural environment to use in filmmaking, music, video production, or to create experimental sound mixes. Over 5 hours, work on site to record tracks, download them, and learn the fundamentals of editing sound using freely available software.

DATE: Sunday, 23 August 2020 (only date for 2020)
TIMES: 10am – 3pm
LOCATION: 7km from Dubbo (directions received after payment)
COST: $110 pp includes supervised use of equipment, snacks and handouts

BOOKING/PAYMENT CONDITIONS & DEADLINE: 17 August (Full refund if the event has to be postponed/cancelled due to wet weather; 50% refund for late cancellations after 17 August). Limited places – COVID conditions apply. Adults only (over 18). Request a booking form link by clicking the button below.

SUPPLIED: recording equipment, morning tea, hand sanitiser, wipes for equipment, handouts

TO BRING: Lunch, hat, long pants/boots, drinks, 16-32GB SD card (cleared for reformatting), USB drive for downloads/editing, any recording equipment you may have, mobile phone, earbuds with inline mics (not EarPods), laptop (preloaded with Audacity freeware if you don’t already use something else to edit sound)


10 – 10.30am: Run over equipment during morning tea
10.30 – 12.30pm: Record in the field across a range of environments
12.30 – 1.30pm: Download files over lunch
1.30 – 3pm: Play with editing using Audacity & Adobe Audition, plus a few tricks using iMovie (yes, it can edit sound only)

Hear a sample of what you can do with field recordings

Kim V. Goldsmith audio recording in the Macquarie Marshes

Based in regional NSW, Kim V. Goldsmith is a digital media and installation artist and professional content producer. With a background in radio and print journalism, including four years with ABC Radio, she’s been producing digital content for the past 25 years. As a digital media artist, she’s produced and exhibited works for festivals and exhibitions across NSW and internationally, including Curve Ball at Carriageworks (Vivid 2016), Cementa Festival, Artlands Festival, and in various Arts Territory Exchange exhibitions in the UK. Her last major international project resulted in the exhibition, Eye of the Corvus, shown at the Western Plains Cultural Centre over the summer of 2019/20. She’s currently working on a new project in the Macquarie Marshes, documented on the ecoPULSE website.

2021 Workshops

Planning will get underway for workshops in 2021. If you’re interested in being on a contact list for workshops in art marketing, field recording (audio and video), digital media editing (audio and video), drop me an email. These will be small group workshops, delivered within regional NSW.

Kim V. Goldsmith has been delivering training in art marketing, art business practices, media interviews, social media, strategic communications, and public speaking for the past 24 years. She has worked within public training institutions, including TAFE, as well as running private workshops across NSW, including a series of regional workshops in Central West NSW for the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA). Kim was the co-initiator and presenter of the arts business workshop program, This Business Called Art, run in partnership by Orana Arts Inc. and the Western Plains Cultural Centre.