Fire Torch Recording 11-14-2010

For what I hope is the final session for Ultimate Fire SFX I recorded some old fashioned torches. I had a minor goofball moment when the top of the first torch flew off and hit the side of the garage. All is well and I got some fantastic flame whooshes.

To contruct these torches I gathered together a broom stick shaft, rake handle, old towels, wire and kerosene. I made 3 sizes: small, medium and large. I will have a more in depth article for the making of Ultimate Fire SFX which will be released next month. Stay tuned.

Recording set-up: Sound Devices 702 and Sanken CSS-5 at 24Bit/96kHz.

Fire Torch Recording 11-14-10 by therecordist

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Shot of the flame on the 3rd take away from the house

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Shot of the flame against the grey Idaho skies today

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There was so much kerosene left on the handle it took a while to put out in water

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Lighting the kerosene, I had no idea what I was getting into

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Nice fireball whooshing sounds

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Head of the flaming torch detaches from stick

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I saw it hit the garage and stood there for 3 seconds or so, duh!

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Ok, we're back in business

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I was never that good at baseball, Lacrosse was my game

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The smaller torch

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It's sounding pretty cool!

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Lining this one up, Don't hit the CSS-5!

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Notice the flame left behind after the swing

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Circular motions sounded really good

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Trying to get just a steady burn, but I still had to move it around a bit

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