20151220 Martinborough Christmas Carols

This was a massive challenge of an event as there was no sound check. We had to wing it and make the most of what we could.

The big lesson learnt here was not to use condensers as a way to pick up a choir. This would be perfectly fine in a recording situation but it is next to useless in a live outdoor situation. Luckily we had a bunch of AKG D5’s in front of the choir so we could pull those up to make them audible. The sound wasn’t the best as there was some distance, but there was just enough gain before feedback to be useful.

Next time, we’ll have a more cunning array of mics prepared.

20150426 Let’s get Geoff to Uganda

The Wairarapa’s most prominent photographer, Geoff Walker, organised a fundraising event at Colombo Winegrowers. This was to aid in getting Geoff off to Uganda to assist in Ludok in being more self-sufficient. I was impressed how Geoff could organise child sponsorships where ALL of the money went to the child and their community. No middle agency involved.

If you want to assist in Geoff’s efforts, he has a give a little page setup. Geoff has been to Uganda before and has spent a decent amount of time understanding what people need. So any money pledged will be targeted towards efforts that will benefit the Ugandan people in the long run.