About Me

Richard Gott - Sound recordist Wales and MidlandsI’m a freelance location sound recordist with over fifteen years’ experience working on observational documentaries, current affairs programmes and corporate productions. Credits include: ‘Building the ancient city: Athens and Rome’ BBC4, ‘Flying Scotsman’ with Robson Green, ITV, ‘Grand Designs’ and ‘Gardener’s World’ BBC2.

I regularly work in BirminghamBristol and Cardiff areas, and anywhere in Wales, as I split my time between two main bases: Aberystwyth in Mid Wales, and Ledbury in the West Midlands.

Sound recordist Wales, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham

I’m particularly interested in working on projects that lean towards any of these end results: educational, ethical, artistic, ‘good-cause’, co-operative, collaborative, meaningful, pro-social. And I’m particularly interested in working with any of these general areas of subject matter: sustainability, environment, society, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, the arts, social history, the natural world, politics.

I’m a full member of IPS (the Institute of Professional Sound). I hold an NVQX3 certificate in Health and Safety, I have an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check). I’m a member of BECTU and have a current public liability insurance policy. I hold a valid passport, a full UK driving license and I have a basic level of conversational Welsh.

My location recording kit comprises: Sound Devices 633 (6 channel, timecode-capable mixer/recorder), Sound Devices 302 (3 channel mixer), Sennheiser MKH60 (boom pole mic), 4 x radio mic kits with Cos11 lavaliers, Beyer M58 stick mics x 2 (for presenter/vox pops style work), 2 x IEM’s (in-ear monitors) for director/client monitoring. Extra bits of kit can easily be hired in.