Recording footsteps sound effects in dirty muddy field in Vietnam!
These footsteps sounds are a sound request for post production and I recorded these for one of my Canadian friends(Spoiler Alert: He was in the sound design team for movie Arrival and won an Oscar for best sound design)
Of course I am happy to record such cool sounds so I packed my equipment drove around Hoi An. I came across several rice fields filled with water and mud but after watching all the hard working people in the rice fields I decided not to record right there.
The reason why, most fields are already prepared for the upcoming rice season and everything looks nice and prepared and I can’t just stomp around the fields and possibly destroy something.
Another reason is that, after the fields are prepared, farmers spraying pesticides all over the fields and I am not sure how healthy that’s gonna be for me feet.
But why driving so far? I have a mud field next to our rented house I just saw it and found the perfect spot.
How I Recorded The Footsteps Sound Effects
I took off the shoes and walked up and down the field. Then there was this mudhole and I just places the microphone very close to my feet and simulated fast footsteps and slow footsteps. Perfect! Not only he could use these sound effects you can download these royalty free footstep sound effects as well! Have fun with it! 🙂