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Recording Engineer Andrew Levine adjusting a jib camera for close-up shots. St. Elisabeth Church, Berlin-Mitte, Germany. © Matt Lemon Photography. All Rights Reserved.

In its August 2013 issue, German magazine Professional Audio featured a report about mobile audio and video live recording by my friend and colleague Andrew Levine, a Hamburg-based location recording engineer, CEO of Blumlein Records, and recipient of the Golden Bobby 2014 in the category “classical / instrumental music”, awarded by the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister e.V. (VDT), a registered association for audio industry professionals.  Accompanying his report are photos I took during the set-up for a live recording of a concert by Tonikum, the chamber choir of Berlin’s university hospital Charité, which performed Händel’s Acis & Galatea (Nymphs & Shepherds) at St. Elisabeth in Berlin-Mitte, a church designed in the 1830s by renowned Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

Andrew Levine’s excellent references include live concert-recordings, sessions and lectures in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Denver, Hamburg, London, Munich, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Vienna. I have witnessed Andrew’s work and judging from my own experience as an events technician, I can say you you won’t find many recording engineers who can match his professionalism, his passion for excellence in recording, and his gentle spirit. Andrew is a remarkable human being and it was an absolute pleasure to shoot the photo series that accompanied his article.

You can follow Andrew on instagram and you can click here to view the full article from 2013 on Andrew’s website.

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