Dominic Sutherland - Director - NextShoot
NextShoot has worked with Richard on a number of projects for key clients. Richard is always our first choice for sound as he embodies professionalism. He brings to each job a thoughtfulness in the preparation stage: how the sound will be covered for each specific set-up and the equipment required. He has very good kit of his own, and on complex set-ups has gone the extra mile to help us source any equipment we have needed to hire in. On set he is very comfortable and professional with talent and other crew members, he is quick to find solutions under pressure and, crucially, captures excellent quality sound. He is also extremely good company. We can't recommend Richard highly enough. 5 stars.
I work as a media producer (often on challenging academic research projects), and bring Richard Gott in as the first-choice sound recordist every time. Using a professional sound recordist means that more ambitious and dynamic filming can be accomplished, and the quality of Richard's sound is always top-notch. Of equal importance to me, Richard is deeply respectful of contributors, and able to interact effortlessly with people from all walks of life. He has the perfect intuition for when to be sociable, to put people at ease, but also for when to step back and have minimal presence. Our collaborative projects have taken place in testing environments, and I always have total faith in Richard's professionalism and ability to overcome new technical or practical challenges as they arise. Moreover, he is good company, and a pleasure to spend time with, and (even better) never condescending towards women!
Richard worked with us on a branded documentary, we found Richard to be a great asset to the team. He was warm, professional and hard working. It was a tight shoot schedule but nothing was a problem for Richard and the quality of his audio work in a variety of challenging locations was excellent. I would highly recommend him.
Sara Penrhyn Jones - Filmmaker
Jonathan Davies - Producer
Mighty Fine Productions