In Section 13, I give you the exact reason for this:
Basically, what happened is that as soon as we got out into these group rituals, ALL of my audio recording equipment failed. I took it in to the audio experts where I had purchased all of my audio stuff (not bestbuy or walmart either, but a company specifically serving studios and live production companies), and they said that it was some sort of electromagnetic interference, and asked if I was filming around electromagnetic fields… which, technically, no I was not… unless you count the materialization of legions of spirits.
So, with my portable recorders having gone haywire (you can see an eerie example of this in Section 16, where the static sounds quite a bit like a heartbeat), I reverted to using the onboard camera microphone, which picks up all ambient sound, including a lot of wind (which picks up exactly when the spirits materialize!).
So, with Nate and Scarlett having donated their time, and having paid for their own travel and lodging to help me with these rituals, I had to make do with what I had.
I’ve since put a great deal of money into triple audio backups, two inside of the circle, and one broadcasting wirelessly. Regardless, I knew going into this, from experience, that REAL evocation and electronic recording devices have a hard time getting along.
Both Nate and Scarlett have said that, when I end up refilming this course with improved technology (as I’ll continually be doing as we move forward) that they’ll come back out to help me with these rituals once again.
Now, all of that being said, there is NO instruction being given in these rituals, but demonstrations of the material previously instructed. A good amount of the time, we’re completely silent, internally connecting with the spirits, so even if my mics were working perfectly, you still would have heard nothing but silence throughout the rituals in this section.