Forthcoming Meetings

Sound Design for 'A Feral World'

Date: 29 Nov 2018
Time: 18:00

Location: Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace
Southampton

Date: 29th November 2018
Time: 18:00
Venue: Palmerston Lecture Theatre, The Spark Building, Solent University, Southampton

A Feral World” is a post-apocalyptic tale of survival featuring a young, orphaned boy and his friendship with a woman who’s desperate to find her missing daughter. Filmed over four years, we watch the boy mature into a teenager.  Sound supervisor Leslie Gaston-Bird (AMPS, MPSE) gives an overview of creating and managing audio assets for the 5.1 mix for this feature, which is scheduled to debut next year.

Leslie Gaston-Bird Leslie is a sound engineer with over 30 years of experience in film, video, music, and radio.  She works at Mix Messiah Productions, based in Brighton and London.  She is also Vice President for the Audio Engineering Society’s Western Region (USA & Canada).  Leslie is a former Associate Professor of Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver, where from 2013-2015 she served as Chair of the Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies.

To register, please use this link.


AES South and IoA Southern Branch Christmas Event & Social Film Screening: “Sonic Sea”

Date: 5 Dec 2018
Time: 18:00

Location: Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace
Southampton

AES South and IoA Southern Branch Christmas Event & Social
Film Screening: “Sonic Sea”

 6.00pm for 6:30pm start. Film starts at 6.45pm.
Wednesday 5 December 2018

 LT1, Southampton Solent University,
East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN

We are delighted to invite you for a festive viewing of the film “Sonic Sea” by directors Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld. This will be preceded by a brief introduction by Alex Brooker, from Clarke Saunders Associates, identifying some of the underwater acoustic themes within the film.

The oceans are not a silent world, but dynamic, living symphonies of sound. In water, sound travels five times faster, and many times farther than it does in air. Whales, dolphins, porpoises, and other marine mammals have evolved to take advantage of this perfect sonic medium. Just as we rely on sight to survive, they depend on sound to hunt for food, find mates, and detect predators. Over the last fifty years, our increasing ocean presence has dramatically transformed the acoustic environment of these majestic creatures. Undersea noise pollution is invisible, but it is damaging the web of ocean life. Sonic Sea is about understanding and protecting the vast symphony of life in our waters.

There will be a wine and mince pie reception before the film and all attendees are welcome to comment on the film at a local curry house afterwards.

The event is free to members of the IoA and the AES, as well as to students and staff of Southampton Solent University. Due to the licencing restrictions for the film the general public cannot be admitted to this event. As numbers are limited, in order to register for this event, please go to the registration page at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ioa-southern-branch-christmas-event-social-film-screening-sonic-sea-tickets-51644406811

Advance registration for this event is required. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. This meeting will take place in LT1, which can be found above Costa at the East Park Terrace entrance of the university, next to the main reception.

If you have any queries please contact David Yates, d.yates@syntegragroup.com

 


In Conversation with Ellie Williams

Date: 23 Jan 2019
Time: 18:30

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
York

Date: 23rd January 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Ellie Williams is a field Sound Recordist specialising in wildlife documentaries.

She has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit for 16 years, first in Production then as a freelance recordist. She is currently working on BBC2’s ‘First Year on Earth’ series which has taken her to an ancient monkey temple in Sri Lanka, the wildlife-rich Samburu National Reserve in Kenya and the remote fjords of Iceland.

During her career in wildlife television she has camped in deep snow, climbed her kit up mountain ridges on the edge of the Arctic Circle, followed fluking sperm whales and waded knee-deep across a crocodile inhabited river.

Ellie has always been fascinated by sound – from recording with her father’s dictaphone as a child to gigging in bands and working on stage at festivals.

“I don’t think I’ll ever lose the child-like wonder that I feel when listening to the world through headphones. Everything becomes hyper-real – the rushing of a waterfall, the deep rumble of an elephant, the warmth of the human voice. My mission is to accurately and creatively capture location sound and in doing so help immerse the viewer into the world of the film, adding authenticity and depth to the moving images”.

To register to the event please visit our Eventbrite page.

 


In Conversation with Anna Bertmark

Date: 6 Feb 2019
Time: 18:30

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
York

Date: 6th February 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

We are delighted to be welcoming Anna Bertmark to York!

Anna Bertmark is a sound designer and supervising sound editor. Originally from Sweden, she has over 15 years experience in sound post production in the UK and has worked on films, TV-Drama, documentaries, commercials and XR projects (VR & 360 videos).

She started her career working for sound designer Paul Davies (Hunger, We Need to Talk About Kevin, ’71) where she learnt dialogue and sfx editing, while assisting on films like The Queen and The Proposition.

She won the BIFA for Best Sound for God’s Own Country and is a mentor to up-and-coming sound designers, having been mentored herself by Dawn Airey, CEE of Getty Images. She is also part of BIFA’s Nomination Committee and has served as Vice Chair of AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound).

Some of her credits include:
Gwen (TIFF Official selection 2018)
God’s Own Country
Walk With Me
You Were Never Really Here
Adult Life Skills
The Goob
Lilting

You can register to the event here.


2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

Date: 27 Mar 2019
Time: 00:00

Location: University of York
University of York
York

2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

March 27 – 29th

University of York UK

 

Call for Papers

Immersive audio systems are ubiquitous and range from macro-systems installed in cinemas, theatres and concert halls to micro-systems for domestic, in-car entertainment, VR/AR and mobile platforms. New developments in human-computer interaction, in particular head and body motion tracking and artificial intelligence, are paving the way for adaptive and intelligent audio technologies that promote audio personalisation and heightened levels of immersion. Interactive audio systems can now readily utilise non-tactile data such as listener location, orientation, gestural control and even biometric feedback such as heart rate or skin conductance, to intelligently adjust immersive sound output. Such systems offer new creative possibilities for a diverse range of applications from virtual and augmented reality through to automotive audio and beyond. This opens up exciting new opportunities for artists and audio producers to create compelling immersive experiences. This three-day conference will explore the unique space where interactive technologies and immersive audio meet and aims to exploit the synergies between these fields. The conference will include keynote lectures, technical paper sessions, tutorials and workshops, as well as technological and artistic demonstrations of immersive and interactive audio.

Deadline for papers is 1st October 2018

Deadline for proposals for Workshops and Tutorials is 1st November 2018

You can find the Call for Papers here.