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The Sound of Story (2015)

Cinecity Film Festival 2015

17-18 November 2015

Brighton

THE SOUND OF STORY, 2015

AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING

PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY LIGHTHOUSE

Lighthouse presents The Sound of Story: two stimulating days of talks, masterclasses and workshops featuring a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals.



Showcasing critically acclaimed and innovative projects, The Sound of Story is aimed at filmmakers, sound practitioners, music producers and film lovers.

Through a series of talks and workshops, leading sound professionals discuss their work, influences and insights, offering a rare opportunity to learn about the power of the soundtrack, and the importance of designing projects with sound in mind from the start.

Lighthouse Senior Producer Emily Kyriakides states: “Sound is such a vital part of storytelling, yet often finds itself eclipsed by visual elements during the production process. The Sound of Story aims to help put this right, and we’re really excited to be welcoming an amazing line-up of speakers to Brighton to share their knowledge and expertise at the 2015 event”.

PROGRAMME

DAY 1: TALKS – Tuesday 17 November 2015

A series of talks, discussions and case studies.


CHRIS WATSON
Wildlife Sound Recordist / Composer
Selected credits: Frozen Planet (BBC), Soundstage (Radio 4), El Tren Fantasma (CD for Touch) and Soundscapes (National Gallery)





MARTIN STIG ANDERSEN
Games Audio Director / Composer / Sound Designer
Selected credits: Inside / Limbo





NAINITA DESAI
Composer / Songwriter / Producer
Selected credits: The Day Kennedy Died / The Confessions of Thomas Quick / Mumbai High – The Musical





BARRY ADAMSON
Singer / Composer / Filmmaker / Photographer
Selected credits: Moss Side Story / Soul Murder / Natural Born Killers / The Beach / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

In conversation with journalist and author AMY RAPHAEL





CASE STUDY: MY ONE DEMAND
Presented by Matt Adams, co-founder of Blast Theory, and Evan Jerred, Sound Recordist and Mixer on My One Demand





MAGZ HALL
Sound Artist
Selected credits: Ambisonic soundtrack of Hong Kong Airport / Radio Mind (radio installation) / Tree Radio (for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park)





GLENN FREEMANTLE
Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor
Selected credits: Gravity / Slumdog Millionaire / Paddington

In conversation with journalist and author AMY RAPHAEL




DAY 2: WORKSHOPS – Wednesday 18 November 2015

An opportunity to examine the working methods of leading experts through a series of hands-on craft and technical workshops.



CHRIS WATSON
Wildlife Sound Recordist / Composer
Selected credits: Frozen Planet (BBC), Soundstage (Radio 4), El Tren Fantasma (CD for Touch) and Soundscapes (National Gallery)

HIDDEN WORLDS: CAPTURING THE UNDERCOVER SOUNDS OF BRIGHTON
This workshop offers an exciting opportunity to gain insight into the work and practice of acclaimed wildlife sound recordist and composer Chris Watson. Attendees will accompany Chris on a sound walk to record sound in two outdoor locations, using field recording equipment and other transducers such as hydrophones and contact microphones, followed by a critical listening session in the studio.

Times: 9.30am – 1.30pm (registration 9.00am)
Venue: Brighton Electric Studio, Tramway House, 43-45 Coombe Terrace, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4AD





ANNA BERTMARK

Moderator / Sound Designer
Selected credits: How To Live Yours / The Goob / Lilting

LOW BUDGET, BIG SOUND
During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to hear about the work and practice of rising sound designer Anna Bertmark. With a particular focus on her creative approach on critically acclaimed UK low-budget features Lilting and The Goob, this is a chance to learn how to overcome the challenges faced in sound post when working with limited budgets.

Times: 10am – 1pm (registration 9.30am)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ





LOUISE BROWN

Foley Artist / Foley Editor
Selected credits: Moshi Monsters: The Movie, We Are Monster, Damascus Cover

THE SECRET ART OF FOLEY
This workshop offers an exciting opportunity to learn about and experience the intriguing art and practice of foley. Led by experienced foley artist Louise Brown, the session will be illustrated with clips, demonstrations and anecdotes, with a chance for participants to try their hand at creating sound effects for the big screen.

Times: 10am – 1pm (registration 9.30am)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ





JOAKIM SUNDSTRÖM

Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor
Selected credits: Berberian Sound Studio / The Constant Gardener / Seven Psychopaths

DESIGNING THE SOUNDTRACK: SONIC DIRECTION, COLLABORATION AND NARRATIVE STRATEGIES
This workshop offers an exciting opportunity to gain insight into the work and practice of award-winning sound designer Joakim Sundström in his role as supervising sound editor, working with sound teams across a wide range of acclaimed feature projects. Attendees will also have the chance to work in small groups to design sound for a specially selected scene.

Times: 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ





SCREENING: ROAD
Presented by filmmaker and videographer Nick Driftwood

The screening is free to attend and will be running at Lighthouse and open to the public during the below hours, with filmmaker Nick Driftwood available to discuss the technical aspects of the film.

Times: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

The Sound of Story is sponsored by Goldcrest and takes place during Brighton’s annual film festival, CINECITY. The workshop programme is supported by Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.