Welcome to Mr Steve Productions! My name is Stephen Goldsmith (Mr Steve to my Friends). I completed an MA in Sound Design in 2000 and spent fifteen years working throughout the location and post audio production chain in London (UK). I have recently moved with my family and all my audio kit to Adelaide, got permanent residence, found a house with fibre to the premises and am just feeling my way into the scene and available for work- or just a chat about something audio related.
This site has three functions:
1)Online CV: To find out a bit about me as an individual and the services I offer (dubbing mixer, sound editor,foley, location sound etc) for employment purposes then click along the tabs at the top or DOWNLOAD WORD DOC VERSION OF MY CV HERE
For independent film work I usually team up with others to form collectives offering complete post or audio packages. To find out more about the groups I have worked with, click on the tabs under the ‘Associated Companies’ tab on the bottom left of the site. I am also happy to work on short form material..
2) Audio blog. I like to write a little about the projects I have been working on and give updates on screenings, trailers etc.. EIther scroll down or use tabs/tag cloud on the left to look up specific films.
3) Extras: A place to post and distribute some of my side projects. Also, wherever I go I tend to carry around a hand held field recording device. Most recordings are filed away for work purposes (squeaky doors etc) but sometimes I stumble across something that is worth posting online.
Hope you enjoy the site. Drop me a line using the contact tab if you want to get in touch.
‘Fear Of 13’ goes on cinema release on Friday 13th November. It follows the true story of Nick Yaris and opens with him on Death Row, asking to be put to death. The film is a compelling monologue with lots of stylised flashbacks. I worked on the dialogue edit plus premix and covered a few bits and pieces of foley for this one (Vincent Watts handled the final mix and sound design). I watched the premiere at the London Film Festival and was well received which is always pleasing. Click here for link to the film website for more info/ screenings etc..
Have been pretty busy on this one. Cleaning up 70s archive sync sound shot in the middle of the Bering sea by Greenpeace activists- who may or may not be under the influence- as they seek out and confront Russian waling vessels was challenging but rewarding. The film has already picked up prizes on its festival opening at Sundance and got into loads of festivals where I think it will do very well. It is Playing simultaneously about 160 cinemas in Uk and 400 in USA/Canada on 9th September. I will post links for finding venues below. Cheers & see you West End if you’re there. Steve
I handled the clean up and 5.1 mix for this fun comedy short. The on set performances were great and we really didn’t want ADR- however it was shot in an airport car park. This made for a lot of work but I think it was time well spent. The film is doing really well picking up prizes allover the place on the festival circuit. More details on the film website.
Here’s a trail for a BFI backed comedy feature film I mixed. It was shot in West London- which is never an easy place for location sound- many arterial roads, planes overhead on their way to/from Heathrow . The location sound was well recorded with many wildtracks and once again Izootope’s RX4 advanced came to the fore. Always satisfying to be able to shrink the ADR, keep the onset performances as much as possible and have time to really hone the sound design.
Billed as ‘A surreal and anarchic anti-teen film about three misfits having the night of their lives.’- set in 90s Birmingham against the backdrop of Margaret Thatchers Resignation’. It Premieres at Edinburgh Film Festival 9:10PM 22nd June. More Details on this and future screenings etc on the We Are The Freaks FaceBook Page
I supervised the dialogue edit, shot the foley and mixed them ready for Vincent Watts to work his magic as he ran the final mix of his effects and score (a fun mix of 90s trance and classical orchestration) This was our second feature with Justin Edgar- always good to get repeat work 🙂
I mixed this doc- directed by Ross Domoney. I thought it was an interesting perspective on what is happening in Greece and what austerity feels like on the ground. It was a very fast turn around project with minimal time for additional sound design but this suited the project as it worked with the score to gave the film the feeling of a dream-scape.
For those of you in the UK and not panic buying Christmas gifts from the 24/7 Tesco’s garage- this is playing on BBC4 tomorrow at 9:25PM (Part of the Storyville strand to which I have an addiction). I enjoyed mixing it it and think it is well worth a watch. Am also pleasantly surprised that something I worked on not only got pick of the day from the highbrow papers- Times, Guardian and Telegraph- but also the Radio Times and TV choice (my gran would be proud.)
I recorded sound and tracklayed/mixed this viral for Puma. We only had a 15 minute window of opportunity to record Arsene Wenger in the Emirates stadium, so made use of a body double. Here we are in a bit of down time.