Archive for May, 2017

The Marker -Premiere at Edinburgh IFF


2017
05.28

The Marker was the first Feature I worked on Since Moving to Australia. It has it premier at  Edinburgh IFF in June

I worked from the SA Film Corps foley room as Foley artist and  editor alongside Duncan Campbell (Foley Recordist). Interesting use of sound it  flicks from being very upclose   and personal to abstract as the lead’s mental state deteriorates.. My brief from Justin Edgar (Director) and Vincent Watts (Supervising Sound Editor) was to cover material as usual, go big with the hits, fighting and splats for gun shots- add textures tomake people relly feel it,  but also give an additional layer of sound design which could be used rather like the sounds of a Sergio Leone- opening to Once Upon A Time in the West etc. I had a lot of fun covering a gruesome point blank head shot with a watermelon, spaghetti rings and cornflour thickened water, there was also some pretty gruesome neck slashing- a lot of action- think I got it sounding pretty brutal. There was also playing with finger tapping, skipping ropes and trying to get a signature rhythm for the lead with a Butterfly knife.  I believe it has a couple of sales in the pipeline  and I will update as and when I hear more

Foley debris for a point blank headshot. (Photo by Duncan Campbell 2017)

 

UK Work Post Brexit, South Australia Website Reboot


2017
05.02

Excuse radio silence.  I’ve emigrated from UK to Australia and I had  fair amount of hurdles to clear: I sold my London house, got a permanent visa, shipped all my worldly possessions over, and was about to get stuck into building a foley/audio post studio and carry on working as before via fast fibre when the Brexit vote happened so I slowed things down  and waited for things to settle in the UK while developing contacts and projects elsewhere.

I have been slowly gaining a new client base, working on US and Australian material as well as keeping up with my UK work . Some work is still under a media blackout- will update when I am allowed. I have a sound proof/treated room I am working from with my trusty Protools rig, 5.1 Genelecs and  Schoeps mics+foley props and have been hiring the foley suite at the SA film corp for feature work. Now I have enough work am in the process of building a larger studio of my own. More on that as it comes online.

I’ve also started to develop a few  side projects and am interested in moving this site away from being purely an online CV.  I will update as these come online.

New House in SA