The Sound of Story 2015, Brighton, 17-18th November 2015

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THE SOUND OF STORY 2015
PART OF BRIGHTON’S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL
17 & 18 NOVEMBER 2015
BRIGHTON
AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING

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 inspirational line-up of speakers to Brighton to share their knowledge and expertise at the 2015 event”.

DAY 1: TALKS – Tuesday 17 November
Showcasing critically acclaimed and innovative projects through a series of talks, case studies, discussions and masterclasses.
Times: 11am – 6pm (registration from 10.30am)
Venue: Brighton Dome Studio, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG

Speakers confirmed so far include:

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

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

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

MARTIN STIG ANDERSEN
Audio Director / Composer / Sound Designer
Selected credits: Inside / Limbo / Rabbit at the Airport / Ring road A141

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

CASE STUDY: MY ONE DEMAND
Presented by Matt Adams, co-founder of Blast Theory and Evan Jerred, Production Sound Recordist

DAY 2: WORKSHOPS – Wednesday 18 November
An exciting opportunity to examine the working methods of leading experts through a series of hands-on craft and technical workshops.
See information about individual workshops below. Times, locations and prices for individual workshops vary. Tickets are sold per workshop, with sessions held in the morning or afternoon on Wednesday 18 November. More workshops will be announced soon.

Workshop leaders confirmed so far include:

ANNA BERTMARK
Sound Designer / Supervising Sound Editor
Selected credits: Lilting / The Goob
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: Morning 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: Afternoon 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

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

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

Tickets: Concessionary prices are for 60+, full-time students or anyone in receipt of an income-based benefit. Please bring ID/proof with you.

Access: If you have access requirements, please contact sarah@lighthouse.org.uk.

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.

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