The Sound of Story
The Sound of Story

THE SOUND OF STORY 2016

AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING


17, 18 & 19 November 2016
BRIGHTON


PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL


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

Bringing together an array of leading sound artists and practitioners, The Sound of Story explores the power of sound and music in storytelling through a three-day programme of masterclasses, talks and workshops.

DAY 1: WOMEN IN SOUND – Thursday 17 November
DAY 2: SYMPOSIUM – Friday 18 November
DAY 3: WORKSHOPS – Saturday 19 November

Aimed at filmmakers, sound practitioners, music producers and film lovers, this is a rare opportunity to learn about the creative and technical approach behind critically acclaimed projects across film, theatre, radio and games.


DAY 1: WOMEN IN SOUND – Thursday 17 November

With women still very much under-represented in the field of sound, we’re delighted to announce the addition of a special day-long forum and associated mentoring programme, supported by Creative Skillset and AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound).

Aimed at women in their early to mid career, the forum will create an opportunity for women sound professionals to meet, exchange ideas and build new connections. Participants will attend a series of masterclasses with leading women sound practitioners and benefit from mentorship over a three-month period from an experienced industry professional.

We’re very pleased to be welcoming the following guest speakers: Ann Kroeber (Blue Velvet, Dead Poets Society), Catherine Hodgson (Atonement, Jane Eyre), and Jo Jackson (Long Walk to Freedom, Suffragette), Judi Lee-Headman AMPS (Homeland, The Bible).

Following a nationwide call-out, we will be selecting 12-15 participants to take part in the programme. Thank you to everyone who submitted – we have received 48 applications. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by the end of Friday 11th November.

The Sound of Story – Women in Sound – Thursday 17 November
Times: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Lighthouse, Kensington Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG


DAY 2: SYMPOSIUM – Friday 18 November

A series of talks, discussions, screenings and case studies from sound practitioners who have created bold and inventive work in their field.

PAUL DAVIES

Supervising Sound Editor / Sound Designer

Selected credits: Hunger, The Queen, ’71, We Need to Talk About Kevin

MATTHEW HERBERT

Musician / Artist / Producer / Writer

Selected credits: Life in a Day, Bodily Functions, One Pig

ANN KROEBER

Sound Designer / Effects Editor / Recordist

Selected credits: Blue Velvet, Dead Poets Society, The Horse Whisperer

NOTES ON BLINDNESS

A look at the approach to sound on the critically acclaimed feature film, directed by James Spinney and Peter Middleton, and complementary VR experience, Into the Darkness. Presented by producer Mike Brett.

SUE HARDING

Foley Artist

Sue’s talk will include a live foley demonstration.
Selected credits: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Imitation Game, Les Misérables and In Bruges

AKIHA DEN DEN

Radio drama meets audio art meets waking dream. Presented by Neil Cargill and Simon James.

The Sound of Story – Symposium – Friday 18 November
Times: 11am – 6pm (6 – 7.30pm: Post symposium drinks The Black Horse Pub)
Venue: Brighton Dome Studio, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG
Tickets: £35 / £20 (concession)

The Sound of Story 2016: programme – pdf

Feedback from previous editions of The Sound of Story:

“I learnt huge amounts! The breadth of info given and ideas presented was astonishing.”

“I loved it! Beautifully created, orchestrated and designed. Each and every speaker an inspiration. I leave with head and heart (and ears) full of ideas!”

“Great balance between listening to top professionals & learning things to use myself.”

“This is fertile ground for seeding ambition in sound.”


DAY 3: WORKSHOPS – Saturday 19 November

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

Times and locations for individual workshops vary. Tickets are sold per workshop, with sessions held in the morning or afternoon on Saturday 19 November. Lunch and refreshments are included.

DESIGNING THE FILM’S SOUNDSCAPE with MARTIN PAVEY

Gain insight into the work and practice of award-winning sound designer Martin Pavey (The Duke of Burgundy, High Rise, Kill List), who takes on all aspects of the sound post-production process, including foley, ADR and the re-recording mix.

Saturday 19 November
Times: 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: £40 / £25 (concession) – lunch included

THE SECRET WORLD OF FOLEY with SUE HARDING

Learn about this intriguing practice from leading foley artist Sue Harding (I, Daniel Blake, The Imitation Game, Les Misérables). The session will include clips and demonstrations, and a chance for participants to try their hand at creating sound effects for the big screen.

Saturday 19 November
Times: 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venue: Brighton Electric Studio
Tickets: £40 / £25 (concession) – lunch included

WRITING SOUND with LARRY SIDER

Find out how narrative can be interpreted through sound with experienced sound designer and consultant Larry Sider (Not Waving, But Drowning, Mirrormask, Street of Crocodiles). The session will be illustrated with clips, and will also include some practical exercises.

Saturday 19 November
Times: 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venue: Lighthouse
Tickets: £40 / £25 (concession) – lunch included

If you have any access needs, please contact the Lighthouse team to discuss your requirements.


ABOUT THE SOUND OF STORY

The Sound of Story takes place over three days 17, 18, 19 November 2016. It is a series of talks, masterclasses, screenings and workshops featuring a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals.

The Sound of Story is presented by Lighthouse, and supported by Creative Skillset ’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds and through the Skills Investment Fund. It takes place during Brighton’s annual film festival, CINECITY, and is sponsored by Goldcrest and AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound).

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