THE SOUND OF STORY: GLENN FREEMANTLE
PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL
17 & 18 NOVEMBER 2015
AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING
Award-winning sound designer and supervising sound editor Glenn Freemantle is a speaker at The Sound of Story 2015: two days of talks, screenings and workshops that explore the creative potential of sound in the storytelling process.
Glenn Fremantle began work in the cutting rooms at the age of 16 and has since become one of the UK’s most experienced sound designers, with more than 100 films to his credit.
Over the past 40 years he has produced soundtracks for films from all over the world, working with some of the industries best known directors and producers, including Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis.
He recently picked up a Best Sound Editing Oscar and Best Sound BAFTA for Gravity – about which he said in Sound and Picture: “We wanted to do something different that pushed boundaries. Director Alfonso Cuarón wanted to make the kind of film with the biggest picture and the best sound.” – as well as a Best Sound BAFTA and an Oscar nomination for Slumdog Millionaire.
"Gravity features one of the most innovative and inventive sound mixes to make its way to theatres — one that breaks with modern movie convention in significant ways. It’s a film where space is actually silent, touch is the best way to hear, and dialogue whirls around the audience in an immersive 360-degree cyclone.” – Bryan Bishop, The Verge
He also received an award nomination for 28 Days Later from Motion Picture Sound Editor and a CONCH award for Sunshine, and recognition for his work on 127 Hours, An Education, Backbeat, The Golden Compass, Bruc. La llegenda and Agora,
Recent credits include A Theory of Everything, Ex Machina, Paddington and Steve Jobs. Currently he is working on a number of new projects, including Long Live the King, which relates the rapturous effect of Elvis on a group of deprived teenagers in the 1950s, and a new Tarzan film.
In conversation with journalist and author AMY RAPHAEL
ABOUT THE SOUND OF STORY
The Sound of Story offers filmmakers, composers and sound practitioners a chance to gain new skills and knowledge from a stellar line-up of world-class sound professionals.
Find out more and book tickets for The Sound of Story 2015.
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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