THE SOUND OF STORY: MARTIN PAVEY
AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING
19 NOVEMBER 2016
PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL
Martin Pavey is a workshop leader at The Sound of Story 2016.
DESIGNING THE FILM’S SOUNDSCAPE
This workshop offers an exciting opportunity to gain insight into the work and practice of award-winning sound designer Martin Pavey, who takes on all aspects of the sound post-production process, including foley, ADR and the re-recording mix. The session will look at selected films that Martin has worked on, and include clips and scene breakdowns.
Lunch and refreshments are included.
Martin Pavey is a sound designer, re-recording mixer, supervising sound editor and composer with over 20 years of experience. Known for his talent in setting mood and building tension, most notably in his multiple collaborations with Ben Wheatley, Martin has worked on features including Free Fire, The Greasy Strangler, The Duke of Burgundy, High Rise, Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers. His credits also include several shorts, such as Room 8, winner of the Best British Short Film BAFTA 2014.
Martin began his musical career playing bass and drums in various bands around Yorkshire and Kent before getting a degree in media studies at the University of London. After graduating, he opened a recording studio where he developed his skills producing and engineering records for the likes of My Bloody Valentine. His own musical work as a member of production team The Federation, led to a deal with Phonogram and a chart single, Takin’ Umbridge, which featured samples taken from Radio 4’s long-running show, The Archers.
Moving into television, his sound skills expanded into screen productions, mixing live and pre-recorded shows for Screensport, Bravo, Trouble, Living, Channel 4 and ITV. Martin applied his musical expertise and production knowledge to the sound design of trailers and promotions. Having gained enough demand for his work, he was then able to freelance as a dubbing mixer and sound designer on documentaries, adverts, short films and even award-winning theatre shows that transferred from Edinburgh to London.
Martin eventually landed his first British independent feature film and his work inspired other directors and producers to commission him as their sound designer of choice. His range of skills allows him to work in all aspects of post production sound. This control makes for greater flexibility and speed in post and is the reason Martin can often take on the extra responsibility of Sound Supervisor and Music Editor.
Date: Saturday 19 November 2016
Times: 2pm – 5pm (registration 1.30pm)
Venue: Lighthouse, 28, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets: £40 / £25 (concession) – lunch and refreshments included
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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