The Sound of Story 2016: Women in Sound
The Sound of Story 2016: Women in Sound

THE SOUND OF STORY 2016: WOMEN IN SOUND

AN EXPLORATION OF SOUND AND MUSIC IN STORYTELLING


17 November 2016
BRIGHTON


PART OF BRIGHTON'S CINECITY FILM FESTIVAL


In recognition of the fact that women are still very much under-represented in the field of sound, we are pleased to present our new Women in Sound forum and mentoring programme.

Supported by Creative Skillset and AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound), the Women in Sound programme aims to help address this imbalance by creating an opportunity for women sound professionals to meet, exchange ideas and build new connections.

Aimed at women in their early to mid career, working in a variety of roles across production and post, the forum will bring together 12-15 participants who will be selected through a nationwide call-out. A small number of places will be offered to higher education students studying and training in sound.

Attendance at the Women in Sound forum will be followed by mentorship over a three-month period from an experienced industry professional.

The Sound of Story aims to help improve diversity within the UK film industry by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance for pre-agreed travel, accommodation and access-related costs, including childcare.

Women in Sound – Programme

Forum

The Women in Sound forum will take place 11-6pm, Thursday 17th November, at Lighthouse in central Brighton.

Participants will attend a series of masterclasses with leading women sound practitioners/technicians working in a range of roles across production and post. The sessions will provide insight into the speaker’s process and workflow, showcasing a wide array of inspiring projects, and include clips and opportunity to ask questions specific to attendees’ projects.

Confirmed speakers:

ANN KROEBER

Sound Designer / Effects Editor / Recordist

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

CATHERINE HODGSON

Supervising Sound Editor / Sound Editor

Selected credits: Atonement, The King’s Speech, Jane Eyre

JO JACKSON
Sound Editor / ADR mixer / Re-Recording Mixer

Selected credits: Long Walk to Freedom, Suffragette, Paddington

JUDI LEE-HEADMAN AMPS
Production Sound Mixer

Selected credits: Homeland, The Bible, Wonders of the African World

The masterclasses will be followed by networking drinks to which a wider pool of guests will be invited, all of whom have experience in or a passion for sound.

Should they wish to, the selected participants will also be able to attend The Sound of Story symposium and workshops, held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November respectively. Overnight accommodation will be covered by the programme, for those travelling from further afield.

Mentoring Programme

Following the Women in Sound forum, the selected applicants will each be matched with a leading film sound professional, who will provide tailored one-to-one advice and guidance over a three-month period. During this time three face-to-face meetings will take place with phone or email contact in between.

Lighthouse has extensive experience of managing the successful mentoring programmes, having run the Guiding Lights scheme for over ten years.

We are delighted to be partnering with AMPS (Association of Motion Picture Sound) to deliver the Women in Sound Forum.

Women in Sound is now closed for applications. 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.


ANNA BERTMARK

Anna is the co-host and co-programmer of the Women in Sound forum, and has played a key role in the development of The Sound of Story since it first launched in 2014.

Anna is a Swedish Sound Designer with more than a decade of experience, best known for her work on award-winning British independent films such as Lilting and Stephen Frears’ OSCAR winning film, The Queen. She has also supervised the sound post on the award winning Adult Life Skills (Tribeca FF), Rate Me (Cannes Quinzaine) and BIFA winner The Goob. She runs her own sound design studio in Brighton, Attic Sound, and freelances as a Sound Editor and Designer.


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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