I have over 8 years audio industry experience, with an MSc in Sound Design from Edinburgh University. Specialisations in sound design, editing and mixing for moving image.
Sound department film credits include OSCAR shortlist 2013, SXSW Global Short Award 2012 and official selections for Cannes 2012, Tribeca 2012, DocuWeeks 2012, Sydney 2012 and Edinburgh 2011.
Commercial credits include work for clients such as The Disney Channel, Scottish and Southern Energy, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Creative Scotland.
You can expect to work with an approachable, creative and quality-focused audio professional who specialises in building friendly, collaborative relationships for small to medium budget film, television and commercial productions.
Clients have approached me with a broad range of projects including short and feature-length films, TV commercials, product promos, episodic TV and web-based shorts, conference and event documentary, talking head interviews and web-based promo videos.
Crystal clear dialogue with depth and consistency is vital to how professional your project will sound. I’ll bring out the best in your dialogue, giving it the correct presence to be heard clearly across the broad range of speaker systems and devices that your audience may use.
With a distinction-grade MSc in Sound Design from Edinburgh University, you can be assured of my skills and experience in sound design and effects. There may be a particular sound you've got in your head or have heard somewhere else that you'd like to use as inspiration towards the direction of the design process. Whatever it is, I have the ability to sonically weave it into reality and really take your project to another level.
Once all your audio is in place and the design process is at a point of completion the next step is to bring all those component parts together so they sound cohesive and unified. The mix brings in different creative techniques to combine your dialogue, sound FX’s and music into a coherent flowing soundtrack. Then we add the sugar and cherry with a mastering session which will really make your mix shine whilst keeping it all within any industry audio specifications you might need for say cinema, TV broadcast or web-based videos.
I am an experienced location recordist, with a full range of professional-grade microphones (Neumann, Rode, DPA) and top notch mixers and hard disk recorders (Sound Devices, Fostex, Zoom). Experience across many locations, film-sets and conferences always obtaining high-quality audio in the most challenging of conditions. When required for larger shoots and projects, I have links to many trusted industry professionals who are available to assist.
Should you require music for your project I’d be more than happy to assist. I have various sources of library stock music as well as trusted composers who I have worked with over the years if you require something a little more bespoke.