Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Post Production > Post - Surround - Video

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-30-2012, 04:50 PM
Sorna Sorna is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: London
Posts: 13
Default Feature film facility

Hello,

Apologies if this is not posted in the right place. I am a London based sound designer / dubbing mixer, currently working at the BBC Studios and Postproduction. I’ve been involved in re-recording / dubbing mixing of projects like Dr. Who, Sherlok and Spooks. I also know Protools inside out (well, more or less!)
Next September I’m going back to uni to do my masters in sound track production for film and TV. Between now and then I’ trying to get some experience working in facilities who are focused on feature films or do original material (not dubbing) as this is what I would want to get in to after finishing my masters. The reason I’m doing this is to get to know work environment and workflow of such facilities as I know it would be different to how we do things at the BBC.
So, I’m asking if anyone here would want to offer me one day a week internship / paid job? Or any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Sep
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2012, 04:02 AM
MIKEROPHONICS's Avatar
MIKEROPHONICS MIKEROPHONICS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: TWICKENHAM (South West London) UK
Posts: 2,082
Default Re: Feature film facility

ring DeLane Lea / Pinewood/ Twickenham Film Studios / Molinare and ask

Google is your friend, I suspect you are unlikely to get job offers here!

Post is a relationship business - my advice is get out and develop some. Join the IPS, try and get BAFTA or AMPS membership.

good luck

ps my advice (in the nicest possible way) is that your time is better spent joining these societies than studying this subject at university. How many Andy Nelson's have an MSc in Post Production?....... If you want to be in film get out of the BBC and get a job in a film environment.

pps I am not anti education (I have a BSc) - but I am a realist
__________________
cheers

Mike Aiton BSc (hons)
Dubbing Mixer/Sound Designer

BAFTA member
IPS member

former Post Production Expert at www.pro-tools-expert.com
-------------------------------------------------------------------
www.mikerophonics.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-02-2012, 04:21 PM
TAFF TAFF is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wales,UK
Posts: 161
Default Re: Feature film facility

Interesting Sep. I see that you've been involved with Doctor Who and Sherlock. In what capacity exactly? Its weird that we didn't see you during the mixes on these shows.

I'll keep my eyes peeled next time

Paul McFadden
Sound Editor/Mixer
Doctor Who/Sherlock
www.bangpostproduction.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-02-2012, 06:58 PM
Postman Postman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: where land meets sky
Posts: 2,375
Default Re: Feature film facility

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-03-2012, 06:02 AM
MIKEROPHONICS's Avatar
MIKEROPHONICS MIKEROPHONICS is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: TWICKENHAM (South West London) UK
Posts: 2,082
Default Re: Feature film facility

Lovin Sherlock Paul - keep up the great work!
Sounds awesome on my Ls3/5a's? Naim set up in stereo in my lounge - even my wife commented on the mix!

cheers
__________________
cheers

Mike Aiton BSc (hons)
Dubbing Mixer/Sound Designer

BAFTA member
IPS member

former Post Production Expert at www.pro-tools-expert.com
-------------------------------------------------------------------
www.mikerophonics.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-03-2012, 10:20 AM
tom_lowe tom_lowe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,078
Default Re: Feature film facility

Quote:
Originally Posted by Postman View Post
indeed!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2012, 11:06 AM
mgoorevich's Avatar
mgoorevich mgoorevich is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Tel Aviv - תל אביב
Posts: 1,714
Default Re: Feature film facility

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom_lowe View Post
indeed!
Ooops!
I think some newbies just don't realize that this forum is a serious place with serious folks around.
Thus the situation for Sep - the first post = the last post...
And I DO believe now that you work at BBC of course.
__________________
Michael Goorevich

Sound Designer
/ mixer
www.goorevich.com

PT HD⎪N v2021.12 Ultimate ● macOS Mojave 10.14.6
MacPro 2 x 2.93 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon ● 24 GB RAM
MTRX Studio + MOM ● Sync HD ● AJA LHi referenced by AJA GEN10 ● D-Command ES24
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2012, 11:30 AM
soundworx soundworx is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Amsterdam
Posts: 209
Default Re: Feature film facility

Well technically, if he made a cup of tea for scheduler in charge of post (couldn't think of anything else;-) ), he could say he was involved... He didn't exactly say he mixed an episode.

I'm not in a position to hire people, but I would always base my decision on other things than projects mentioned in a resume. And I hate showreels, it doesn't tell you anything. Some of my best work sounds average at best, but you should have heard what came out of the editsuite!

Straightfaced lying is another thing
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2012, 01:33 PM
TAFF TAFF is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wales,UK
Posts: 161
Smile Re: Feature film facility

Maybe he mixed a trailer or something. I'm sure Nigel at Hackenbacker (who is a friend of mine) who mixes Spooks would also have something to say. We work damn hard to gain our reputations in the industry , only for people like Sep to hijack it.

And by the way it's "Sherlock" nor "Sherlok"

Thanks for the nice comments Mike. Another pro who works hard to build his reputation for quality work. Rant over!!

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2012, 04:47 PM
wheresmyfroggy wheresmyfroggy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: London, England
Posts: 361
Default Re: Feature film facility

Words fail me

I had my doubts about the authenticity of the OP's claims when I first saw the thread.

p.s - Amazing work on Sherlock TAFF, only caught the last ep but that was enough...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HDX for feature film work The golfer Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 6 03-14-2012 11:48 PM
HDX for feature film work take 2 The golfer Post - Surround - Video 28 03-06-2012 02:19 PM
Feature film announcement. MunchieLad Post - Surround - Video 0 05-14-2005 11:48 AM
Mixing for Feature Film Dix Post - Surround - Video 16 08-11-2004 04:12 PM
- London based film sound mix facility? K.B. Post - Surround - Video 0 06-26-2003 06:36 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com