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Summary

BAFTA winning film maker, dubbing mixer & sound designer with a passion for film and the creative arts. Graduate of the MDes Sound for the Moving Image programme at the Glasgow School of Art.

• Over 9 years experience working with Pro Tools.
• Proficient with Avid Media Composer, the Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro.
• Confident with Logic Pro, Adobe Audition, REAPER etc.
• Excellent command of the Microsoft Office suite.
• Member of the PVG Scheme.
• Full UK Driving Licence.

Experience

Mar 2016Present

Dubbing Mixer

Edit 123

This full-time position involves editing and mixing sound to picture in a broadcast environment using Pro Tools and a variety of Avid control surfaces. My day to day duties include editing and repairing production audio; tracklaying sound effects; ADR and voiceover recording sessions, including remote sessions; and exporting stems and deliverables. Excellent file management and problem solving skills are paramount with regards to this role; as are organisational and interpersonal skills. This position has also given me plentiful experience working with the Avid Satellite Link and the ISIS server system.

Jan 2016June 2016

Artist in Residence

St. Aloysius College

Working with students in both the primary and secondary schools at St. Aloysius College, I introduced them to film making and video production through a series of short lectures and practical workshops. The bespoke curriculum covered a range of subjects including: camera movement; lighting for video; the importance of pre-production; and the use of sound in film. Over the six month period, the students developed and produced individual audio-visual projects, from pre-production to post-production, resulting in a school-wide exhibition of their work during the last week of term.

Nov 2014Present

Freelance Film Maker

Sonorous Films

Following the completion of my work at the Glasgow School of Art, I began making short form video content for a variety of clients including corporate businesses, broadcasters and individuals. This includes the successful BBC Scotland online series, Record Shopping, which has featured Grammy, Brit and Mercury Prize nominees. The series is part of the wider 'BBC The Social' project which won the Digital Innovation award at the 2016 Royal Television Society Scotland awards. During such projects I am responsible for: liaising with my clients to realise their needs; organising talent and locations; storyboarding; direction, sound and lighting during the shoot; picture editing and grading; and sound editing and mixing.

April 2013June 2013

Assistant Lecturer

Glasgow Kelvin College (North Glasgow College)

Within the music department at Glasgow Kelvin College, I assisted the team of lecturers to ensure the smooth running of the department and supported students across a variety of programmes, including music performance and sound production. This voluntary position involved: assisting with the delivery of lectures/seminars; the preparation of teaching materials; supporting students based on their individual needs and supervising students during the implementation of their practical projects. An excellent command of Avid Pro Tools was essential in this role.

Education

Sep 2013Sep 2014

MDes Sound for the Moving Image

Glasgow School of Art

Grade: Distinction

Sep 2010Jul 2012

BA (Hons) Commercial Music

University of the West of Scotland

Grade: 2:1

Aug 2008Jun 2010

HND Sound Production

Cumbernauld College

Grade: A

Honors & Awards

BAFTA New Talent Award
British Academy Scotland, 2015

Winner in the Sound category for the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015 for the sound design to the short film Identical.

Mark Brownrigg Award
Stirling University, 2013

Winner of the Mark Brownrigg Award for Best Use of Music at the University of Stirling AirTV Oscars for the score to the short film Ties That Bind.

Publications

The Narrative Function of Sound in 'Hush'
Columbia College Chicago, 2014

A video essay discussing the narrative function of sound in 'Hush', the tenth episode of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Included in the April 2014 edition of the Watercooler Journal - Columbia College Chicago’s online academic publication which focuses on TV analysis.