BBC De-Mystifies Post-Production Sound at GMG Accelerator
Wednesday night saw some 30 bods from Gloucestershire and beyond flog to the GMG Accelerator to hear all about the art of post-production sound. Who better to give a Masterclass on this subject than the boys from the BBC who have an award winning team in-house. Our old friend Phil Mead brought Martyn Harries with him who is an award winning dubbing mixer (including a BAFTA). Martyn joined the BBC in 1983 working across both radio and TV, creating soundtracks for some of the most famous Natural History programmes such as Wild China and Life in Cold Blood, factual programmes such as Flog it and Bargain Hunt and dramas such as Casualty and Skins. The night was all about atmospheres, track-laying, foleys and of course the industry’s standard Pro-Tools. Martyn gave away some of his tricks of the trade…..imagine (in hearing terms) David Attenborough walking through thick snow in the Antarctic….think custard powder in a glove! Martyn is not only a master of his trade but also a great speaker – hard to find these days. Thanks to everyone who came along and to the BBC boys – bye for now but I’m sure it won’t be long before we see them again.