Those local to the Brighton area (UK) will have an opportunity to hear the acclaimed Supervising Sound Editor Eddy Joseph (Enemy at the Gates, Quantum of Solace) in conversation. On Monday March 9th, Eddy will be in conversation with Lisa Holloway on a bill that also features an interview with the music recording engineer Hadyn Bendall (The Hounds of Love, The Last Emperor).
Tickets are priced at £10.00 and are available from The Space website, where there are also further details about the event.
WWII Prisoner of war drama ‘Unbroken’ will compete in both the ‘Best Sound Editing’ and ‘Best Sound Mixing’ categories at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on February 22nd. What better time to plug this video from The SoundWorks Collection, featuring an interviews with audio post team who worked on the film.
SoundWorks Collection – The Sound of Unbroken
Paul Virostek, author of the rather excellent Creative Field Recording blog, has just launched a sound effects search tool, for finding indie sound effects quickly and easily. Virostek, who has previously turned his efforts to re-writing the Soundminer metadata the free Firearmsfx sound library and other community and content sharing endeavours, created Sound FX Search with two specific objectives in mind: To help sound professional to discover sound libraries and bundles quickly and, to enable independent library creators reach a wider sound-seeking audience.
Described as a “no-strings-attached text-based portal with links back to each library’s native website”, Sound FX Search is a community-spirited portal that is free for everyone.
Paul is also the author of a number of books on field recording, and sharing sounds.
Sound FX Search
Creative Field Recording blog
The third edition of the Sonic Arts Award is accepting submissions until 20 January 2015. Sonic artists, researchers and sound designers, and others, are encouraged to enter their work into one (or more) of four categories: Sound Art, Sonic Research, Soundscapes, Digital and Media Art. Each category winner will receive €1000.00, and there are additional prizes, including an artist’s residency at the Cardelli and Fontana gallery. The cost of submitting one work is €25.00 and full details of the awarding jury and entry criteria are available from the website.
A free album featuring some of the best entries from the 2014 edition is available to download.
Online sound effects library Soundsnap has unveiled a brand new website. Whilst the main objective was to refresh a website design that had undergone only hairline changes since launching in 2007, the cosmetic overhaul also boasts a new user interface for searching and downloading sounds. Some of the improvements that users can benefit from include bigger and more detailed waveform graphics, a more intuitive presentation of file metadata, and an increase in the number of search results per page.
The redesign also coincides with a big effort that the company has recently put into driving new content onto the site, with new sounds and custom libraries being added to Soundsnap’s portfolio.