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Panel Discussions

The Panthers

Interview with the sound team on the TVNZ series The Panthers – with guests Nick Buckton (Sound Designer), Jordan Smith (ADR Mixer/Dialogue Editor) and Brendon Morrow (Music Editor) talk about their experiences working with three composers and the large post-sound component. Thanks to Native Audio.

Set to Screen Workflow

A panel discussion with Jake Slaney, of Sounds Adventurous, Chris Sinclair, John McKay of POW Studios, editor Annie Collins and Isaac Spedding of Rebel Fleet on the importance of the communication flow in creating an effective, and repeatable, “Set to Screen Workflow”.

Conforming Software

John McKay of POW Studios, Mark Franken of Sounds in Sync in Australia and Justin Webster of The Cargo Cult all worked on LOTR and/or The Hobbit and each identified the need to streamline and reduce the time and resources required to match images with sound. The solution was Conforming Software and these products firmly set New Zealand on the sound production map.

SMSG ‘Conversations’ – Recorded Interviews

Profile – Sam Lucas

Composer Sam Lucas is currently working for Jeff Russo and his team on screen composing, mixing and the full range of activity associated with producing music for screen. Sam talks about his work and gives some great information on how to get work in the US.

Profile – Karl Steven

Award winning composer Karl Steven comes from a family with a history of film making and he has always known he wanted to make music – which he has done very very successfully. In his ‘youth’ he was a member of the band Supergroove though now he is more comfortable in a studio composing for screen.

Profile – Morgan Samuel

Considering the man earned $50 a day for working on podcasts, was a tractor driver, and ended up in a hugely satisfying job based in Te Awamutu (of all unlikely places), Sound Engineer Morgan Samuel has an unusual and entertaining story to tell and he tells it well. Listen to Morgan’s journey on how he finally got to his dream job.

SMSG Members’ Calls

Thursday 12 May 2022

Download meeting notes here

The call included a presentation on the upcoming Screen Industry Workers Bill and was presented by Melissa Ansell-Bridges, National Secretary of NZ Council of Trade Unions and Denise Roche, Director of Equity New Zealand. After the presentation there was a short members meeting for a quick summary of headline activity.

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