SMSG and DEGANZ present “Sound Design – The Unsung Author”

Sound is a powerful storytelling tool that shortcuts the pathways and goes straight to the emotions of the viewer. It is a critically essential part of filmmaking, not just the “decoration on the tree”. Yet, it is often overlooked or left to the last minute in post-production; and often when there is just a fraction of the budget left.

Hear from acclaimed sound designers Dave Whitehead (The Power of the Dog, Dune, Blade Runner 2049, Arrival) and Michelle Child (Night Raiders, Cousins, Arrival, Elysium) in a session moderated by director James Ashcroft (Coming Home in the Dark, Talkback, Calliope Bay) on the impact of the creative art of sound design. As an experienced filmmaker James has come to describe sound as the ‘5th author’ in a film, joining script writers, directors, editors and cinematographers as the creative hub in filmmaking.

With over 30 years of experience between Dave and Michelle, from big budget to no budget films, they fully appreciate how early collaboration pays enormous financial and creative dividends to producers and directors, as well as the emotions of the audience.

There will be time for questions from the audience as well.

WHEN: Tue 22 March, 7:30pm-9pm
WHERE: Zoom Meetings

This event is presented by the Directors & Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand as part of the Screenlink series

Members/Non-member – Free
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Last updated on 25 March 2022