The sounds of Hollywood come to Leeds Met
The guest lecture, exclusively for students at our University studying courses in Music Technology and Production and students in the Northern Film School, has been organised by Course Leader, Steve Parker, and supports their group project in which the students recreate the soundtrack (both sound effects and music) for a film of their choice. Masters students will have the opportunity to work with the experts in a practical workshop.
Working with the students will be: Eddy Joseph, one of the most respected Supervising Sound Editors in the world and the recently retired head of Sound Deluxe UK; Mike Dowson, until recently the chief re-recording mixer at Pinewood Shepperton Studios; and Dennis Weinreich, retired Managing Director for Post-Production at Pinewood Shepperton Studios.
Steve commented: "This week's workshops are part of an ongoing guest lecture series using the partnerships that we have within the Music and Film industries. These industry links are important to our students as they focus on up-to-date practice, giving them the opportunity to develop the employability skills necessary in the changing landscape of employment. Our partnerships allow for important networking opportunities that have in the past led to employment. In fact, an upcoming lecture later this month is delivered by two former students, Matt Johns and Simon Hill, who obtained employment through contact with previous guests."
Eddy Joseph has worked on many projects including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'.
The highlights of Mike Dowson's successful career include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts one and two), My Week with Marilyn and Alien Vs Predator.
Dennis Weinreich has worked as a sound editor, mixer and picture editor and has formerly worked as a music engineer and producer, working with artists such as Queen, Jeff Beck, Supertramp and Michael Jackson.
The speakers will give students an overview to working in audio post-production, describing the roles available in the industry and how they personally approach their craft: what guides them for making good films and what they think about how technology is changing the workflow of this industry. Students will also be shown samples of their work and find out how it was put together.