After a bit of a hiatus I’m back! I’ve been away mainly because I broke my ankle really badly last year and it’s needed lots of surgery and recovery time. I’ve been working on lots of new projects though,
‘Tree’s for life’ (2020) – A research project, working across the NFS and in the Scottish Highlands with the charity, my work is concerned with the use of appropriate sound recording technologies and practice on location in 360 Filmmaking. Here’s some nice sound from the trip,
‘Rochdale Canal’ (2020) – Immersive film project experimenting with methods and practice in Immersive storytelling. We’ve been using Klynt and I’ve messed around with lots of nice kit including JRF Hydrophones and Roland Binaural mics. It’s been really fun and challenging and is really teaching us a lot about what works and doesn’t in that form. I’m really interested in using low price kit and trying out new ways of working, I’ve done this since I was a kid turning old headphones into mics for silly ‘radio’ shows with my mate Faye!
This month I worked with a brilliant all female crew on a documentary about Dementia. We shot on location around York and will start to edit the film in the coming months. Watch this space!
This month saw us heading up to the Scottish Highlands to make a 360 film for a great charity called trees for life. Here I was looking at the relationship between spatial recordings and traditional documentary practice in sync sound. You can hear some of the recordings I made here. We made some with an Ambisonic mic, some with mono lav mics, a 416 and a parabolic too.
I’m so excited to be shortlisted at our University’s Golden Robes awards this year in the category of Best Lecturer. More info here!
I joined the Audio Engineering Society, and its worth it just for the resources! Check them out here.
I was very excited to speak at the first LBU Gender Conference on 6th March 2018. There were some fantastic papers, search #GenderLBU on twitter to see some great photos and further information. My paper was called, The Self-shooting PD and the female gaze .
I’m speaking about Women in TV at our Gender Conference on 6th March, Looking forward to sharing my ideas and research.
Very excited that the film I sound designed in coming to the UK in April!
Happy New Year! This year I’ve been spending some time down in Calderdale, walking the Rochdale canal developing a piece of work with some fab people that will eventually become a something hope will be worth sharing! Here’s a photo I took in Sowerby Bridge, I’ll upload some sound once I’ve edited…
This month I’m really happy to be doing a little Masterclass for the Leeds College of Music. More to come!
Our Feature doc Mansfield 66/67 continues it’s festival rounds into October,
Here’s the link to my latest radio show. We discussed Taylor Swift, Gaslighting, Filmmaking, and had a listen to Slut Revolt, co-host and performance artist Virginia’s subverted wedding march.
and the playlist is here,
My next radio show about women in the creative industries is Friday 29th September 6-7.30pm – Listen here on the day.
I’m currently working on some practice, themes are built around a romanticised image of the countryside, truth, myths and lost futures.
I’m back at work after a brilliant holiday and straight into my new role in new award development, I’ve also become a ‘Return to work Mentor’ supporting people who’ve come back to work after having a baby.
Mansfield 66/67, the film I sound designed is still doing the rounds with it’s UK premier last week, great review here,
Listen again to my radio show about women in music, film and the creative industries from 30th June here, and here’s the playlist from the show,
Sheffield Doc fest this month! Always a brilliant event.
I’m currently working on a rough cut of my PhD film, hoping to be able to share some of my experience of making it soon, but for now I need to get my head down! More to come…
I’m off to this event on 26th April, see you there?
Empowering Women with Tech
Listen to an experienced lineup of speakers discuss their diverse journeys using technology in their careers.
How lovely it is to be able to say that I have been nominated in 3 categories for this years Achieving excellence awards! I’m really proud to have made the list along with some super Leeds Beckett University colleagues. I was nominated by students as well as staff which is really lovely. Thanks so much 🎉😁
I got nominations for,
- Inspiring Teacher of the Year
- Researcher of the Year
- Team of the Year
I was sent a link to this, it looks very interesting!
Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.
You can see the trailer here,
New Shag poster for Mansfield 66/67
Chapel FM Radio show
Listen again to my latest radio show. This month I was joined by Leeds Beckett University students Virginia Kennard and Isabel Taube and the lovely Heather Fenoughty an award winning musician, composer and sound designer for theatre and film.
I’ve also put the playlist from the show on Spotify,
Women in the Creative industries
Researching the latest radio show for Chapel FM and I came across ‘Reversal of the Muse’, an exploration of femininity in creativity a podcast series by Laura Marling with some brilliant guests, check it out, Reversal of the Muse
I was Sound Designer on the feature doc Mansfield 66/67 last year and it’s about to premier at the International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR (29th January 2017)
Raising Films ‘Making It Possible’ Training Event
I was partner organisation lead and panel member. This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds, and Directors UK. The event took place at Leeds Beckett Universitys fabulous Broadcasting Place Building on November 14, 2016. It was a great event, I really enjoyed being on the panel with Rebekah Wray-Rogers of Duck Soup Films and Dan Weldon Head of Creative Producing at the Northern Film School. Learn more about Raising Films here.