Very stoked to have won the “Best Sound” for “Burrow” at the Canberra short film festival.
Its been just on a year since i worked on this picture and i am happy it still has legs!
It also marks my second best sound award this year, i love how films get awards but no one else, like “best house cleaning” award etc.
anyway thats for another blog.
I just finished up Lauren Simmonds Flashlight in the fringe festival this year. Lauren creates interesting sculptures and sound texture from paper and plastics and fuses them together in performance dance using light and darkness. We trialled a few things but came up with using lapel mic’s and a loop station to amplify the live sound she was creating. I operated delays, reverbs, music cues and pre recorded sound design from the desk to give it some life and movement. it was a great show and i have a renewed appreciation for live performance and theatre.
I just spent a week at the Arts Centre melbourne rubbing shoulders with the bourgeois.
I was part of a development for Alex Desebrocks Project “small voices Louder”. Using a 2 part structure the project aims to bring the voices of the young to the ears of the adults. By asking a series of question in the part one stage through games and “tents” the young people answer questions such as “what os the difference between children and adults and ‘what does the world need to hear” etc which are recorded.
We worked on a way of using these recordings to show an adult audience the experience of the child. Its was great and i met some cool other Sound designers and audio gurus, Thom Browning, Robert Jordan and Sharyn Brand. We worked hard and got some really cool results. Only one fish died during the process, which was sad for all.
The second of the back to back films for Carl Stella, This was a comedy starring dean Cartmel and Alistair fearson. I scored a beautiful meditation music track and sound designed the film, Joel Taylor of Join the amish provided an amazing credits thrash track titled ” Holiday Punk Vs Corporate Routine”.
The biggest challenge was ADR given that some crickets made their way into Alistairs shots and broke continuity. We got their and he was a trooper to go through the process.
Im not sure what Carl plans for the films as he is now living in japan, regardless it was great to work with him again.
This week I have started contract work for SBS at the Acmi building in the City. I am audio producing voice over and sound designing for Radio, TV and a giant range of different outputs. The team is great and the studio is comfortable, I’ll be there on and off for the next two years as my contract allows. It’s very fast paced and long days but the talent are excellent and it’s pretty interesting to hear up to 14 different languages in a day.
I am very happy to have a film I sound edited and Mixed in MIFF this year. It was great to work with Director Matt Richards again and for the first time with writer/actor Nicholas Denton.
I had a great time this Tuesday at the Make it up club in fitzroy, Michael and i used our sounds from Menindee and the fed bells we still have mixed with live looping, harmonica and nylon guitar for the performance.
The blurb below describes it all with typical Lloyd Honeybrook gusto.
“This edition of MIUC is another delectably variegated evening awash with subtleties of sonic shading and tonal tints, blended together by three duos of textural chisellers into a vibrant auditory rainbow arcing through ears and brains. Ryan Granger & Michael O’Dwyer fuse the pure tones of Melbourne’s Federation Handbells with relocated sounds from the plains of country NSW via both digital and analog means, tinting the air with ecstatic post-locational ambience. Ben Kolaitis introduces his sculptural electroacoustic assemblages to Jon Smeathers’ metaphysical guitar blasts with the intention of collectively transcending sonic abstraction and evoking afferent smiles with sounds. And string caressers Tim Panaretos & Aaron Wallace make it up together for the first time on the mainland, exploring the complex harmonic properties of the vibrating string for the benefit of your auditory cortex.”
• Ryan Granger (& Michael O’Dwyer (Bells, Synth, Laptop)
• Ben Kolaitis (Handmade Instruments) & Jon Smeathers (Guitar, Electronics)
• Tim Panaretos (Guitar) & Aaron Wallace (Guitar)