Bringing together an array of leading sound artists and practitioners, The Sound of Story explores the power of sound and music in storytelling through a three-day programme of masterclasses, talks and workshops.
Aimed at filmmakers, sound practitioners, music producers and film lovers, this is a rare opportunity to learn about the creative and technical approach behind critically acclaimed projects across film, theatre, radio and games.
The line-up of speakers and workshops for this year’s edition will be announced soon, with confirmed dates and a programme overview detailed below.
DAY 1: WOMEN IN SOUND – Thursday 17 November
With women still very much under-represented in the field of sound, we are delighted to announce the addition of a special day-long forum and associated mentoring programme, supported by AMPS(Association of Motion Picture Sound). Aimed at women in their early to mid career working in a variety of roles across production and post, the forum will bring together 12-15 participants who will be selected through a nationwide call-out. Travel, accommodation and access related costs will be covered by the programme.
Times: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Lighthouse, Kensington Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG
If you are interested in applying to take part in the Women in Sound programme please read the Programme & Application Guidelines.
The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Monday 7 November 2016.
DAY 2: SYMPOSIUM – Friday 18 November
A series of talks, discussions, screenings and case studies. Past speakers at The Sound of Story have included: Chris Watson (Frozen Planet), Glenn Freemantle (Gravity), Jocelyn Pook (The Merchant of Venice), Nicolas Becker (American Honey), Nainita Desai (The Day Kennedy Died), Martin Stig Andersen (Limbo), Barnaby Smyth (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Magz Hall (Radio Mind), Roly Porter(music producer), Stephen Dobbie (Punchdrunk), Stuart McCowan (Sherlock) and Barry Adamson(Natural Born Killers).
Times: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Brighton Dome Studio, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG
The 2016 line-up of speakers will be announced soon, with early bird tickets available now.
DAY 3: WORKSHOPS – Saturday 19 November
An opportunity to examine the working methods of leading experts through a series of hands-on craft and technical workshops.
Past workshops at The Sound of Story have been led by: Ray Beckett (Hurt Locker), Joakim Sundström(Berberian Sound Studio), Chris Watson (Frozen Planet), Paul Davies (We Need to Talk About Kevin),Howard Bargroff (Sherlock), Anna Bertmark (Lilting), Jack Stew (Slumdog Millionaire) and Louise Brown(Moshi Monsters: The Movie).
The 2016 workshops programme will be announced soon. Times and locations for individual workshops will vary. Tickets are sold per workshop, with sessions held in the morning or afternoon on Saturday 19 November.
The Sound of Story takes place during Brighton’s annual film festival, CINECITY, and is supported byCreative Skillset Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, and through the Skills Investment Fund.