Technical Curation

A strong directorial vision, compelling narrative and powerful performances are the obvious markers of a successful film, but there are many other elements and crafts that combine to create a memorable piece of cinema, which can make or break the final product. From the skill of those capturing the visuals, to the curation and creation of music, to the technical ability needed to engineer the whole sonic environment of a film for maximum impact, ASFF presents industry sessions that bring together experts on every part of the film production process.

In Examining Techniques in Post Production Sound (Fountains, York St John University; Thursday, 9 November 14:00 – 15:00), we welcome Howard Bargroff, a BAFTA-winning and Primetime Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer from Sonorouspost. Over a 25-year career, he has moved from working in the music industry, where he engineered for artists including Michael Jackson, Take That and Kylie, to film and TV, where his credits include The Night Manager, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy, SherlockBroadchurch, Guerrilla and Luther. Sonorouspost specialise in post-production sound and are experts in ensuring sound and image work seamlessly together to enhance the film experience.

Life behind the lens is the subject of the always-popular session with member of the Association of Camera Operators. Experienced figures in the field will share their hands-on experience of working on films and TV, and offer insight into the processes that go on behind the scenes to realise a film’s visual storytelling. Learning the Craft of the Camera Operator is at Temple Hall, York St John University, on Friday 10 November, 16:00 – 17:00.

Choosing the right piece of music can utterly transform a film and add a new level of emotional resonance and impact – but how do you gain the rights to use that perfect song? In Get on the Right Track: Licensing Music for Film (Quad South, York St John University; Friday 10 November, 14:30 – 15:30), Ivan Chandler, the founder of Musicalities Limited, will discuss the issues, from the role of music in films to the legalities of licensing. He has worked as a music supervisor and copyright licensing consultant for clients including Aardman Animations, Discovery and IMG Media.

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