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Sound of Story presents artist behind famous films

Presenting at the conference will be people who have worked on movies such as The Dead Poets Society, The Imitation Game, Notes on Blindness and We Need To Talk About Kevin.

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, screenings and workshops.

Running from 17-19 November and aimed at filmmakers, sound practitioners, music producers and film lovers, it provides an opportunity to learn about the creative and technical approach behind critically acclaimed projects across film, theatre, radio and games.

With women still very much under-represented in the field of sound, a new day long forum and associated mentoring programme will be held on 17 November.

A symposium will be held on 18 November from 11am to 6pm with a series of talks, discussions, screenings and case studies from sound practitioners who have created bold and inventive work in their field.

Speakers on the day will include Ann Kroeber – sound designer/effects editor/recordist (Blue Velvet, Dead Poets Society, The Horse Whisperer), foley artist Sue Harding (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Imitation Game, Les Misérables, In Bruges) who will give a live demonstration and Paul Davies, supervising sound editor and sound designer (Hunger, The Queen, ’71, We Need to Talk About Kevin).

Producer Mike Brett will present Notes on Blindness – a look at the approach to sound on the critically acclaimed feature film, directed by James Spinney and Peter Middleton, and complementary VR experience, Into the Darkness.

On 19 November, there will be an opportunity to examine the working methods of leading experts through a series of hands-on craft and technical workshops.