Martyn Harries Sound Ltd

Paris European Film Festival

Well ... after the success of the Nordkapp talks I was invited to talk at the Louis Lumier Academy in Paris .. great place and in an interesting film studio complex - some interesting props from one of my favorite films ...

 

A lovely few days in Paris meeting lovely new people.

Nordkapp Film Festival

A wonderful privilage to be asked to speak at the Nordkapp Film Festival in Honningsv√•g Norway - as far north as you can be in mainland Europe. Woderful friendly, talented film makers. Sound Recordist Mary Milton and I had a wonderful time. Gry Mortensen looked after us fabulously and we saw some great films and documentaries.Myself Gry and Mary

IPS Training Weekend

Early in Feb I pottered off to a great weekend away in Leamington Spa. A get together of post production and production sound mixers. I made new aquaintences and caught up with some old friends. Definitely worth being a member of a professional body like AMPS or IPS (Assoc. of Motion Picture Sound and Institute of Professional Sound.

The Con

The Con 1

Well .. having just finished on "The Great British Year" for BBC 1 Andrew Wilson and I have just completed 8 programmes about and for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Yes .. the Australian one). Really interesting shorts about each of the departments and then one long film - all produced by  Bruce Wills and cut by Andrew Hassenruck. A lovely project about a subject close to my heart! 

The Great British Year - Seasons

Well  -  I've finished mixing Jame's Brickel's series about how we and our wildlife are governed by the vibrancy and rhythm of our changing seasons. Thanks as always to Kate Hopkins and Jonny Crew for fabulous sounds in the tracklay and thanks to Diana and all at Wounded Buffalo for help and support and fab lunches! during the many days mixing. Well done too to Will Hyde for his evocative music.

BBC1 2100 Wednesday 2nd October ... and every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks

BBC WEB PAGE HERE

Prog1 - Winter

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Halcyon days: Return to Radio

November/December was busy making a set of radio programmes for CBBC Radio. Myself and Andrew Wilson had loads of creative fun working with the ever professional and lovely Philippa Forrester (Halcyon Media) on a series of programmes about birdsong, including the Robin Christmas Special. All recorded at Andrew's studio at Real World. Transmission dates for the whole series yet to be announced.

                    Robin - Xmas Special - 1 copy

Wild Arabia: Prog 1

 

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Late December found me back in Big Bang mixing Programme 1 of the BBC mini series Wild Arabia. A really delightful , interesting programme covering an area not often seen, in the footsteps of T E Lawrence.

RTS Sound Jury October 2012

Had a great day with other sound pro's judging this years sound entries for the Royal Television Soc. ... even get to go to the ball!

Sad Day 21/08/12

Said goodbye to an influential mentor today. Peter Rose, TV sound supervisor taught me much about many apects of TV sound, dealing with production and above all how to keep things simple .. the more mics you put out the more problems you have to deal with. Think carefully and place them well! To be 70 and still recording Antiques Roadshow .. what an achievement and such a long way from the days you recorded Monty Python! You will be missed.

What I've been up to - mixing!

Well finally I've got it together and started to update this site - 

Since starting at the University of the West of England I've been keeping up my professional practise by mixing a few projects each year.

In order these are:

 

Natural History Museum films and interactive David Attenborough evolution film. ... You can go and view these in the David Attenborough Studio in the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London.

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The Human Planet ..

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I mixed 3 of the 8 episodes (Thanks to Andrew Wilson of Red Six for mixing the one that clashed with the start of UWE Term) Mark Ferda  of BBC Wales mixed the other half of the series.. BAFTA nominations all round!

 

 

Madagascar .. a mini series on the amazing wildlife of Madagascar from Series Producer Mary Summerill .... great music by Sarah Class recorded in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales by my longhuw-time friend from music college days - Huw Thomas, seen here balancing the BBC NOW in Hoddinot Hall.

 

Orchestra conducted by another friend Liz Purnell ... EMMY nomination for music and sound (ceremony October 1st 2012 .. fingers crossed!)

 

 

 

Great Barrier Reef .. mixed at Big Bang with Matt Coster mixing two of this three part series on the bio diverse eco system of this reef. James Brickell series produced this sumptuous series.

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These projects and various days mixing filling in for ex colleagues on leave from the BBC have helped me keep my hand in and keep current.

Coming soon...October 2012 Wild Arabia (prog 1) for BBC NHU  and "Seasons" a four part series for BBC: series producer James Brickell in 2013 (with Kate Hopkins at Wounded Buffalo) and 10x5min Radio programmes on Birdsong... watch this space!