These programmes produced for the School of Sound conferences, provide an eclectic perspective on film sound in a variety of genres. They feature a group of accomplished, gifted artists speaking about sound from the position of the director, sound designer and performer.
Documentary filmmaker Michael Grigsby describes his approach to the manipulation of sound and image, illustrating that creative sound is due as much to a strong point of view as to technical expertise.
Michael Grigsby: About Documentary Sound
This short film was made by sound students at the Institut Imagine in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Imagine: Au Jardin
David Lynch Interview
Using The Sound of Claudia Schiffer as a starting point, the renown director (Walkabout, Performance, Don’t Look Now) discusses his approach to sound and its place in narrative filmmaking.
Nic Roeg: The Sound of Claudia Schiffer
The Sound of Jan Švankmajer
Alan Splet was one of cinema’s original sound designers best known for his early collaboration with David Lynch. Working together in recording, editing and design, Splet and his wife, Ann Kroeber, had a profound effect on the films of Lynch, Philip Kaufman, Peter Weir and Carroll Ballard.
Alan Splet by Carroll Ballard
Director Carroll Ballard (The Black Stallion, Duma) reflects on his collaboration with the renown sound designer Alan Splet and recordist Anne Kroeber.
Alan Splet by Peter Weir
Peter Weir (The Mosquito Coast, Dead Poet’s Society, Master and Commander, Witness) discusses Splet’s oustanding skills as a sound designer.
Alan Splet by Phil Kaufman
Phil Kaufman (The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) talks about the importance of Splet’s contribution to filmmaking.
On Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice