I’m a sound recordist. I’ve worked on TV shows, documentaries, branded content, commercials and feature films around the world. I have a particular interest in sound for documentary and factual content.
My engagement with documentary film began when I studied anthropology at Manchester University. With a background in music and recording, I took an interest in how sound was used in ethnographic film. This interest continued to a job at the ICA in London, where I spent a lot of time in the cinema watching documentaries from all over the world, getting absorbed in the sound. Returning to my desk and computer I used to wonder who was out there recording all of these sounds. Was that actually a job? This became the impetus to ditch the 9 to 5 and go to the National Film and Television School to study the Location Sound Recording diploma.
My favourite films (subject to change) are American Movie, Cold War, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, Blue Velvet and Old Joy.