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Aside from working on the sound design on this film and helping produce the music with drummer Will Clark, vocalists the Foreign Beggars and the Scratch Perverts, I have a cameo part as the audio technician… check out the hair (ok it was a while ago).

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Directed by Chris Cairns and produced by Bonnie Anthony at Partizan, this film was a true labour of love and well worth it.

Check out this fairly odd remix for shits ‘n’ giggles (nothing to do with me I hasten to add).

Imagine is a series of documentaries directed and presented by Alan Yentob, creative director at the BBC.  I wrote the music for the title sequences, all featuring animation by Bold Creative.  The music before the title sequence on the link is not mine, it’s the pencil drawn animation bit so keep watching past the guitar intro.

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I was lucky enough to be able to get the immensely talented Oliver Coates (cello) and Ruth Palmer (violin) involved – and I got to record them at the rather fancy Strongroom studios in Shoreditch.

This is a real golden oldie, directed by Team Stush at Partizan back in 2006… half of them got food poisoning in the making of this.

I took the classic track ‘Hooray For Hollywood’ and remixed it adding a squelchy bass and some extra drums.  Then I sampled the end of the track and automated the end point of the loop in Kontakt (sampler) until it became a pitched note, finally squawking to a finish as the fruit dance enters the can. Add sfx et voila!  If that didn’t make sense, watch the film and that should clear things up.

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This film was part of a series of films imagined and directed by Jane Laffey at Nickelodeon.  I wrote the music and did the sound design and mix – it was a real pleasure to work on such inspiring stuff.

The voice is a recording of a kid and their true story, captured by Bold Creative and then animated to bring it to life.  The film was recognised with a Bafta and Promax Gold award, testament to a great bit of film making!

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My sound track for this mood film for Nike (directed by Saam Farahmand) is made of very low frequency stuff so turn it up or stick your cans on.  Most of the sound was created by playing a couple of hardware keyboards live to picture, fairly heavily distorted, with lots of automated plugin effects to create the movement, and an LFO on a low resonant bass sound, with several passes being mixed with eachother.

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