Sonic Storytelling in modern cinema and streaming

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Two Day Nordic Seminar with Paul Davies, Rana Eid, Steve Fanagan and Douglas Murray. Moderated by Rune Palving and Peter Albrechtsen.

Four of the world's most well renowned sound designers right now meet for two days at a unique seminar in Copenhagen April 2023 to discuss their very creative approaches to sonic storytelling in film and tv. They will all talk about their individual projects but also discuss film sound in general and how to explore the sonic potential in movies, streaming and storytelling overall.

Paul Davies (AMPS) has a background in electronic music and has worked on a variety of features, broadcast and corporate projects. Notable directors, Paul has worked with include Stephen Frears, John Hillcoat, Lynne Ramsay, Guillermo Del Toro, Steve McQueen, Hideo Nakata amongst many others, on films such as 'The Queen', 'You Were Never Really Here', 'American Animals', 'Hunger' and 'The Proposition'. Paul is a voting member of BAFTA and AMPAS and a past chair of AMPS the U.K.’s film and television sound craft guild. Paul has received nominations from BAFTA and The Royal Television society for his sound design work and in 2018 won a British Independent Film Award for his sound design on 'You Were Never Really Here'.

Rana Eid (MPSE) is based in Beirut and has worked as sound editor and sound designer on various Lebanese films, collaborating with acclaimed Lebanese filmmakers such as Joanna Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Ghassan Salhab, Mohammad Soueid and Philippe Aractingi. In 2006, Eid opened DB Studios and has been working on films from the region (Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Soudan), teaming up with established filmmakers as well as emerging talents. Lately she worked on two Oscar nominated films, 'The Cave' by Feras Fayyad, and 'Honeyland' by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stephanov. In 2017 she directed her first feature documentary 'Panoptic', which premiered at Locarno Film Festival and participated in festivals around the world. She became member of AMPAS in 2020 and MPSE in 2021.

Steve Fanagan (MPSE, CAS) is a BAFTA ('Normal People') and Emmy-nominated ('Game of Thrones') sound designer, supervising sound editor, and re-recording mixer based in Ireland who has worked on a broad spectrum of projects across film and television. In 2011 he won an MPSE Golden Reel Award for his work on series 1 of 'Game of Thrones'. In 2016, he was nominated for an HPA Award, an International Music+Sound Award and an MPSE Golden Reel Award for his work on Lenny Abrahamson's Oscar-nominated drama, 'Room'. He has also been recognised with seven Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Sound for his contributions to 'Swan Song', 'Normal People', 'The Farthest', 'Room', 'Tomato Red', 'Albert Nobbs', and 'Citadel'. Steve is a member of both AMPAS and BAFTA.

Douglas Murray (MPSE) is a Northern California based sound editor, sound designer, and re-recording mixer for feature films and sometimes TV. He won an Emmy for 'Hemingway and Gellhorn' and Golden Reels for 'War for the Planet of the Apes', and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' for his sound editing and has been nominated for nine other Golden Reels and three other Emmys, and also for two Cinema Audio Society awards for outstanding sound mixing. He has worked on dozens of feature films in his forty-year career, including 'The Batman', 'Ad Astra', 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', 'We Own the Night', 'Cloverfield', 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me' and many more. He is currently devoting more time to making what he likes to think of as organized musical sound composition.

At a later stage closer to the event it will be possible to buy an optional dinner with the other participants.

'Sonic Storytelling in modern cinema and streaming' takes place during two days:
Saturday, April 29 at 09:00–18:00
Sunday, April 30 at 09:30–16:00

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