Since its inception in 1998, the School of Sound has raised the profile of sound in audio-visual media through an unequalled series of presentations that integrate practice with theory, and art with entertainment.
Directors, sound designers, composers, editors, and theorists have shown us the soundtrack from hundreds of new angles. Sonic environments, non-naturalistic sound, sound as metaphor, human sound perception, sound for multimedia – the topics have ranged from the practical to the aesthetic to the metaphysical during these intense four-day symposia. If you work in film, television, commercials or multimedia, this event will provide the perfect complement to your technical expertise.
The School of Sound will not teach you about equipment or software. We aim to inspire you and move you to say, “I never thought of working that way.”
The School of Sound is produced and directed by Larry Sider and Diane Freeman. Larry Sider is a film and television editor and sound designer, and Head of Post-Production at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, England. He lectures in the UK and abroad. Diane Freeman is a former television producer and production manager. She is a qualified trainer and member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Diane was formerly Deputy Chief Executive of PACT and has produced several symposia including “Television from the Nations and Regions” at the Lowry Centre, Salford, and “Animation Means Business” at the National Film Theatre, London.