Network of women working & studying sound for film & tv

 

Member's Interviews

Anna Wright & Rebecca Glover Interview

Anna Wright & Rebecca Glover Interview

Behind the fantastic Foley for 'Peaky Blinders' | ASoundEffect, Feb 6th 2020

Dora Filiopvic Interview

Dora Filiopvic Interview

AMI speaks to PhD student Dora Filipovic about being the first recipient of the PMC Sound For The Future scholarship in association with the AES…

Anna Sulley & Anna Bertmark Interview

Anna Sulley & Anna Bertmark Interview

Anna Sulley & Anna Bertmark talk about WWAS and the website launch | ASoundEffect Sept 22nd, 2020

Paula Fairfield Interview

Paula Fairfield Interview

Paula Fairfield Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Creature Sound Design. As part of the Animation World Network @ FMX 2018 Professional Spotlight series (7 May 2018)

Leslie Gaston-Bird Interview

Leslie Gaston-Bird Interview

AMPS Podcast | In the sixth episode, we feature an in depth interview with Leslie Gaston-Bird AMPS MPSE. We ask Leslie to talk about her career to date, working in radio, film and academia. Leslie also talks about her book 'Women in Audio’.

Rachael Tate Interview

Rachael Tate Interview

In this episode I had the immense pleasure of speaking with the fantastic Rachael Tate. In this episode, we dive into what Dialogue and ADR Supervisors do, how it’s a unique and very collaborative part of filmmaking, and just how much work goes into making sure your favourite films have the best and cleanest dialogue possible. (Closing Credits Podcast, Sept 10, 2020)

Cristina Aragon Interview

Cristina Aragon Interview

Behind the Glass | Cris Aragon, MD of 5A Studios shares her thoughts on how Covid19 has affected the industry and the way it will operate for the foreseeable future.

Ana Monte at Delta Soundworks

Ana Monte at Delta Soundworks

Founded by myself (Ana Monte, lead sound designer) and Daniel (Deboy, lead sound engineer) in Heidelberg, Germany in 2016, DELTA Soundworks is a 3D/immersive audio post-production facility. Our projects span across installations, virtual reality, 360-degree films and gaming and more. (NUGEN Audio 2020)

Judi Lee-Headman Interview

Judi Lee-Headman Interview

Winner of WFTV Craft Award Judi Lee-Headman is a Production Sound Mixer on high-budget US productions including: THE TUNNEL for Sky Atlantic; HOMELAND Season6, in addition to BAFTA award-winning dramas for the BBC. (FOCUS 2020)

Nina Hartstone Interview

Nina Hartstone Interview

Oscar-Winner Nina Hartstone Talks ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sound Editing. (Animation World Network@FMX, 13 May 2019)

Adrienne Taylor Interview

Adrienne Taylor Interview

Primetime Network | Adrienne is known for her work as Boom Operator on: Top Boy, How To Build A Girl, Level Up, The End Of The F***ing World, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Humans, the upcoming Behind Her Eyes and much more.

Emma Butt & Shayna Brown Interview

Emma Butt & Shayna Brown Interview

Tonebenders Podcast | René and Tim sit down with Shayna Brown at Chez Boom Studios in Austin Texas, with Emma Butt calling in from London England. We talk about the tricky art of recording ADR, wiring up actors, the differences between doing it as a freelancer and a studio owner and lots more. (July 4, 2020)

Ellie Williams Interview

Ellie Williams Interview

Wildlife Documentaries and the sound of nature (Bumblebee Industries, July 02, 2020)

Sara Glaser Interview

Sara Glaser Interview

DPA Microphones’ Sound Insight with Sara Glaser, CAS. (MixOnline, 28th July, 2020)

Lucy J. Mitchell Interview

Lucy J. Mitchell Interview

Having worked on Guitar Hero Live and Eastenders, Lucy J. Mitchell gives us insight into how she got to where she is today, and the impact of being a freelancer on mental health. (PNS Europe, January 16, 2019)

Foley Artists Interviewed

Foley Artists Interviewed

Foley artists discuss the hardest sound they ever created - Featuring Foley Artists inc Shelley Roden and Rebecca Heathcote (Vulture, Sept 11th, 2019)

Paula Fairfield Interview

Paula Fairfield Interview

Bringing her experiences and world renowned sound design practices, legendary Hollywood Sound Designer Paula Fairfield created her first acousmatic sound composition for the Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes project. In this video she discusses the inspirations and ideas underpinning her novel spatial sound work 'Ocean of Tears'.

Meltem Baytok Interview

Meltem Baytok Interview

Making A Soundtrack | Fake It To Make It, With Meltem Baytok (Nov 8, 2019)

Professional Sound On Any Budget with Vickie Sampson

Professional Sound On Any Budget with Vickie Sampson

39 year veteran Supervising Sound Editor (and writer/director) Victoria Rose Sampson presents the keys to getting great sound for your film no matter what the budget and steps that can be taken to fix sound in post. (Moviola, 11th July 2012)

Ann Kroeber Interview

Ann Kroeber Interview

Film Sound Legend Ann Kroeber Shares 30 Years of Evocative Recordings in New Cinematic Winds Collection (Sound and Picture, October 4, 2017)

Heather Olsen Interview

Heather Olsen Interview

Heather Olsen & Mark Mangini discuss classical cartoon sfxs (Twenty Thousand Hertz)

Chris Bullock Interview

Chris Bullock Interview

Sabrina Dzugalo Interview

Sabrina Dzugalo Interview

We dive in deep with the very talented Sabrina Dzugalo for showcase #22. Her big push into the realm of electronica began on Vancouver Island in the mid 90's. (ADSR)

Rachael Tate Interview

Rachael Tate Interview

Dialogue and ADR supervisor Rachael Tate ('Alien: Covenant', 'The Martian') shares tips for actors to give follow-up voice performances that don’t sound like they’re imposed. (Backstage Magazine, 23 May 2017)

Vickie Sampson Interview

Vickie Sampson Interview

Vickie Sampson reflects on a 40-year sound editing career (Byte, Nov 28, 2017)

Lara Dale Interview

Lara Dale Interview

Soundgirls Podcast | Lara Dale: Chamois leather, microphones, history of Foley, and the Safe Sets Initiative (Trigger warning: rape, incest, abuse) (June 2nd, 2020)

Kate Hopkins Interview

Kate Hopkins Interview

Resolution | Meet Sir David Attenborough’s favourite sound editor (September 2018)

Shelley Roden Interview

Shelley Roden Interview

The Right Stuff Podcast | We are excited that she is sharing her inspiring story with us, and you will all have the opportunity to learn how she found her way in the film industry.(September 18, 2017)

Judi Lee-Headman Interview

Judi Lee-Headman Interview

Judi Lee-Headman works is an award-winning Production Sound Mixer and works across a wide range of television productions and films. Multi- genre experience includes Emmy award-nominated US dramas, BAFTA award-winning BBC continuing dramas, PBS documentaries and specials, and entertainment including the Capture, Homeland and Britannia. (AV on the Edge, 24 Aug, 2020)

Ellie Williams Interview

Ellie Williams Interview

Radio BBC 3 | Tom discovers the music and sounds found after the sun sets, from Wagner and Mozart to Faithless and Aerosmith via the songs of nightingales and crickets. He explores the nocturnal sounds of the natural world with sound recordist Ellie Williams and sees how composers like Bartok have tried to incorporate those sounds in their music. (The Listening Service, 27 Sep 2019)

Caroline Singh Interview

Caroline Singh Interview

NFTS Alumni On Zoom - Sound Recording Webinar, also featuring Stuart Wilson & Ronald Bailey (8th June 2020)

Lou Brown Interview

Lou Brown Interview

Greater Than 11% Podcast | For episode 78 we headed to South West England - to Bristol precisely and are joined, virtually of course, by Foley Artist, Louise Brown.

Vickie Sampson Interview

Vickie Sampson Interview

Los Angeles Post Production Group | Sound Advice with Vickie Sampson (25 Sep 2017)

Leslie Gaston-Bird Interview

Leslie Gaston-Bird Interview

Bobby Owsinski's Inner Circle Podcast | (Inner Circle Podcast, February 25, 2020)

Lucy J Mitchell Interview

Lucy J Mitchell Interview

Lucy started out in the industry as a runner at Envy Post Production straight after graduating with a Classical Music degree from the University of Nottingham with no idea of what a .wav was or even what ‘5.1’ meant. (Working Class Audio Podcast)

Anna Bertmark Interview

Anna Bertmark Interview

Creative Field Recording | Explorers of Ambisonics (16th March, 2017)

 

Videos, Podcasts & Articles

Ai-Ling Lee & Mildred Iatrou Morgan on First Man

Ai-Ling Lee & Mildred Iatrou Morgan on First Man

Tonebenders Interview: They were the co-supervising sound editors on Damien Chazelle’s recent film First Man. They talk about the epic challenge of bringing this film to life, knowing so much of the plot uniquely depends on sound to tell the story of the first moon landing. (January 11, 2019)

Lora Hirschberg & Gwendolyn Yates Whittle Interview

Lora Hirschberg & Gwendolyn Yates Whittle Interview

Hollywood Reporter | 'Captain Marvel's' Lora Hirschberg & Gwendolyn Yates Whittle Discuss Sounds of the Marvel Universe

Alexandria Perryman Interview

Alexandria Perryman Interview

WomenInSound | Alex Perryman’s job is literally out of this world. As an Emmy-award winning audio engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, she mixes audio feeds from astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station and restores and preserves the recorded audio of astronauts from decades past. In addition, Alex engineers, edits and produces NASA’s weekly program Houston, We Have a Podcast. (July 3, 2020)

Anna Behlmer Interview

Anna Behlmer Interview

Deadline | Anna Behlmer On Battling Sexism And Nepotism On Way To Her 10 Oscar Sound Mixing Noms (January 21, 2019)

Bonnie Wild Interview

Bonnie Wild Interview

Dolby Institute | Bonnie Wild, the sound effects editor and re-recording mixer of Disney+’s hit show The Mandalorian, takes us behind the scenes for a conversation about achieving cinematic scale and production value on a television budget. (June 18th, 2020)

Audrey Martinovich Interview

Audrey Martinovich Interview

Audrey Martinovich is a Chief Engineer and Co-Owner at Audio for the Arts, a recording studio in Madison, Wisconsin. Audrey works with clients as varied as Comedy Central and Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, and in 2017 she became Production Expert’s first female contributor. (NUGEN Audio 2020)

Susan Cahill Interview

Susan Cahill Interview

ASoundEffect | Westworld supervising sound editor Susan Cahill (June 25, 2020)

Nia Hansen Interview

Nia Hansen Interview

The Palmer Files Podcast | Sound Designer Nia Hansen has spent her career at Skywalker Sound working on many films from Pixar and Marvel, plus other franchises like Jurassic World and How to Train Your Dragon. (June 16, 2020)

How to succeed in sound for games, animation and television

How to succeed in sound for games, animation and television

ASoundEffect | How to succeed in sound for games, animation and television: with Anne-Sophie Mongeau, Jeff Shiffman, Kate Finan & Peter D. Lago (April 3, 2019)

Sue Harding Interview

Sue Harding Interview

The Secret World of Foley, One of Cinema's Most Magical Arts | creativecow.net

Ann Scibelli Interview

Ann Scibelli Interview

Designing Sound | Exclusive Interview with Ann Scibelli, Sound Designer on "Robin Hood" (June 8th, 2010)

Jan McLaughlin Interview

Jan McLaughlin Interview

‘When They See Us’: How Production Sound Mixer Jan McLaughlin Tracked Ava DuVernay’s Compelling New Series (Sound and Vision June 2019)

Milly Iatrou Morgan and Ai-Ling Lee Interview

Milly Iatrou Morgan and Ai-Ling Lee Interview

No Film School Podcast | How to Become a Top Notch Sound Designer with the Team Behind 'First Man'.

Closing Credits Podcast

Closing Credits Podcast

Every title in the closing credits is just as important as the last in making a film. It takes a team to make a film. WWAS member Kristina Morss interviews professionals from all areas of the industry.Every title in the closing credits is just as important as the last in making a film. It takes a team to make a film. WWAS member Kristina Morss interviews professionals from all areas of the industry.

Mixing and Sound Design in Surround Sound with Ai-Ling Lee and Paula Fairfield.

Mixing and Sound Design in Surround Sound with Ai-Ling Lee and Paula Fairfield.

Moderated by Leslie Gaston-Bird; a conversation with multi award-winning Ai-Ling Lee (sound designer, re-recording mixer, and sound supervisor) and Paula Fairfield (sound recordist) about their work in sound design and mixing. (15 June 2020)

BAFTA Guru

BAFTA Guru

BAFTA Guru You Tube Channel. Includes video interviews with Paul Davis, Nina Hartstone and Walter Murch...

SoundGirls Podcast

SoundGirls Podcast

Resonating Beyond Sound; We speak to audio professionals from all walks...

Chris Bullock's Youtube Channel

Chris Bullock's Youtube Channel

I'm Chris, and I am a sound recordist with an interest in tech old and new, unsettling music, and small bikes. I'm currently working on a documentary about the FS1e moped and numerous sound art projects.

Being Black in Game Audio | Webinar

Being Black in Game Audio | Webinar

Join the IGDA Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG) and Black In Games SIG for this panel featuring Black game composers sharing their experiences and thoughts on inclusivity.

Alyson Dee Moore Interview

Alyson Dee Moore Interview

Listen Notes Podcast | L.A. POST PRODUCTION SOUND Episode 6: Alyson Dee Moore (July 16, 2020)

Dolby Institute Podcast Series

Dolby Institute Podcast Series

List of Women in Audio Podcasts

List of Women in Audio Podcasts

The Rough Assembly Webinars

The Rough Assembly Webinars

Recordings of past webinars and events from The Rough Assembly

Women in Sound

Women in Sound

Women in sound is a print and online zine dedicated to women and non-binary people in all areas of live and recorded sound.

Tonebenders

Tonebenders

The Tonebenders Podcast is the result of these discussions while also covering the latest from the sound design world. The podcast is hosted and produced by Rene Coronado (Dallas), Teresa Morrow (Toronto) and Timothy Muirhead (Toronto), 3 audio professionals with very different backgrounds and specialties.

Diversity in the UK Post Sound Industry

Diversity in the UK Post Sound Industry

A panel and Q&A with sound editors and re-recording mixers from TV & Film, discussing inclusion within the UK Post Sound industry (31st July 2020)

Making A Soundtrack Podcast

Making A Soundtrack Podcast

The TV drama is imagined; the work and the guests are real.

The Right Scuff Podcast

The Right Scuff Podcast

The Right Scuff Podcast delves into the world of post production film featuring legendary Foley Artist John Roesch

Game Audio Job Skills - How to Get Hired as a Game Sound Designer

Game Audio Job Skills - How to Get Hired as a Game Sound Designer

Game Audio Job Skills - How to Get Hired as a Game Sound Designer (Jul 29th, 2020)

Ai-Ling Lee Seminar: Sound Design & Editing

Ai-Ling Lee Seminar: Sound Design & Editing

Advice from an Oscar-nominated Singaporean working in Hollywood (Feb 7th, 2020)

T-Rex Roar Sound Design Deconstructed

T-Rex Roar Sound Design Deconstructed

Jurassic Park T-Rex sound design explained by Gary Rydstrom (3 Aug 2020)

The Secret World of Foley (Documentary)

The Secret World of Foley (Documentary)

Foley Artists: Pete Burgis & Sue Harding. Witness the magic of moviemaking and journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life with their perfectly-timed sound-effects.

Kay Rose Interview

Kay Rose Interview

The First Independent: An interview with Legendary Sound Editor Kay Rose Part 1 (March 1, 2001)

Breaking Norms: Moms in Audio and The Music Industry

Breaking Norms: Moms in Audio and The Music Industry

Soundgirls | In this webinar, you will meet several women working within the industry and are at different stages of their careers and parenting. They will share with us wow they are navigating parenthood and their careers. (1 Aug 2020)

Women Make Film (Documentary)

Women Make Film (Documentary)

Mark Cousins' epic odyssey through female filmmaking represents one of the most ambitious and in-depth documentaries ever made.

The SoundWorks Collection

The SoundWorks Collection

We are dedicated to profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions. The SoundWorks Collection is an online destination that takes you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.

AES UK Video Archive

AES UK Video Archive

Lectures on audio technology theory, research, interviews and applications presented at UK Section meetings over the past few years.

Twenty Thousand Hertz

Twenty Thousand Hertz

The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.

Making Waves (Documentary)

Making Waves (Documentary)

An insightful and fascinating examination of sound design in film by Midge Costin, featuring legendary sound practitioners including Vickie Sampson, Ai-Ling Lee, Alyson Dee Moore, Walter Murch, Ben Burtt & Gary Rydstrom.

Building a Successful Post Sound Workflow

Building a Successful Post Sound Workflow

Building a Successful Post Sound Workflow – Steve Fanagan & Niall Brady share their essential tools and techniques (July 29, 2020)

AMPS Podcast

AMPS Podcast

Podcast by Association of Motion Picture Sound

How to Create A Sound Library

How to Create A Sound Library

A growing number of audio pros are getting into independent sound effects libraries - but how do you get started, and how do you get it right?

Behind the Glass

Behind the Glass

Pro-audio magazine for the post production and games sectors. Behind the Glass is a Big Sound PR publication by Debs Skeldon.

Sound Community Urges Revision to Credits

Sound Community Urges Revision to Credits

CAS, MPSE and AMPS urge Hollywood to allow the production sound mixer, supervising sound editors and rerecording mixers to share a single card, within proximity of other key roles. (AUGUST 03, 2020)

 

Advice, Mentoring & Bursaries

Women in Audio by Leslie Gaston-Bird

Women in Audio by Leslie Gaston-Bird

Women in Audio by Leslie Gaston Bird is a valuable resource for professionals, educators, and students looking to gain insight into the careers of trailblazing women in audio-related fields.

Blue Collar Post Collective

Blue Collar Post Collective

The Blue Collar Post Collective is an accessible and focused grassroots initiative supporting emerging talent in post production. We have over 13,000 members worldwide, with hubs in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

UK Sound Post Collective

UK Sound Post Collective

UK Post Sound Collective aims to provide practical industry advice for anyone in the UK who identifies as a woman, is trans or non-binary and/or is Black or from an ethnic minority and is interested in a career in Sound Editing or Sound Mixing for TV and Feature Films.

Post-Production Sound Rate Card

Post-Production Sound Rate Card

These are the BECTU Post-Production Sound Rates, current as of November 2020-2021.

SoundGirls Scholarships

SoundGirls Scholarships

We are awarding four $250 scholarships to be used for audio education and continuing education. Applications will open on June 1, 2020

Set Access UK Film Talent Development Programme

Set Access UK Film Talent Development Programme

A rolling programme of paid internships on UK film productions funded by the companies participating to create a talent pool, spanning a breadth of roles, of at least 250 candidates from under-represented people for the UK film industry over a five-year period + A Development Programme for emerging talent consisting of mentoring, training to become an emerging leader and monthly masterclasses.

Production Sound Rate Card

Production Sound Rate Card

These are the BECTU Production Sound Rates, current as of November 2019.

RTS Bursaries (UK)

RTS Bursaries (UK)

The Royal Television Society runs two bursary schemes: the Technology Bursary and the TV Production and Journalism Bursary. The schemes are designed to support people from lower-income backgrounds to pursue a career in the television industry.

Multitrack Fellowship (UK)

Multitrack Fellowship (UK)

Multitrack is an audio producer fellowship, for people who want to gain professional experience making radio and podcasts. The fellowship provides paid placements at independent audio production companies, as well as training and networking opportunities.

BFI Network X BAFTA Crew

BFI Network X BAFTA Crew

BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew is a year-round talent development programme aimed at writers, directors, producers and craft & technical talent.

John Brabourne Awards

John Brabourne Awards

The Film and TV Charity’s only talent award, the John Brabourne Award, has supported up and coming talent since 2007. We’re proud to now have over 100 alumni. The award provides financial assistance of up to £5,000 to people in the UK film and TV industry who have already demonstrated talent, but face barriers to taking their next steps. You may be facing financial or health barriers or a change in personal circumstances.

Women In The Media (WOMED) Project Erasmus+

Women In The Media (WOMED) Project Erasmus+

The ‘Women in the Media’ project will promote the empowerment of women as it will contribute to critical change in their lives and promote their involvement in the underrepresented Film Making sector.

ScreenSkills Freelance Toolkit

ScreenSkills Freelance Toolkit

Around half of the people working in film and TV in the UK are self-employed. This toolkit is designed to introduce you to the basics of freelancing in the screen industries.

ScreenSkills Mentoring (UK)

ScreenSkills Mentoring (UK)

ScreenSkills runs an in-house mentoring programme as well as supports other organisations that wish to offer mentoring.

ScreenSkills Bursaries (UK)

ScreenSkills Bursaries (UK)

ScreenSkills bursaries are designed to provide financial assistance to those looking to enter, progress in, return to, or transfer into the screen industries.

ScreenSkills Trainee Finder (UK)logo2

ScreenSkills Trainee Finder (UK)logo2

ScreenSkills Trainee Finder has placed hundreds of young, talented, creative individuals on film, high-end TV and children's television across the UK.

ScreenSkills Make A Move (UK)

ScreenSkills Make A Move (UK)

Make a Move encourages the on-the-job training of crew identified by productions as ready to move up into a more senior role with some support. At the end of the programme, the beneficiary will be established in a new role, or able to apply for a promotion.

5 freelancing tips

5 freelancing tips

Alison Grade shares five steps to becoming an awesome freelancer

Ric Viers' Resources

Ric Viers' Resources

Author of “The Sound Effects Bible”, “The Location Sound Bible”, and “Make Some Noise” and the founder of Blastwave FX.

The Oram Awards

The Oram Awards

The Oram Awards are targeted at the next generation of innovative women, girls and gender minorities in music and sound and is open to women, girls and gender minorities of all ages from 11 years upwards.

Building a successful sound post workflow

Building a successful sound post workflow

Building a successful sound post workflow: Steve Fanagan & Niall Brady share their essential tools and techniques.

Pro Tools Expert

Pro Tools Expert

The number one independent Pro Tools user site in the world and expanded to cover other popular DAWs like Logic Pro and Studio One. All the Expert sites are unique in offering tips, tricks, online video tutorials and news in one single source. Our fans range from beginners right through to Grammy winning producers.

Building A Dolby Atmos Equipped Garden Studio - A Complete Guide

Building A Dolby Atmos Equipped Garden Studio - A Complete Guide

Building A Dolby Atmos Equipped Garden Studio - A Complete Guide

Tips and notes about freelancing

Tips and notes about freelancing

A guide on going freelance with some helpful advice to hopefully help you to make the plunge.

Arte Sonica Amplificada (BRA)

Arte Sonica Amplificada (BRA)

A mentoring and training programme targeted at women in sound in Brazil.

 

Organisations & Directories

Black Sound Society

Black Sound Society

The Black Sound Society (BSS) is a group of professionals working across all grades in production and post production film and television sound. We strive to promote and safeguard the interests of our members, keep them abreast of production methods and explore new technologies. The BSS provides a network for advice to support those already established in the industry as well as offering help and guidance to the next generation of black sound technicians.

Primetime Network

Primetime Network

We are a vetted visibility platform for all women working above and below the line behind the camera, campaigning for gender equality across every department in the Entertainment Industry.

Soundgirls

Soundgirls

SoundGirls exists to provide a support network for women and non-binary people working in the professional audio industry and to assist those with a drive to be successful in audio.

The EQL Directory

The EQL Directory

Powered by SoundGirls in partnership with Spotify and other organizations, The EQL Directory seeks to bring the industry towards gender parity by uplifting and promoting the work of women and gender nonconforming people. We include all women in our directory, including trans women and people who are non-binary.

The Rough Assembly (UK)

The Rough Assembly (UK)

The Post Production & Facilities branch of BECTU. We want to be part of a competitive, thriving Film & TV industry. We want to stand up for and promote the interests of all post-production workers, whether freelance or stage, working in film or television.

Creative Diversity Network (UK)

Creative Diversity Network (UK)

We are here to share, discuss and profile the work that the UK broadcasters are doing around the diversity agenda, both independently and collectively. All of the UK broadcasters are members of the Creative Diversity Network as well as long-term stakeholders.

BFI Diversity Standards

BFI Diversity Standards

Equality is crucial to our industry. Inclusion fuels creativity, engages new audiences and makes good business sense.

WFTV

WFTV

Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK and part of an international network of over 13,000 women.

Yorkshire Sound Women (UK)

Yorkshire Sound Women (UK)

Inspiring and enabling women and girls to explore sound and music technology in Yorkshire and beyond.

POC in Audio

POC in Audio

This website is a growing directory of people of color who work in audio around the world. You’ll find editors, hosts, writers, producers, sound designers, engineers, project managers, musicians, reporters, and content strategists with varied experience from within the industry and in related fields.

Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

An independent new body working to achieve accurate representation of all sections of society across contemporary UK media.

The British Blacklist

The British Blacklist

The British Blacklist is an online platform which celebrates African & Caribbean creative professionals on the Screen and Stage, in Sound and Literature.

Soundlister

Soundlister

Soundlister offers an easy way to discover 100s of audio professionals & audio jobs.

International Women Working in Film

International Women Working in Film

Directory of women working above and below the line in film and TV worldwide. Empowering women in film for a better life.

BIPOC TV & Film (Canada)

BIPOC TV & Film (Canada)

BIPOC TV & Film is a grassroots organization and collective of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada's TV and film industry

BEATS

BEATS

BEATS is an organisation founded by & for British East Asians working in Theatre and across the Screen industry.

Equality in Audio Pact | Broccoli Content

Equality in Audio Pact | Broccoli Content

We are an audio production company who want to help make a change. We want to challenge our peers in the audio industry to pledge to 5 simple actions that a company of any size should be able to participate in.

MPSE

MPSE

The MPSE is an organization dedicated to improving the recognition of its members by educating the public and the rest of the filmmaking community as to the artistic merit of sound editing.

WISWOS

WISWOS

Women in Sound Women on Sound (WISWOS) is an international hub of networks and individuals, including artists, researchers, technologists, musicians, archivists and everything in between, with an interest in sound, technology and education.

Cinema Audio Society (US)

Cinema Audio Society (US)

Fostering community among mixers, educating and informing the general public and the motion picture and television industry about good and effective sound usage, and to achieve deserved recognition for sound mixers as major contributors to the field of entertainment.

The national charity for new music in the UK

The national charity for new music in the UK

Sound and Music’s vision is to create a world where new music and sound prospers, transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating the work of its creators.

The Institute of Professional Sound (UK)

The Institute of Professional Sound (UK)

The Institute of Professional Sound champions the highest quality of sound production and sound recording in all forms of broadcast, recorded, and live events. The IPS provides support, training, standards, community, and professional recognition for our members in the media industries.

The Edit Collective

The Edit Collective

We are a London based edit collective of female and non binary women working in Film and TV.

SoundWomen (UK)

SoundWomen (UK)

When we started in 2011, our mission was to build the confidence, networking and leadership skills of women in radio and audio...

Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Founded in the United States in 1948, the AES has grown to become an international organization that unites audio engineers, creative artists, scientists and students worldwide by promoting advances in audio and disseminating new knowledge and research.

AMPS (UK)

AMPS (UK)

The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) is a craft guild made up of 550 highly experienced people working in Film, Television and Game sound. Our members have been nominated for many awards both in the UK and internationally and include many BAFTA, Oscar, Emmy, and MPSE winners.

SheSaid.So

SheSaid.So

Our members include a diverse pool of female-identifying music professionals who are decision makers in their fields, as well as promising young talent. We take pride in having built a safe and authentic space where all women and gender minorities in music are welcome.

BECTU (UK)

BECTU (UK)

Bectu is the union for creative ambition. We represent over 40,000 staff, contract and freelance workers in the media and entertainment industries.

Post New York Alliance

Post New York Alliance

NYS Unemployment Insurance Benefits with Emphasis on Freelancers. RECORDING and SLIDES from April 17 Webinar | Basic NYS UI and Federal UI under the CARES Act | NY STATE RENT RELIEF PROGRAM

New York Women in Sound & TV

New York Women in Sound & TV

New York Women in Film & Television is a non-profit membership organization for professional women in film, television and digital media. The organization is an educational forum for media professionals, and a network for the exchange of information and resources.

ALBERT

ALBERT

We are the authority on environmental sustainability for film + TV. Albert is proudly funded by the industry, hosted by BAFTA, allowing us to make our tools, training and resources totally free to use. Albert Sustainable Production Certification is a certification for a film or television production's efforts to reduce waste and its carbon footprint.

Cut It

Cut It

Crew-led action for the climate crisis. We want to hold a cross department climate summit, uniting HODS and crew with established producers, top actors and industry bodies to establish how we can dramatically cut CO2 emissions and waste.

Green Production Guide

Green Production Guide

Your guide to sustainable production. Developed by film industry leaders with environmental expertise, the Green Production Guide offers the tools, resources, and vendors you need to reduce the environmental impact of your production.

Women's Audio Mission (US)

Women's Audio Mission (US)

Changing the face of sound by providing hands-on training, work experience, career counseling, and job placement to over 2,000 women and girls every year in creative technology for music, radio, film, television, and the internet.

 

Training

(Free) Events, training courses & online learning

(Free) Events, training courses & online learning

Take part in online events, training courses and online learning.

FREE e-book on Immersive Audio

FREE e-book on Immersive Audio

Immersive sound is the next big thing in audio. Cinema, TV, VR, AR, videogames, music, museums - everyone is moving to 3D Audio as a way to immerse audiences and improve their experiences.

Audio Post-Production in Pro Tools | Domestika

Audio Post-Production in Pro Tools | Domestika

Sound - and the absence of it - have a great degree of responsibility in the enjoyment of an audiovisual piece. Remember the first time you heard the T-Rex roar in Jurassic Park or the first time a ship jumped into hyperspace in Star Wars? A course by Nadine Voullième Uteau, Sound Engineer.

(Free) The Art of Vocal Production | Coursera

(Free) The Art of Vocal Production | Coursera

This course addresses recorded vocal performances and the technologies used to highlight and support them in modern record production and mixes.

How to prepare for an ADR session

How to prepare for an ADR session

ADR Basics with Emma Butt - How To Prepare For A Session And Set Up An ADR Template In Pro Tools

(Free) Pro Tools Basics | Coursera

(Free) Pro Tools Basics | Coursera

Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited way.

Radium tutorial with Sound Miners Justin Drury

Radium tutorial with Sound Miners Justin Drury

Soundminer's V5Pro built in sampler... unscripted play around...first time guide through the new features of the Radium Sampler built into v5pro.

Pro Tools Video Tutorials

Pro Tools Video Tutorials

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School of Video Game Audio

School of Video Game Audio

Online courses to learn Wwise, FMOD Studio, Unity, Pure Data and Unreal are the five courses currently offered at the School of Video Game Audio (SoVGA). Hundreds of students from over 55 different countries have joined the school since 2012

Randy Thom Blog

Randy Thom Blog

The main lesson among thousands I learned from them is that film works best when it is truly and deeply collaborative. In this blog I will express my thoughts about film sound design, sound editing, music, and mixing.

Reaper DAW Tutorials

Reaper DAW Tutorials

Mixing tutorials for Cockos Reaper DAW, showing some of the finer points of how to use the software effectively and get the most out of it.

Wiswos Tutorials

Wiswos Tutorials

Learn how to work in different areas of sound with our tutorials.

(Free) Introduction to Ableton Live | Coursera

(Free) Introduction to Ableton Live | Coursera

Used by an extremely broad range of music creators, Ableton Live not only facilitates the work of engineers, producers, and writers in professional, home, and mobile studio settings, but it is also a powerful platform for musicians on stage, in the DJ booth, and elsewhere.

Learn WWISE

Learn WWISE

Wwise is the most advanced, feature-rich interactive audio solution for games. FREE software download and learning resources.

Learn FMOD

Learn FMOD

Whether you're a composer new to games or a veteran sound designer, FMOD provides resources for all stages of learning. Quickly get started by integrating FMOD into a Unity project, following our step-by-step guide. FREE software download and learning resources.

iZotope XR Tutorials

iZotope XR Tutorials

Universal Category System

Universal Category System

Using Soundminer to Build a UCS Library - 01. Introduction. In this series we’ll use Soundminer and specifically the Workflow functions to convert some libraries to the UCS standard, reshaping the metadata and building out UCS filenames.

Kraken Training Videos

Kraken Training Videos

Dialogue Editors Toolkit

StoryFutures Bootcamps

StoryFutures Bootcamps

StoryFutures Academy is offering senior creatives in a range of roles across film, television and gaming the opportunity to develop their portfolio of skills by providing intensive training sessions. Bootcamps will cover topics such as game engines for creatives, 360 filming practice, audience behaviour insights and immersive sound design.

 

Member-Run Courses

Sound Editing Workshop with Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst

Sound Editing Workshop with Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst

The Sound Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics in the art of editing sound for a film. You will have the chance of not only receiving this knowledge from Academy Award Winning Sound and Music Editors John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, but also to engage with a group that will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive.

Storytelling with Sound - Sound Design and Demystifying Soundtracks

Storytelling with Sound - Sound Design and Demystifying Soundtracks

NFTS Scotland Sessions: Storytelling with Sound - Sound Design and Demystifying Soundtracks with Ania Przygoda. In this session, award-winning sound designer, Ania Przygoda explores how the use of sound and music amplifies, shapes and alters narrative. Ania will explain what sound design is and how it can be used to enhance storytelling. By deconstructing a film soundtrack she will show how it is built, using different elements and layers.

Wellbeing & Support

Film + TV Charity (UK)

Film + TV Charity (UK)

We provide 24/7 help to people in all corners of the industry. This happens through a range of support services and talent development programmes. We give people a lift when they’re facing personal and career challenges, from illness and injury to unemployment, relationship breakdown and bereavement.

Raising Films (UK)

Raising Films (UK)

Raising Films calls on the UK screen industries to serve its parent and carer members better, to increase their number, and to aspire to the best possible practice, to make it possible for all voices to be heard.

The TV Mindset

The TV Mindset

A place to support the mental health of TV & Film freelancers and bring meaningful change to working practices in the industry. Founded by producer & writer Adeel Amini.

BECTU | Support (UK)

BECTU | Support (UK)

Get support - Browse the topics below for help and advice.

 
 

Member's Sound Libraries

'My Home' Crowd Source Fundraiser for The Water Project

'My Home' Crowd Source Fundraiser for The Water Project

We are raising money for the wonderful charity 'The Water Project' which aims to provide clean water for people in Africa. 615 recordists, from 62 countries from around the world gathered sounds for this library, and what we assembled is a beautiful library of ambient sounds from where people live, around the world.

Sounds by Sarah Sherlock

Sounds by Sarah Sherlock

A collection of RAW gritty metallic impacts, debris, movements and one shot recordings. Ideal for foley, and for sound designers and cinematic composers who wish to experiment with metallic sounds. Can also be used to design Horror UI sounds or metallic monsters in game audio.

Sounds by Ana Monte

Sounds by Ana Monte

Atmospheres from cities and places around the world

The Ambient Isolation Library

The Ambient Isolation Library

... is a truly unique sound effects collection, containing over 1200 individual recordings, ​all captured between March and June of 2020, during the initial stages of the Covid lockdown. Contributors include Susan Pennington, Anna Bertmark & Anna Sulley. All money raised goes towards the National Autistic Society.

Sounds by Ann Kroeber

Sounds by Ann Kroeber

Cinematic Winds | Add emotion and depth to your project with powerful, evocative wind sounds from legendary film sound designers.

Sounds by Mélanie Gauthier

Sounds by Mélanie Gauthier

SOUNDCHICK SFX is a specialised independent sound library selling long sound atmospheres (3 to 15 minutes in length).

Sounds by Anna Bertmark

Sounds by Anna Bertmark

CHEVROLET CAMARO 2000 Z28 V8, ELECTRIC FIELDS AT HOME, EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPES | WIND AND WATER, KOLKATA CITY SURROUND AMBIENCES

FREE Sound Effects

FREE Sound Effects

- Over 120GB For You To Download And Use In Your Audio Productions. Need some sound effects? Is your budget tight? We have been doing some digging so you don’t have to. As a result, here are over 120GB of FREE sound effects that we have uncovered, which you can use in your audio productions.

Member's Studios

 
OKNO VR

OKNO VR | A film and virtual reality production company with offices in London, São Paulo and Bogotá.

5A Studios

Delta Soundworks

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