Sight, Sound & Story's 2021 event series format is now online. Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2022. Until that time the event series will continue live online monthly. This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking. Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.
Sight, Sound & Story: Live continues with with Supervising Sound Editor Matt Skelding and Sound Designers Luke Gentry & Ben Meechan with Moderator Woody Wood Woodhall, CAS
Sight Sound & Story: Live: SoundShow: Creating a New Sound Universe for "The Wheel of Time"
Moderator: Woody Woodhall, CAS (Studio Principal of Allied Post Audio)
Panelists: Sound Designer Luke Gentry (Aladdin, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard), Sound Designer Ben Meechan (Last Night In Soho), & Supervising Sound Editor Matt Skelding (Black Mirror)
Inside Episode XVIII: Sound is one of the most important elements in film and can be used to elevate a performance, evoke emotions, and make fantasy worlds come alive. Join Emmy-winning Supervising Sound Editor Matt Skelding, and Sound Designers Luke Gentry & Ben Meechan as they discuss their incredible sound work on Amazon's new fantasy series The Wheel of Time. The conversation will be guided by moderator Woody Woodhall, CAS, who will discuss with the team how they created the otherworldly ambiance, and bold, unique sound identity for The Wheel of Time. They will also discuss how they collaborated with the showrunners and how they had the freedom to try new things while also sticking with the integrity of the book series the show is based on. Throughout the discussion we will see and hear examples of their extraordinary work in this series.
When: Wednesday March 2, 2022
Time: 8PM EST / 5PM PST
General Admission: FREE!
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Luke Gentry is an Emmy-nominated sound designer based in London. His extensive experience ranges from TV and games to independent films and iconic studio features. A frequent collaborator with Guy Ritchie, Luke sound designed Disney’s 2019 remake of Aladdin and The Gentlemen. His recent work includes sound designing Amazon’s fantasy drama series The Wheel of Time; and he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing as the sound designer of Netflix’s award-winning animated miniseries Watership Down.
His credits further include sound designing Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, The Hitman's Bodyguard, Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider, and the horror thriller The Ritual, and FX editing Wrath of Man.
His passion for recording and inventive approach to sound design drive him to constantly push boundaries and create unique soundscapes for each project
Ben Meechan is a UK-based sound designer with over 18 years of industry experience. From Mission Impossible: Fallout to Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Ben is no stranger to innovative sound design and hard-hitting effects. In 2022, his work as the sound designer of Wright’s Last Night in Soho earned Ben a spot on the Oscar shortlist for Sound. His recent credits further include sound designing Amazon’s fantasy drama series The Wheel of Time and Showtime’s upcoming sci-fi series The Man Who Fell to Earth developed by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, based on the 1963 novel by Walter Tevis.
In addition to major feature films and TV dramas, Ben has also worked on animated projects, documentaries, and independent films.
A true craftsman with a strong sensibility for storytelling, Ben collaborates heavily with his fellow filmmakers to create a cohesive story while always staying true to his own style.
Matt Skelding is an Emmy-winning supervising sound editor based in London. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has worked on a diverse array of projects ranging from studio features (Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) to award-winning television and independent films (Peaky Blinders, The Danish Girl and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Most recently, Matt served as the supervising sound editor of Amazon’s fantasy drama series The Wheel of Time, prior to which he headed the sound team for Seasons 1 and 2 of TNT’s The Alienist. He is currently the co-supervising sound editor of Netflix’s upcoming film Matilda.
His work on Netflix’s hit series Black Mirror earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing on a Limited Series, as well as a Golden Reel Award from Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).
His accolades further include three BAFTA nominations for Best Sound on Wallander, Great Expectations, and The Promise; a BAFTA TV Craft nomination for Peaky Blinders; a Craft & Design Award nomination from the Royal Television Society for Strike Back; and three additional MPSE Golden Reel nominations.
Woody Woodhall, CAS is the owner of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award-winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer. His work spans feature films, documentaries, podcasts, commercials, and television programming including hundreds of hours for outlets such as Netflix, Amazon Studios, YouTube Red, CBS, Comedy Central, and Food Network He has recently completed mixing the 1st season of the series Cal Fire for Discovery Network, a feature documentary on the electronic musician, Moby, called, Moby Doc, as well as an upcoming feature film release starring Mena Suvari called, The Greatest Inheritance. Woody is author of the college textbook, Audio Production and Postproduction, used at universities across the world. He also heads the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) where he shares his filmmaking expertise alongside other working professionals on a monthly basis.
*All speakers are schedule permitting.