Week Three – Tales from the Edit – Award Winning Special Contributors

Upper Teesdale

Capturing a sense of place in sound as well as vision is something we strive for.  We’ve recently had the pleasure of working with two ‘special’ contributors. It’s been a very rewarding experience for our team and we’ve learnt a lot.  Meet Chris and James.

Additional Sound, Chris Watson

Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena.  His television work includes many programmes in the David Attenborough ‘Life’ series including ‘The Life of Birds’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ in 1996. More recently Chris was the location sound recordist with David Attenborough on the BBC’s series ‘Frozen Planet’ which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012).  Chris has provided us with additional sounds specific to our location and advised us on issues relating to sound design.

Composer, James Burrell

James Burrell is a London based composer, songwriter and music producer, specialising in children’s television, feature documentary films and the development of recording artists.  His track record, particular empathy with our film and his sensitive approach towards bespoke composition for the moving image attracted us to work with him.  It’s the first time we’ve worked with a composer.