The media event of 2015 so far saw the worldwide launch of everyone's favourite fantasy series, Game of Thrones - Season 5 with a star-studded party at the historic Tower of London! SNK worked closely with our good friends at Giggle Group to provide bespoke sound design for the beautiful projection mapped backdrop. Daenerys' dragons were flying around the side of the Tower throughout the evening before setting the Game of Thrones logo alight.
Rumbly fireballs accompanied by huge dragon screams and wing-flaps were created to add even more drama and excitement to the 40 odd cast members parading down the red carpet. The massive audio system gave us the opportunity to output via four separate channels - an interesting technical challenge we had to overcome in order to create an ultra-wide audio spread to the action.
Here's to April 12th and the first episode - can't wait! ;)
We've been squirrelling away writing original music and providing all the sound design, voice over recording and mixes for the latest moody, atmospheric and beautifully shot '13th Street' channel promos for NBC Universal - directed by Guy Soulsby.
Several versions of the audio were created to cater for different European territories, including 60, 30, 10 and 5 second cutdowns. In addition, SNK have recently been working with the lovely folk at NBC Universal to provide sound design and dubbing for other show promos, including the hit series 'American Crime'.
SNK Studios is delighted to have just recruited Chris Whiteside as an in-house engineer and sound designer. Chris joins us from Dublin's leading audio and video post house, Windmill Lane, and is already proving to be a fantastic asset to the business.
Chris' credits include RTÉ’s MasterChef and The Voice, as well as ADR work on Game Of Thrones and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa to name just a few.
And don't worry, Chris usually looks happier in sessions than he does in this photo ;)
SNK have been nominated for ‘Best Music Composition'
We are delighted to announce that our work on Guy Soulsby’s DEVIL MAKES WORK has resulted in a nomination for 'Best Music Composition' in a short film at the Music & Sound Awards 2015 - the leading industry awards for music and sound design work in the UK.
The film has been garnering a lot of praise for its dark visuals and design already winning at The One Screen Film Festival in NYC and being screened at many festivals all over the world.
DEVIL MAKES WORK is a visually dark and sinister film about the devil's twisted view of humanity our hopes and dreams, life, love and struggle together with the sacrifices we make for success. Watch the trailer here:
In partnership with our sister company, specialist audio agency Red Apple Creative, we were delighted to work with gaming giant Ubisoft for the release of the hugely anticipated Far Cry 4. To celebrate the launch of the Playstation only game we produced two, immersive 3D audio pieces specifically for the Spotify platform. Have a listen to one of the ads here.
Good question!! Since the increase in headphone listening due to the ubiquity of Spotify and other digital platforms, 3D Audio takes advantage of this opportunity to invite the listener into the heart of the action, via our cutting edge 'binaural' audio production techniques. Combined with great scriptwriting, our quasi-surround sound mixing and detailed sound design techniques give the audience a first-person perspective, without having to leave their normal headphone-wearing environment.
We're currently discussing 3D Audio projects with brands that embrace creativity and wish to add impact to their commercial productions, including film, gaming, autos and youth clients.
To find out more, and experience it for yourself, have a listen to our inspirational demo below. Don't forget to put your headphones on to fully enjoy the experience! Call the office on 020 7387 0050 for more information and to discuss how 3D Audio can improve your life!
Massive congratulations to Karrot Animation on winning a BAFTA for Sarah & Duck!
We're delighted to have been involved in the show, recording all the voices for the recent series that the guys then animate to. Sarah & Duck won this year’s Best Children’s Pre-School Animation. A fantastically fun project for us to be involved in, working with some of the nicest people in the business, which always helps!
Pop! That was the sound of the champers being uncorked ;)
SNK Studios are pleased to announce their involvement in Guy Soulsby's DEVIL MAKES WORK, a sinister short film illustrating the devil's twisted view of humanity; our hopes and dreams, life, love and struggle together with the sacrifices we make for success.
We were delighted to have been so involved, creating a modern orchestral score and the sound design for both the film and trailer. It's a moody, textural and dramatic journey of instrumentation lovingly created by SNK Studios founder, Seb Juviler. Impactiful sound design was lead by senior engineer, Rob Baker along with a collaborative effort with the rest of the SNK team. Some of the top VFX and production houses in London were involved in the visuals, including Park Village, MPC, Unit, ENVY and Found. The result is a near feature film level of quality.
DEVIL MAKES WORK will be screened at Framestore on the 11th November between 6.30-8.30PM. Until then you can watch the trailer and find out much more about it via the official website.
Along with the music for dozens of radio and Spotify commercials produced at SNK Studios over the past few months, we've just had the PRS confirm that our original music compositions were recently broadcast on TV in the following legendary programmes!
Flog It, What Not To Wear, Tanked, Worlds Dumbest Criminals, a re-run of Top Gear, the theme music to My Super Sweet Sixteen and several high-profile TV commercials including The Royal Navy, Rated People and a world famous fashion house who shall remain nameless!