Earlier this year we had the pleasure of working with Audiobook giants AudioGO on several poetry anthologies.
Over the course of a few weeks, a wealth of stars of stage and screen visited SNK Studios to record the poems in our new audiobook suites. The readings of these collections of classic poems from authors such as Shakespeare, Kipling, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley. Yeats, Lear and Carroll were a delight to record for our lucky engineers!
Maxine Peake, Bill Wallis, Rupert Penry-Jones, Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Dean Lennox Kelly, Rupert Holliday Evans, Michael Jayston, Samantha Bond, Michael Maloney, David Schofield, Anthony Howell, Claire Rushbrook, Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox, Geoffrey Palmer and Julia McKenzie all played their part in bringing the poems to life.
All five of the collections are now available on the AudioGO website - check them out!
Last month we created the sound mix for Vauxhall's major Euro 2012 TV campaign 'England'. As sponsors of the national team, they've been playing the ad before and during all England games.
We worked with agency McCann Erickson, Director Guy Soulsby and Producer Amanda Lowit layering all the sound effects, sync, commentary and some foley - working the whole mix around Noel Gallagher's music to build the energy throughout.
The spot ends with a roaring, chanting crowd when the players walk onto the pitch. We dubbed the 40 and 60 second versions, along with several 10 second TV and radio spots. Enjoy the game (and ad breaks!) on Sunday night.
Music: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'AKA? What A Life'.
We had a great time spotting all the sound design for this awesome two minute stop motion production from Woodsfilm, for their new corporate client Vocality.
They supply satellite communication hardware for uses in hostile and challenging environments, clearly a technical product thats made much more accessible and friendly through the use of such creative production.
Some foley recording, dozens of library effects and the odd silly voice were all combined to bring the picture to life and give it bags of character. We then recorded Ray Brooks aka. Mr Benn to narrate the whole spot and add his unique, warm, reassuring tones!
SNK Studios are overjoyed to have won 'Best use of sound design in a Branding or Title Sequence' at the inaugural Music and Sound awards ceremony last week.
Our work on the Millennium Stadium film 'Shards', with amazing visuals from our friends at Mainframe, was selected by a panel of over 30 judges, consisting of industry leading Creatives, Heads of TV, Directors and general music and advertising bods- so we're very chuffed.
It was an amazing night held at Koko in Camden and hosted by Adam Buxton. and is the only award ceremony of its kind to focus entirely on music and sound design in the media!
The award now stands in pride of place in the lobby area at our Tottenham Court Road studios, so next time you're in ask Seb to see it, he may even let you touch it ;)
Toyota Yaris 'Social Snapshot' wins award with SNK's sound & music.
Congratulations to Glue Isobar for scooping the top honour in January's IAB Creative Showcase award with the Toyota Yaris 'Social Snapshot' Facebook campaign. SNK Studios created the original music composition and sound design and are delighted to have been involved in the now award winning project. Well done everyone!
We're delighted to announce that we're down to the final 4 in not one, but two categories at the inaugural Music and Sound Awards 2012.
Cinema spot Harrods 'Ants' and Millennium Stadium film 'Shards' for the Welsh Rugby Union both with our original sound design were selected by an independent panel of over 30 judges, consisting of industry leading Creatives, Heads of TV, Directors and general music and advertising bods. We'll let you know if we win - but it's lovely to have even been shortlisted amongst such stiff competition!
SNK Studios are also one of the key sponsors of the event, the first of its kind aimed solely at recognising music and sound design in the media. If you'd like tickets, or to find out more visit www.masawards.com. The night will be held at Koko in Camden on 23rd February, hosted by Adam Buxton and include live performances from the Noisettes amongst other top bands and DJs.
Working with Golden Joystick Award winners Jagex Games Studio we had lots of fun creating the music and sound design for two teaser films for the forthcoming Transformers Universe game.
Clicking, clunking and humming sounds along with originally created synth and drone effects were required to build up a world of weird and wonderful noises. The two teasers were watched more than 100,000 times in less than a week of going online!