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AES spotlights sound for picture

Andy Stout 12 January 2011

Audio for broadcast will be highlighted at the AES UK Section’s one-day symposium on sound for pictures to be held on 5th February, writes Kevin Hilton.

Subjects include live events for TV and the cinema, surround sound for sport and audio-video synchronisation, with presentations by Toby Alington, Ian Rosam and keynote speaker Tim Carroll, president and chief executive of Linear Acoustic.

The event has been organised to give an "overview" of what happens in the audio industry today, according to symposium chairman Bill Foster. "The business is very diverse now," he says, "and we want to attract both people who are already working in one area of sound, and might be thinking of broadening their horizons, and students who are hoping to get into this sector."

The symposium takes place in the digital cinema at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. This venue is equipped with a 5.1 surround sound system and 2k digital projector.

Sessions and speakers include: Live Events for TV and Cinema with Toby Alington of Richmond Studios, whose credits include last year’s World Cup Kick-off concert in Soweto; Ian Rosam of Video Sound Services, which works on Sky’s Premier League football coverage, talking about Surround Sound for Sports; Preserving the Archive, by Richard Yeoman-Clark of the British Film Institute; and Rowan de Pomerai of BBC R&D looking at Audio-Video Synchronisation.

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