The one-day symposium, A4V: Audio for Visuals, will take place on 5 February in the digital cinema at the National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield.
A4V is aimed at newcomers to the industry as well as existing audio engineers seeking to broaden their horizons. Topics to be covered include mixing for film, surround sound for sports, mixing for live cinema events, archiving and restoration, audio/video synchronisation, and audio for gaming.
Tim Carroll (pictured), president and founder of Linear Acoustic, will give the keynote based on his presentation at the ‘Loudness, Metadata, and Other Concerns for DTV’ session during the recent AES Convention in San Francisco. The final programme and full speaker line-up will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Symposium chairman Bill Foster commented: “A4V addresses the growing need for audio engineers to broaden their range of skills to meet the multi-disciplinary requirements of today's industry. The day will feature practical presentations by experienced engineers from all aspects of audio: film, TV, gaming, sport, live events to cinema, archiving, and more. We believe seasoned engineers and students alike will benefit from attending this event to learn about areas of the audio industry they may not have been exposed to before.
"The venue for A4V will be the superbly equipped cinema at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, about 25 miles from central London. The cinema features D-Cinema quality digital projection and 5.1 surround sound, the perfect vehicle for our presenters to show examples of their work.”
Due to the amount of copyrighted material that will be shown during the symposium there will be no recordings available afterwards. “The only way to experience this event is to be there!” notes Foster.
For more programme and registration details, visit www.aes-uk.org/meetings/a4v-symposium. A fee of £68 +VAT is being offered to all categories of AES members, which includes lunch and tea/coffee breaks. Non-members’ rate will be £125 +VAT.