1 Year, 6 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 34 Minutes ago.


Our 5 From..... blog introduces you to the SNK Studios team individually.

We'd love to introduce Chris Whiteside, one of your very talented Sound Engineer/Designers from our Studio team.

Chris, here are your 5 From.....

Our 5 From..... blog introduces you to the SNK Studios team individually.

We'd love to introduce Chris Whiteside, one of your very talented Sound Engineer/Designers from our Studio team.

Chris, here are your 5 From.....
 



Best advice a colleague or manager has ever given you?

If you're ever feeling nervous, imagine everyone in the room naked... thankfully for our clients I'm not one for nervousness.

Describe your perfect Saturday night?

I'm a bit Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on this one... the pendulum swings from boring nights in with the better half to having her drag me back home.

Most memorable experience at RAC/RR/SNK?

This one only happened a couple of days ago. I was doing a session with Rick Astley when I mentioned that it was my mum's birthday and when he discovered she was a fan, he promptly jumped up and said get out your phone and sang her happy birthday... I'll be cashing in those brownie points for a while!

What is your hidden talent?

I can close one top eyelid fully whilst keeping the other eye fully open. Everyone thinks they can do it too, but theyre just winking!

What is your favourite sound and why?

The sound of a crisp packet opening or rain against window panes... it's a coin toss.

Best pub trivia fact?

I'm a part-time quiz master so can usually be overheard trying to either give or more often than not, extract some juicy pub quiz fodder from my collegues. The best one I've had recently came from our Bookings Manager, Dan; Which animal can create the loudest sound? The sperm whale creates clicks at 230 decibels (humans feel pain at 70db).

How do you get rid of hiccups?

I drink water backwards, while hanging from the ceiling reciting the alphabet and balancing a plate on the tip of my nose... if you still have hiccups after that you're not concentrating enough!


1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 16 Hours, 26 Minutes ago.


SNK sculpt 5.1 immersive sound design for 360 degree Ford Le Mans experience!



Working alongside animation wizards, Burrows we looked after all aspects of audio for an epic 360 degree brand film experience-  the centre piece for the Ford stand at LeMans 24 Hours race last month. The piece utilised the revolutionary Igloo dome technology and proved a huge hit with over 30,000 people watching on-site and over 100,000 views across Facebook and YouTube.
 
SNK took care of the music search & negotiation, creative sound design and 5.1 surround sound mixing as well as the on-site installation testing whilst Essex based Burrows sculpted the stunning CGI sequences and shot the 360 degree live action sections featuring Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud. It was the first project we had worked on together and everyone involved was overjoyed with the final piece.
 
Enjoy the film here. (Although the stereo mix and 2D picture really doesn’t do it justice, viewing it on your smart phone and through Google Cardboard does give you a more immersive experience.)


1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 50 Minutes ago.


Comment by Emma Butt, engineer


 

For anyone who doesn't know about Women in Film and TV, it is an incredible organisation here in the UK for  women working in creative media, and is also part of an international network of over 10,000 women worldwide.
It holds monthly networking evenings, mentoring programmes, lobbies for womens interests as well as a whole host of other events. 

I recently attended the latest Women in Film and TV networking evening. It's held once a month in the Hippodrome and is open to all members to come along and meet fellow women in the industry. The organisers encourage everyone to bring along business cards and make at least 5 new contacts by the end of the night. The whole event is an incredibly welcoming, inclusive environment. Even if you've come alone you are encouraged to walk up to any group of people and introduce yourself. At the beginning it is slightly terrifying - reminiscent of being a kid in the playground trying to make friends - but everyone welcomes all new people with a friendly 'hello'. 

The networking events are also open to non-members to try once, to see if it's for them - I can't recommend it enough. Coming from the industry in Ireland to London where no one really knows who I am, it's a great way to get my name and the SNK brand out there and show people where to find us when they need excellent audio work done.

 

Find out more at http://www.wftv.org.uk/


1 Year, 6 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago.


Each week we're selecting one of the lovely creative bods in the company to recommend a Spotify playlist for people who want to broaden their listening experiences. This week it's Ben's turn...

Ben Siegal - Engineer says:

There isn't really much of a theme to this playlist... It's just a collection of tracks and artists that I've been listening to a lot recently. Everything from Drum & Bass to Johnny Cash. Hit shuffle and enjoy! 

Link to Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/snk.studios/playlist/4BO5VvjgnkUesgvoQVPVUU


1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago.


We're delighted to have been creating all the audio for the colossal European-wide Euros 2016 Betfair campaign that kicked off last weekend. That includes multiple TV ads in 7 languages all with offer variations, original sound design, Music, VO and final mix delivery. Over the past month we've been handling everything from radio and script clearance to voice casting and music licensing. A massive shout goes out to our very own, legendary Chris Whiteside for handling most of the engineering at this end, and Senior Audio Producer Sam Dillon for his octopus-like handling of the account.

We're delighted to be working directly with the brand in this case, taking care of such a significant part of the production process on this large account.

Robin Marks, Head of TV & Radio Production for Paddy Power Betfair said: ’The guys at SNK really went the extra mile on this project, with so many versions, offers and languages it was a huge task to manage. Their audio producer, Sam is on call around the clock and just gets things sorted, exactly what you need when dealing with a huge campaign like this. From arranging voices and music to the final mixing, done by the wonderful Chris, their team did a stellar job, as ever. I couldn't recommend SNK highly enough'


1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 34 Minutes ago.


Each week we're selecting one of the lovely creative bods in the company to recommend a Spotify playlist for people who want to broaden their listening experiences. This week it's Seb's turn...

Seb Juviler - Co-Owner says:

Some clever soul has compiled a playlist of music that features in Adam Curtis documentaries... The man's a legend and his documentaries are astounding - and he always choses brilliant music. With 83 tracks ranging from Marlene Dietrich to Nine Inch Nails, and a generous smattering of Brian Eno, theres just about something for everyone!

Link to Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/snk.studios/playlist/53Kh875QlNY3xVWqtLgeAx


1 Year, 7 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 56 Minutes ago.


 

Here at SNK Studios we thought it was about time to show off (a tiny proportion) of the awesome ident, promos and kids audio work we produce here.

Enjoy! For any enquiries, call +44 (0)20 7387 0050


1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 53 Minutes ago.


Each week we're selecting one of the lovely creative bods in the company to recommend a Spotify playlist for people who want to broaden their listening experiences. This week it's Dan's turn...

Dan Jenkinson - Bookings Managers says:

Old-skool artists had limited studio euqpiment, but creativity/voice/song writing shone through. Plus a rumble of bass & bite of hi hats!

Link to playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/snk.studios/playlist/6qprRhkzkpX9G6xJADb4zo
 


1 Year, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 39 Minutes ago.


Each week we're selecting one of the lovely creative bods in the company to recommend a Spotify playlist for anyone to listen to. This week it's Sam's turn! 

Sam Dillon - Senior Audio Producer says:

I'm a massive fan of American singer-songwriter Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) and I’m always on the lookout for other artists with similar original approaches to acoustic and vocal phrasing. So, here’s a selection of tracks I’ve been listening to by artists inspired by his work… falsetto and all. Enjoy!