We're tremendously excited that the 2013 Music & Sound Awards are nearly upon us (Feb 21st @ Troxy in Central London) and once again, SNK Studios are finalists! Having won one of the delightful glossy black moulds last year for our Sound Design for the Welsh Rugby Union, this year we're stoked that it's our music efforts being recognised in the 'Best Original Composition' section. Our Canon 'Legria' spot in the Trailers & Promos category (with visuals from the brilliant animators at Mainframe) is up against four other equally lovely pieces! We'll be there on the night calming our nerves with a few beers, so watch this space...
Music arrangement & production for corporate fundraising campaign.
This year we had had the pleasure of working with our friends at Knifedge on this year's Crisis Christmas Card, an e-card package that corporations buy to raise money for Crisis.
Eight different Crisis members performed their own renditions of classic Christmas songs, including "White Christmas", "Silent Night" and "I Believe in Father Christmas". Here at SNK we recorded and produced full musical arrangemnets around their fantastic vocal performances, before of the eight Crisis members were then filmed in a Christmassy location performing their song again, allowing Knifedge to create a pop music video for each of them.
SNK director Kayvan Moghaddassi had this to say:
"This project was something I was particularly enthusiastic about working on, as I've been a volunteer at Crisis Christmas for six years now and I've seen first hand how the fantastic work which Crisis does can have such a positive impact on the lives of the individuals it helps. Whilst striving to transform the lives of homeless people and campaigning for change to prevent individuals becoming homeless in the first place, Crisis relys on donors to fund the work they do. I'm looking forward to seeing this campaign reach its fundraising target."
So far, the campaign has raised nearly £500,000 of its target of £600,000.
Original music, sound design, VO recording & broadcast mix for the latest Dominos TV commercial.
Once again we teamed up with director Guy Soulsby and producer Amanda Lowit, this time to piece together all of the audio for Big Communications epic new TV commercial to promote the new Dominos Pizza movies service.
The ad follows a dominos pizza on its' journey through a variety of film genres; a classic western, a 70s cop car scene, a spaceship invasion, a swat team arriving and finally the pizza is delivered by an alien craft!
We had great fun creating the music & sound design to set the scene for each film genre - check out the completed video below!
More Dominos Sound Design and Audio Post this month in the form of their 'Service' TV ad for the Gourmet range.
The close up footage needed to be matched with some big creative sound design - giving a small piece of feta some serious depth! They're always good fun to work on and a lovely team of people too, so thanks to everyone at Big Communications, Fresh Productions, Producer Amanda Lowit and Director Richard Pullar.
SNK Studios provide music and sound design for Jaguar's interactive installation at the 2012 Moscow Auto Show.
We were delighted to work in partnership with Dom Shovelton and creative agency Imagination on the music & sound design for the launch of Jaguar's new all-wheel drive model.
Two bespoke pieces of music were composed to picture by SNK's Kayvan Moghaddassi for two short films, along with sound design for eight technical animations which were synchronised with a moving scale model of the car's wheel base sat on top of an LED bed.
Orthodox selected for 'Crime and Punishment' short category at the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
We're delighted to have just completed all the Audio Post for Orthodox, the beautiful new (26 minute) short film from Tribeca award winning Director, David Leon. The film follows Benjamin, a Jewish ex-boxer, struggling to reintegrate with his community after release from prison.
The cast includes Stephen Graham, Michael Smiley, Giacomo Mancini and Christopher Fairbank and was produced by Dan Cleland and Daisy Allsop for Zeitgeist Films. SNK provided all the Audio Post including ADR, mix and sound design, engineered in-house by Seb Juviler.
Naturally we're very pleased that Orthodox will be making it's World Premier in October at the NFT2 on London's South Bank, having been shortlisted for the London Film Festival 2012. It's nice to know that all the hard work is paying off!
We'll keep you posted with any news.
UPDATE : MARCH 2013
Orthodox has gone into production as a full-length feature! More info here and here.
We're delighted that both the Canon 'Legria' idents for Drum and Royal Navy 'Predator' TV ad for WCRS have been picked up for relicense in the last month.
We're especially pleased about these two as they both have some of our best original music composition on there - so it's nice to know they're being put to good use!! Both were re-voiced at SNK Studios in the last month and are now on TV.
We had a great time spotting all the sound design for this awesome two minute stop motion production from Thieves Kitchen, 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 ;)