BVE 2015: Harry Potter sound editor among key speakers

BVE 2015 will feature an interview with the supervising sound editor on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the event next week in London.

Other notable features include a case study on the BBC drama Sherlock and a discussion on recording sound in extreme conditions.

Taking place 24-26 February 2015 at Excel in London, BVE is the UK’s biggest dedicated broadcast and production technology event, showcasing innovations and services for the production, management and distribution of audio-visual content.

Event director Alison Willis said: “With issues of loudness and dialogue clarity constantly on the industry radar and in the news, we have ensured that audio topics feature prominently right across our seminar programme. Audio professionals will also have the chance to play with the latest audio equipment from leading manufacturers including Audio Technica, Calrec Audio, Clear-Com, Glensound, Roland and Wohler.”

Among many highlights of the seminar programme, James Mather, the Emmy-award winning and BAFTA nominated supervising sound editor will be chatting about his work on Cinderella, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Sherlock Holmes. The BBC’s Sherlock also gets the BVE treatment as BAFTA Craft award winners Doug Sinclair, the owner and co-founder of Bang Post Production, and dubbing mixer Howard Bargroff explore the audio technology and techniques used on the hit drama. Pete Lee, sound recordist and engineer (Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell, Man vs. Wild), joins the panel considering ‘The challenges and solutions of extreme shooting’, while The Institute of Professional Sound (IPS) provides an essential guide to getting good sound on a budget.