We're heading to Berlin this week, for it's annual film festival of premieres, awards and networking events. We've been invited to Berlinale Talents this year, which we're really excited about. The Talents Campus (as it was formerly known) is a gathering of over 300 film industry creatives, and an opportunity to share work, ideas, and learn about new technology in all areas of film.
As part of the programme there are public events and lectures about all things moving pictures. Each year there is a theme, and this year's is "2015: A Space Discovery". Space & sound is such a lush combination, we're looking forward to some interesting talks from people in the know. Here's our top picks of the week's events...
Interweaving story and sound development.
Masterclass on score composing.
Creating distinctive soundscapes for films.
Darren Aronofski and Claudia Llossa discuss how they have sculpted space in their own highly acclaimed work.
Multifaceted techniques to merge sound, image and timing with Susan Korda.
We first heard about Berlinale from our friends at The Quiet Hour and decided to apply to take part in the Dolby Atmos Mixing Masterclass. It was great to hear back from the organisers and learn we'd been placed in the top three applicants, and will get to hear our prepared piece in a state of the art theatre during the festival.
Most of all, we're looking forward to soaking up as much as we can from the week. We'll be sharing our favourite bits from Berlin when we get back home. Is anyone else going to the festival? Or is there anything you know is going on there and would love to take part in? Hopefully we'll get to catch up with some old faces, and meet some new ones!
Wishing everyone a great weekend, whatever you get up to.