ARTICLE: 2019 - Our Year In Review
Updated: Dec 6, 2019
2019 has been a fantastic year for 344 Audio and we are all extremely proud of the work we have completed. As the year draws to a close its important to look back on what we have achieved. We have been lucky enough to work on a diverse range of projects with amazing filmmakers. Our work has been recognised by the international film community, leading to several awards wins. We expanded our studio and made additions to the team as well as launching the online store and our in-house sound effects libraries. In this post, we look back on some of the highlights for the company in 2019.
January was a big month for us as we launched the 344 Audio online store and our first sound effect libraries, Alien Atmospheres, and Low-Frequency elements. We also began work on the horror short The Seance and released our 2019 sound design teaser reel.
February saw us launch new areas of our studio, the Graham Bell suite, and Arkwright suite.
We also worked on the Australian feature documentary Tulin, which explored the effects of deforestation in Borneo.
In March we completed work on the horror film Doll Cemetery which was a really fun project to be involved with. We also constructed a D.I.Y waterphone to be used for creepy atonal sounds.
April was a busy month which saw us begin work on some larger projects, most notably the British Army recruitment video for the Duke of Lancaster regiment, the Iraq war drama Still young and fan-film Star Wars: Wrath of the Empire.
In May we celebrated week 100 of our sound of the week! We also completed the final mix for Still Young, with Director Marcos Spalding traveling up from Hereford to finish the mix with us. The Duke of Lancaster regiment recruitment video was also released and received over 35,000 views in the first 24 hours. May also saw the online release of The Last Dance, which we mixed in 5.1 and mixed the score.
In June we completed filming for our studio video with Red Pencil productions. We also began composing initial musical themes for the comedy series Caretakers and wrote a post for pro sound effects: 5 ways to improve your mixing room. June was also the month of the Manchester freelance film crew networking event which we helped to organise.
July saw us complete work on the film Beneath Desire, with Sergei and Niamh coming all the way up from London to complete the final mix with us. We also began work on the short film The Afterlife Bureau and the animated film Home Start for which we were both sound design and composer.
In August we released our sound effect library Supernatural Ghosts on the 344 online store.
We began work on the Horror Film The haunting of Pottersfield and completed the final mix for Star Wars: Wrath of the Empire. August saw us get out into the field and record some medieval battle sound effects. We also made a new addition to the team in the form of Ellie, our Client Liaison.
September proved to be a busy month, as we completed the final mix for the Haunting of Pottersfield and finished production on the Canadian series Back To Square One and Feature Film Muse. Other highlights from this month include the teaser trailer released for Star Wars: Wrath of the Empire and receiving the award for Best Sound for our work on I Am God.
In October we worked on a couple of documentaries for NME about addiction in the music industry. We also released 3 horror sound effect libraries to tie in with Halloween, Haunting Ambiences, Zombie Specimens, and the Torture Chamber. We won the Night of Horror film festival award for best sound design for our work on the Haunting of Potterfield. We also welcomed Jack to the team as our junior audio craftsman.
November saw us complete the final music cues for comedy series Caretakers. We also attended the premiere for Mad Lord: Samurai of 1000 deaths in London. The team all came together for our official photoshoot for the 344 Audio website.
In December we have been planning the next chapter of 344 Audio, which has involved extensive research and preparation work. We have also been making additions to the in-house sound effects library with field recordings gathered from London.
We hoped you enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for further updates and big announcements soon. 2020 is shaping up to be our biggest year yet!
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