Hello, we are Angell Sound, leading specialists in audio post-production for television, cinema, radio advertising and digital platforms. Based in the heart of Soho, our experience, knowledge and expertise helps our clients deliver the very best sound for their project. Since we began in 1979, we've grown from a small one-room studio to a thriving five-studio facility. Oh, and did we mention we've won some awards for our hard work along the way?
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Everyone at Angell Sound was very pleased
to hear that our friends at We R and Bigballs Films
won a glorious Cannes Gold Lion in the
"Branded Entertainment & Content" category for their work with Nike on the brilliant social interactive football game "I am Playr".
Well done to Tim & Patrick here who worked tirelessly with the team over the past year, overseeing the 'point of view' sound design for the drama embedded within the game and all the marketing material.
A massive 'Congratulations!' to all involved.
Want to know more?
Check out the case study here on vimeo.
And here we are with the eagerly awaited results of the Angell Sound Easter Caption Competition!
Congratulations to the winners and a huge 'thank you' to everyone who entered and gave us all a giggle with your silliness!
Richard Germain, CST The Gate (seen on the right of the picture)
CAPTION: Maureen call the police, Willy Wonka's had his way with the rabbit again!
THE RUNNER UP:
Dominic Gettins, Euro RSCG (seen on the left of the picture!)
CAPTION: And that's my Duracell battery hen;
To see who the other finalists were, check out our Facebook page.
We're thrilled to have won The Music & Sound Award 2012
for Best Sound Design in a Radio Commercial with Cadbury Highlights.
Well done Dave & thank you to Fallon.
Angell Sound are pleased to be a sponsor for the Music and Sound Awards
and we're delighted to have been nominated
for a Best Sound Design in a Radio Commercial Award with
Cadbury Highlights "Let's Make Some Highlight",
and A Best Sound Design in a Cinema Commercial Award with
Hewlett Packard Envy "Hear The Music The Way The Artist Intended"
Winners will be announced on February 23rd at the inaugural awards night at Koko.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
After putting all the entries in a hat and having a good old rummage around, we’re delighted to announce that the first name plucked out and therefore the winner of our Christmas Pudding Competition is the delightful Emmalou Johnson of AMV BBDO. So a super duper iPad 2 will be winging its way to her shortly.
The runner-up prize of a spiffing iPod nano goes to the lovely Sophie Horner of Leo Burnett.
Consolation prizes of scrummy Christmas Puds will also be winging their way to Richard Germain of CST The Gate; Sahar Bluck of Euro RSCG, Dave Woods of J.Walter Thompson (London); Jeremy Goodman-Smith of The Edge Picture Company; Brian Riley of DDB and to Alessia Small of The Brooklyn Brothers.
Congratulations to you all and a huge thanks to everyone who participated. We wish you all the very happiest & healthiest of holidays and look forward to seeing you all next year!
June saw Dave working on a new and exciting cinema commercial soundtrack for Hewlett Packard featuring Plan B. The ad was conceived by the agency Drum, produced by Ja Digital and directed by Helen Downing, to promote the ‘Beats' audio technology that comes installed in Hewlett Packard’s premium products.
We were involved from the ground up as the audio experience was core to the sound design. Dave, created the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, however he first acted as audio supervisor on the shoot to ensure that the position of the musicians in shot would best utilise the effect of the surround experience.
The idea was for Plan B to give the audience an insight into how he made his hit single ‘She Said’. This would be done with him walking around the studio introducing the various elements one by one, while the viewer has the experience of being positioned in amongst the band.
With the final mix, Dave was able to position each element around the room relative to where they appeared in shot using the stems from the original composition. Next, was the movement of Plan B himself, where the audience follows his movement from his initial position in the control room, out into the studio and around the back of the band to finish up in the front of shot. Finally, all of the elements were then brought together and balanced to give the audience the feeling of being literally ‘in the song’.
The end result is an extremely engaging example of the how to maximise the use of the surround sound domain.
For use of the commercial online, a binaural 3D sound mix was also created. When listened to using headphones, the technology gives the impression and depth of a surround mix using only the left and right stereo outputs.
We have aims to hold informal talks about the sound production, which will include playing the ad in our Dolby Digital 5.1 studio for anyone who might be interested in hearing the final mix. Please email Suz or call on 020 7478 7777 to agree a convenient time to pop in.
You may have seen this ad during the final matches of the Premier League 2011 season. Nick spent a good chunk of May working with Judy Ross from Iris who produced this lovely ad for VW commercial vans. Tony Barry directed the ad with Academy acting as the production company. Check our vimeo page to view the commercial.
April saw Crawford, Tim and Patrick creating sound design and mixes on the new campaign for Range Rover. “Being Henry” is a slick, cinematic, interactive online choose-your-own-adventure game from Brooklyn Brothers, Somesuch and Less Rain. The scope of the project is immense – whilst a single play only lasts between 5 and 10 minutes the number of possible choices and scenarios pushes the total running time closer to an hour. The sheer amount of material gave rise to a rather unique situation in which 3 different audio post facilities were working together to get the project finished on time. You can enjoy the full game here.
Our new reception! Click on the picture to see more...
You may have seen on BBC4, Agony and Ecstasy: A Year with English National Ballet. Nick (Ep1&2) and Patrick (Ep3) were very pleased to complete for TigerAspect the audio mix for the fantastic 3 x 1 hour series directed by Rob Farquhar, with music by Nick Harvey. It received amazing reviews in all the major press, and was something we were particularly pleased to be involved with. As with all documentary programmes the audio mix is always a challenge with much of the story being built up with audio from all sorts of (mainly very noisy) locations, but with help from a good edit, the warm tones of David Morrisey's voice over, good music and of course a great mix, the story came alive.
The back end of last year saw new engineer Tim kicking into overdrive in A5 completing two series of teen drama "The Cut" for BBC switch and an exciting new project from BigBalls films that's already creating quite a buzz — Iamplayr. An innovative blend of social gaming and live action video content, this is no ordinary football game. It lets you live life quite literally through the eyes of a superstar striker. The game combines elements of strategy, first person 3D gameplay and live action scenes (mixed here at Angell) during which you make decisions that affect the game both on and off the pitch. It's due to hit Facebook soon so look out! You can check out the trailer here: iamplayr.com.
Dave was at his most skilful best just before Christmas when he worked on the Peugeot 205 ‘Puzzle’ TV spot for Euro RSCG. The brief was to create a soundtrack consisting of a musical composition that would also work as a sound design piece to compliment the visuals on screen. The music was composed using Logic Audio which enabled Dave to manipulate and tune all of the sfx to fit the track. A great vocal performance was then added courtesy of Tom Meeten to create a mix that brought joy to all concerned! Have a listen for yourself here: Peugeot Video.
One of Nick’s favourite topics is the art of being a ‘voice over’ and he is always keen to remind everyone how lucky we are to have the huge resource of acting talent at our disposal to come in and deliver a suitable performance for whatever the product might be. He is equally happy participating in the direction of a Hollywood star, such as Willem Dafoe, who was the voice for the Bird’s Eye Polar Bear for AMVBBDO, or an actor just starting out in this business who needs gentle guidance and reassurance to deliver the performance we’re looking for. It is an exciting and interesting part of the audio production process! To hear Nick's direction in action: Bird's Eye Video.
We’d like to extend our congratulations to Momentum Pictures and Fox Searchlight for the critical and commercial success of 'The Kings Speech' and 'Black Swan', especially as they look set to scoop even more awards over the next few weeks. So we are delighted to have got in on the ground floor of the adulation via our involvement in the making of ads for both films with Create Advertising. Crawford and Patrick were each slaving over a hot system to deliver the numerous versions and as you can imagine there were lots of variations on ‘winner of 14 Baftas, 13 Baftas, 4 Golden Globes’...
I think you get the picture! But it’s always good to know that in our own tiny, tiny way, we have helped with the success of these two exceptional movies.