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Liz Carlyon : Capturing the story…

My background in audio lies within recording sound for visual media productions. I originally trained in music and music technology to A Level and university standard. Between 2010-13 I studied Music BA Hons, with strong elements of film sound analysis and composition, at the University of Nottingham. During this time, and even before, I was heavily involved in ideas of creating and working on projects myself and spent a good deal of time immersing myself in within the local independent film community in order to gain as much knowledge as possible. Already with a strong background in the understanding of audio and audio technology, sound for me has always been the natural path, and I take pride in researching and educating myself in as many aspects of this as possible, and keeping up to date with the latest innovations and ideas.

For me, recording audio is not only the technical art of recording what is in front of me, but also a creative process to analyse and capture best the nuances of different moments and environments. I have been working in the industry on a wide variety of projects, from reality to documentary to drama, for approximately five years now, and under this time I have been exposed to an enormous collection of different sound scenarios and setups. I greatly enjoy the challenges of using detailed planning and pre-production stages including consultation and reconnaissance in order to come up with in-depth solutions to ensure the highest quality audio can be recorded on the day and that all workings run as smoothly as possible. This attitude is something that I continue both inside and outside of set, as I always strive to keep my ears awake, listening out for any unique recording opportunities and challenges to test out my skills.

Previous clients that I have worked with include Moonlighting Stockholm, ICA Maxi, Telenor, Rebellion Developments Ltd. and Kanal 75 (see portfolio for full list), and I am always eager to meet and work with new creative teams. If there is anything I can do for you, or if you have any upcoming projects in need of a sound recordist or boom operator, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can arrange a meeting. I am currently based in Stockholm, but have experience of working throughout Europe (including additional bases in the UK).