A while ago we reported on the documentary Mrs Bach, for which our own Paul Wilson produced the sound. The show recently won a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Film awards in The Arts category – so congrats to Paul and all involved.
The Digital Design Studio is home to The Dubbing Theatre – a professional recording and dubbing studio, working primarily in radio, television and film. Paul Wilson who runs this facility also helps support the teaching on our MDes in Sound for The Moving Image, when not working on commercial projects.
Paul’s recently been working on an interesting range of documentaries, covering whether Bach’s wife wrote some of the pieces attributed to him, a one-off documentary for BBC 4 on Constable, and a series on Cybercrimes for BBC News and World News. This last is midway through its run, catch recent and upcoming episodes here: Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley
Broadcast last night, Pipers of the Trenches was a BBC Scotland special on the role of the bag-pipers in the Scottish regiments in World War I. For the programme, historian Michael Stedman worked with the sound specialists at the DDS, Paul Wilson and Ronan Breslin, on recreating the sounds of the battlefield. This was then played back in our Arup Ambisonic sound lab – which provides a full 360 degree audio experience – to create an authentic and terrifying WWI soundscape.