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Media Composer Shifts Audio Out of Sync: A DiscussionsonicskepsiphotoP0P1

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:19:33 +0000

Expanding tracks in Pro Tools was like the holy grail to us dialogue editors when it came along.  No more messing about with EDLs and basically having to rebuild the picture editor’s sound arrangement.  When conforming from EDLs, it could take you the best part of a week just to get your session to match […]

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About Time – Dialogue Editing TechniquessonicskepsiScreen Shot 2013-10-13 at 19.58.31

Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:55:30 +0000

It’s been a while since I last posted about my dialogue editing techniques on a specific film so, with the release of the latest one I worked on, About Time, I thought I’d share some thoughts on a bit of software I experimented with on it –  a relatively new plugin called Unveil by Zynaptiq that […]

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From The Horse’s Mouthsonicskepsid43755194fa0bd51cffe8667d11dd069adf74e50.620.350.1.0.617.349

Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:23:36 +0000

This weekend, I gave a very short talk at an event in Newcastle, called From The Horse’s Mouth. It was organised by Tyneside Cinema as part of a short film course they’ve been running for 15-19 year olds in the North-East. The aim was to get a few industry professionals to talk a bit about how they found […]

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iPad3 ♥ MixPre-D ♥ AuriasonicskepsiiPad3 & MixPre-DPortable Recording Solution?

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:15:16 +0000

After much deliberation, I’m finally up and running with my iPad 3 / Sound Devices MixPre-D sound recording combo!  I only got about half an hour this evening to quickly give it a test run but I’ll share the resulting recordings with you as a rough demo: My deliberation was due to originally wanting to […]

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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:15:58 +0000

As I’m sure many of you are aware, voting for the Vimeo Awards is currently in progress.  I recently discovered that a short film I worked on last year, ‘Skirt’, by the fantastic director, Amanda Boyle,  has been entered in the fashion category.  Please check it out and give it your vote! Bar a few […]

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The Sound Collectors’ Club: Last Theme of 2011sonicskepsicafe pic

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:15:20 +0000

So we’re finishing the year with what will hopefully be a variety of cafe atmoses from around the world.  Full details at:

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Sound Collectors’ Club NewssonicskepsiProtest!night and day

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:41:21 +0000

The latest theme:  ‘Protest’ is in progress over at The Sound Collectors’ Club.  For full info, head over to: Also, the Night and Day collection is now back online – but not in the usual way;  The Sound Collectors’ Club may well move it’s stock from Soundcloud over to Sugarsync.  Check out the full details at:

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Dialogue Editing Videos by John Purcellsonicskepsi

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:37:03 +0000

A few months back, I started off my series (all 2 of them!  One more to come soon….) of videos about dialogue editing techniques by saying that I didn’t think that dialogue editing was discussed much online – certainly not in comparison to sound design. Consequently, when I do stumble across such information, as I […]

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The Sound Collectors’ Club: September’s ThemesonicskepsiTRAINS: BGs

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:19:16 +0000

The companion collection to June’s theme is in progress over at The Sound Collectors’ Club!  For full info, head over to   

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The Sound Collectors’ Club: August’s ThemesonicskepsiDOOR BELLS & BUZZERS

Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:23:18 +0000

Quite a simple theme in progress this month over at The Sound Collectors’ Club, after quite a tricky one in July.  For full info, head over to

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