Mark Hills joins Factory
We are very pleased to announce that Mark Hills has joined our award-winning team of sound designers here at Factory.
Mark started his career in sound design in 2012, very quickly moving his way up the Soho engineering ranks. Working across a wide range of projects from advertising to broadcast, feature films to games; Mark's experience, enthusiasm and sublime sound design skills, are a perfect fit for Factory.
Since his arrival, Mark has already created some great work for Lacoste, Jury's Inn, PayPal and the Cannes New Directors Showcase.
For more information, or to book Mark, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolby Atmos Mix for Vue's 'This Is Not A Cinema'
We recently created a stunning Dolby Atmos mix for Vue as part of the brand’s ‘This Is Not A Cinema’ campaign.
Working with advertising agency Joint and director Rama Allen at The Mill+, Anthony Moore and Phil Bolland were tasked with creating an immersive sound-scape utilising Dolby Atmos technology in our purpose built Dolby Atmos suite.
The aim of the film is to put the viewer at the heart of the Vue cinema experience. This idea was key to the initial sound design brief, as Founding Partner and Creative Director Anthony explains, “Every sequence of the film is designed to immerse you in what Vue has to offer as a cinema. From the outset of this project, we set about designing our sounds so that they would fully utilise the creative possibilities offered by mixing in Dolby Atmos. We wanted to make the cinema audience have a physical reaction to the sound. We wanted them not only to hear it, but to feel it.”
Working with the music track ‘The Rift’ by Solomon Grey, we were able to create a bespoke mix of the track in Dolby Atmos using the music stems. Being able to accurately place and move the music within the cinema created a spine tingling experience in the room.
“The Solomon Grey track was a perfect choice for this project. It’s a beautiful wash of warm pads that simply sounds wonderful when mixed in Dolby Atmos. We specifically started the music in the rear speakers and slowly brought the lush pads forward and over the heads of the audience as the track revealed itself to the room. It immediately got the ‘hairs on the back of the neck’ tingling and was a really fresh way to open the film," said Anthony.
Moore and Bolland then set about creating sound design elements to enhance the storytelling and cinematic experience of each sequence of the film. These sounds were then placed as objects within the Dolby Atmos environment to create a thoroughly compelling and immersive final mix. The film was delivered nationwide to Vue cinemas in Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1. with the 7.1 and 5.1 mixes accurately created using the Dolby Atmos re-render technology of the RMU. Ben Firth, Head of Technical oversaw the final delivery.
“It was imperative for this project that the audience experienced the full impact of our Atmos mix, regardless of the in-cinema surround sound setup. Being able to utilise the re-rendering tools available through the Dolby RMU allowed us to smoothly manage the delivery of the 7.1 and 5.1 mixes without compromising the integrity of our original Atmos mix.”
‘This Is Not A Cinema’ is designed to highlight Vue’s leadership in event cinema. The film forms part of Vue’s in-cinema experience and will be played before every film, in every screen, at every Vue location nationwide. It’s estimated the film will be viewed over 37 million times each year.
The film also shows our commitment to pushing the creative capabilities of Dolby Atmos since the installation of our Atmos suite in 2015. With a host of new Dolby Atmos projects lined up for the remainder of 2017, we are paving the way for our clients to experience and utilise truly immersive sound.
Vue ‘This Is Not A Cinema’ can be viewed here as a stereo mix, but is best enjoyed in one of Vue’s Dolby Atmos equipped cinemas.
For any Dolby Atmos mixing enquiries or demos, please contact email@example.com
Gold at British Arrows 2017
It was a fantastic night for us at this years British Arrows awards. Anthony and Jon’s work for Temptations 'Keep Them Busy’ took home the Gold for Best Sound Design!
This years win marked our third consecutive Gold Arrow for Best Sound Design; following on from Honda 'The Other Side’ in 2015 and Save The Children 'Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ in 2016. An amazing achievement!
Thank you to the British Arrows and everyone involved in these projects, we are extremely proud.
First & Second Prize at New York Festival 2017
We are thrilled to have received two awards at this years New York Festival.
Held in Manhattan in New York City, Jon was in attendance to collect First Prize for his work on Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’, and also Second Prize for Anthony’s work on Channel 4’s ‘We're The Superhumans’.
We’re very proud!
Silver & Bronze at The A-List Awards 2017
We are delighted to have won two awards at this years A-List Awards in Hollywood.
Our work on Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ picked up Silver for Film Advertising Craft, whilst Channel 4’s ‘We're The Superhumans’ collected Bronze.
Gold at The One Show 2017
It was an incredible night for Channel 4’s ‘We're The Superhumans’ at this years The One Show.
This iconic film took home a Gold and the Best In Discipline Award for the Moving Image Craft category. Congrats once again to all involved!
D&AD Awards 2017
We are honoured to have been awarded four Best Sound Design Pencils at this years D&AD awards.
The night saw us take home Wood Pencils for Save The Children’s ‘Every Last Child’ as well as Under Armour’s ‘Prince With A 1000 Enemies’ and ‘Numbers', and a Graphite Pencil for Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’.
We are also delighted to have been a part of Channel 4's 'We're The Superhumans', which was awarded two highly regarded Black Pencils, for Film Advertising Direction, and TV Commercials.
What a fantastic achievement!
British Arrows 2017 Nominations
We are extremely proud to have three pieces of work shortlisted for Best Sound Design at this years British Arrows Awards!
Sonnet Insurance ‘Balloon', Temptations ‘Keep Them Busy’, and Honda ‘Up’ all feature in the Craft shortlist.
Looking forward to the big night!
Creative Circle 2017 Nominations
We are delighted to have four shortlisted pieces of work in the Film Craft Best Sound Design category at this years Creative Circle Awards.
The nominated work includes Virgin Media ‘9.58 Seconds’, Save The Children ’Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’, Glenfiddich ’The Experimental Series’, and Under Armour ’Numbers’.
Fingers crossed for the night!
Factory's Short Film Showcase - Home & Wonderkid
We we will be hosting a very special instalment of our Short Film Showcase next week as we feature two fantastic films... the inspirational WONDERKID and the BAFTA-winning HOME.
This exclusive screening is from 7pm on Friday 3rd March at Dolby Europe, Soho.
Entry is on a first come first served basis, so please register your interest to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.
HOME wins British Short Film at BAFTA
We are extremely proud to announce that HOME was awarded Best British Short Film at this years BAFTA!
HOME, directed by Daniel Mulloy and starring Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger, follows a comfortable English family who experience a life-changing journey of their own. The film puts the spotlight on the current refugee crisis and is a project that endeavours to open up an important debate around a very serious issue of our time.
We are all thrilled and honoured to be a part of such a brave and vital film. You can watch the trailer here, and the moment it won here.
In honour of it's win at the BAFTA's, we will be showcasing HOME at our upcoming Short Film Showcase on Friday 3rd March. The showing will also include a one off Q&A with some of the team behind it, including our very own Jon Clarke.
More details to follow soon!
Battlefield 1 in Dolby Atmos
We were delighted to host the launch of the first ever Dolby Atmos mastered gaming experience for the video game Battlefield 1.
Working with Havas Sports & Entertainment Cake and EA, we welcomed fans and critics alike to showcase what it sounds like to play and hear the game in our Dolby Atmos suite.
You can read a review from Trusted Reviews here…
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Aerial Award - December
We're very proud to have won December's Aerial Award for our work on McDonalds 'Greg & Sean'.
The spot was put together by our very own Dan Beckwith for Leo Burnett and was featured in this week's edition of Campaign.
The Aerial Awards celebrate the best of British radio advertising with each month's winner chosen by an influential figure within the advertising industry.
Have a listen to the ad here...
HOME nominated for BAFTA!
We are absolutely thrilled to see that HOME has been nominated for Best British Short Film at this years BAFTA Awards. With beautifully crafted sound design and a stunning theatrical mix from our very own Jon Clarke, the film is a compelling take on the current refugee crisis.
HOME was written and directed by BAFTA-winning director Daniel Mulloy and produced by Black Sheep Studios, SomeSuch and Dokufest. The film had its world premiere at last years SXSW Festival and has continued to receive critical acclaim from audiences around the world.
It's an amazing achievement for HOME to be recognised by BAFTA and we are honoured to be a part of such a fantastic project and all that it stands for. Congratulations to all involved!
Grand Prix & Silver at Eurobest 2016
We are thrilled to see our work featured at this years Eurobest Awards.
Jon’s impeccable work for Save The Children’s ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ picked up a Silver for Best Sound Design, whilst Anthony's sterling work for Channel 4's 'We're The Superhumans' saw the project pick up the highly coveted Film Craft Grand Prix!
Congratulations to all involved.
Gold at British Arrows Craft Awards 2016!
We are absolutely delighted to have picked up Gold for Sound Design at this years British Arrows Craft Awards.
With 5 pieces of our work shortlisted in the final 10 nominations, the night saw Jon’s work on the powerful Save The Children 'Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’ take home Gold. We were also thrilled to see Channel 4 Paralympics ‘We're The Superhumans’ pick up Best Crafted Commercial.
A huge congratulations to all our friends and clients involved in the evenings winning and nominated work.
This is an incredible end to a fantastic award-winning year for Factory, and we are all extremely proud.
Winner at HPA Awards 2016!
We are honoured to have picked up Outstanding Sound in a Commercial at this years HPA Awards for the fourth consecutive year!
With Factory involved in four of the five shortlisted projects, the awards evening in Los Angeles saw Anthony and Neil’s work on Sainsbury’s ‘Mog's Christmas Calamity’ pick up the winning accolade.
Congratulations and thanks to all involved!
Gold & Bronze at the Shots Awards 2016!
We are very happy to have received Gold and Bronze awards for Best Use of Sound Design at this years Shots Awards.
Anthony’s work on the epic Channel 4 Paralympics 'We're The Superhumans’ received the Gold, whilst Jon picked up a Bronze for the powerful Save The Children ‘Still The Most Shocking Second A Day’.
Factory named Music & Sound Company of the Year at the LIA's 2016
This years London International Awards saw Factory named as the Music & Sound Company of the Year. We also picked up Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for our work for Honda and Save The Children.
The LIA awarded work saw Anthony pick up a Gold for Best Sound Design with Honda 'Ignition', Phil was awarded a Silver for Honda 'Paper' and Jon received a Bronze for Save The Children’s 'Still The Most Shocking Second A Day'. Anthony Moore and Neil’s work for Sainsbury’s 'Mog's Christmas Calamity' also made the jury's final shortlist for outstanding Sound Design.
The 31st annual London International Awards judging week was held in Las Vegas, and saw a jury of renowned industry figures judge the best work from around the world. Factory was awarded Music & Sound Company of the Year based on our trio of LIA award wins, plus our involvement across a host of other LIA award winning projects.
Anthony Moore, Founding Partner & Creative Director at Factory said, "Music & Sound Company of the Year is an amazing accolade to receive from the LIA's. It makes me very proud that our work has been held in such high esteem by the jury and it's testament to all the hard work put in by the whole team at Factory. Thanks to all our friends, collaborators and clients for the amazing sound design briefs. 2016 has been a fantastic journey for us all."
Gold & Bronze at the Cresta Awards!
We are extremely proud to have received Gold and Bronze awards for sound design at this years Cresta Awards.
Phil's stunning work on Honda 'Paper' received the Gold award, whilst Anthony picked up a Bronze for the exhilarating Honda 'Ignition'.
The Cresta International Advertising Awards recognises the best work from around the world and we are thrilled to have received these amazing honours.