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About Brad Williams

Re-recording mixer | UK

An award-winning, innovative & creative Sound Designer, Dubbing Mixer, Composer & Session Musician. A strong & inspiring leader, managing a dynamic team of people & multiple facilities. Proactive, passionate & decisive under pressure. Able to meet tight & fast changing deadlines. Imaginative, collaborative & always seeking the best product, whilst client facing & diligent.

Awards:
Clio Entertainment Award – Gold, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Television/Streaming: Spot/Promo-Kids/Children, 2017
Clio Entertainment Award – Bronze, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Television/Streaming: Video Promo Technique – Editing, 2017
PromaxBDA Africa – Gold, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Best Children’s Promo, 2017
PromaxBDA Africa – Silver, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, DStv/M-Net Best Editing, 2017
PromaxBDA UK – Silver, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Best Long Form Or Branded Content, 2017
PromaxBDA UK – Bronze, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Best Children’s Promo (Clip-Based), 2017
PromaxBDA Global Excellence Promotion – Gold, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, On Air Typography, 2017
PromaxBDA Global Excellence Promotion – Silver, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Technical Innovation – Digital Platforms, 2017
PromaxBDA Global Excellence Promotion – Bronze, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Program Promotional Spot, 2017
PromaxBDA Europe – Gold, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Interstitial/Shortform Spot Design, 2017
PromaxBDA Europe – Gold, “Star Wars Rebels Recap”, Children’s Programme Spot, 2017
PromaxBDA UK – Silver, “Liv & Maddie”, Best Children’s Promo (Clip-Based), 2015
PromaxBDA UK – Bronze, “Marvel Universe On Disney XD”, Best Children’s Promo (Originated), 2014
PromaxBDA Global Excellence Promotion – Gold, “Disney XD Bro Battles”, Best Children’s Program Campaign Using Multiple Media, 2014
PromaxBDA Africa – Gold, “Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja Launch Teaser”, Best On-Air Program Campaign, 2013
PromaxBDA Africa – Silver, “Hail To The Beak”, Best Children’s Promo, 2012
PromaxBDA Global Excellence Promotion – Silver, “Area Disney XD”, Stunt Promotion – On-Air Only, 2012 PromaxBDA Africa – Gold, “Close Encounters Of The Ferb Kind”, Best Children’s Promo, 2011
PromaxBDA UK – Silver, “Kick’s Possible Dream” Best Children’s Promo – Clip Based, 2010
RTS Award, Innovative Use of Modern Technology, Granada Sky Broadcasting, 1997
National Television Award, Most Popular Daytime Television Programme, This Morning, 1997 & 1998

Experience:
Senior Dubbing Mixer (staff), Deluxe/Technicolor Network Services, December 2005 – Present, Multilingual promos (up to 19 languages)/interstitials/short & long form. Mixing/track laying & sound design/voiceover recording & direction/music editing & composition, 360 Ambisonic audio & 5.1/international ISDN/DigiDelivery/FTP/VPN. Designing, developing & implementing workflows/creating deliverables for HDTV/integration with FCP, AVID & Premiere for Disney+, Disney Channel, Disney Junior/Playhouse Disney, ABC1, Disney Cinemagic, Disney XD & Jetix channels/cinema release/and terrestrial broadcast advertising/all other multimedia/social media platforms for the US/UK/NORDIC/EMEA regions. Managing 6 staff dubbing mixers, multiple freelance staff, 8 dubbing suites & 5 voiceover booths. Liaising with The Client at all levels. Holding team & pre-production meetings, along with planning & implementation meetings with the technical support team. Recruitment & training of further staff, in accordance with business growth.

Dubbing Mixer/Sound Designer, “Fiona Oakes: For The Animals”, Insightful Films, 2015

Dubbing Mixer, “The KIM Project”, Katalyst Productions/Media Trust/Sainsbury’s, March 2012

Dubbing Mixer, “Life In The Shadows” – ‘The Meads Of Asphodel’ independent documentary, November 2010

Post Production Advisor, Disney XD “Pro Jam” shoot, February 2010

Sound Supervisor (contract), BSkyB, October 2004-January 2005

Sound Recordist (freelance), Corporate films for John Lewis Partnership, Clarity Productions, October 2004-October 2005

Sound Recordist/Dubbing Mixer (freelance), EMAP Performance, 2004-2005

Sound Assistant (freelance), ‘Studio Disney’, Disney/CTV, October 2004 Senior Sound Supervisor, Nickelodeon UK, Studio/PSC/Outside Broadcasts, July 2000–August 2004 Freelance Floor Sound Operator, ‘Smile’, LPC/CBBC/BBC2 2003 Sound Recordist (freelance), ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, LWT/ITV1 2002

Sound Recordist (staff), ‘This Morning’, Granada Television/ITV1 Covering PSC, OB’s and studio work. September 1998–June 2000 Freelance Floor Sound Operator, ‘Diggit’, Pearson Television/Buena Vista, GMTV/ITV1 1998-2000 Sound Recordist, ‘This Morning Pass the Parcel Lapland Expedition’, Granada Television/ITV1 1999 Sound Recordist (Steadicam Unit), ‘ITV Chef of the Year’, Action Time/Granada, ITV1 1999 Sound Recordist, ‘Guinness World Records’ (Munich), LWT/ITV1 1999 Sound Recordist, ‘Collection’, This Morning strand, Granada Television/ITV1 1998-1999 PSC & DV Filming Course Trainer, Granada Sky Broadcasting Instructing and training researchers and technical crew from their Lifestyle, Men & Motors, MUTV and Shop! channels. 1999
Producer/Director, ‘One to One Interviewing Skills’, Careerdecisions Ltd. 1999

Sound Recordist/Studio Sound Assistant, Granada Sky Broadcasting 1997-1998

Music & Sound Design Commissions:
Match Of The Day 2016 Titles (Guitar & SFX), BBC1
Monster Hugs Mornings (sung by Brian Blessed), Disney Junior
DC Toon Animation Block (for Turkey), Disney Channel Girls Vs. Boys Do Dzwonka Interstitials, Disney (Titles & Underscores)
Handy Manny Theme (Sound-alike) Playhouse Disney
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme (Sound-alike) Playhouse Disney
Hannah-Oke, Disney
Hannah Superfan, Disney Monsters Inc. Channel Premiere Ident, Disney Cinemagic Hannah Montana/George At Asda Sponsorship Bumpers, Disney Hope & Faith – Brady Bunch Titles Remake (Promo), ABC1/Disney The History Of Animation (Interstitial), Nickelodeon Pop Tarts (Multi Channel/Territory Advertising Campaign), EMAP Performance TV/Napster/Kellogg’s This Is Nick 2 (Interstitial), Nickelodeon UK Keeping Up With The Joneses, BBC1/Leopard Films Hairy Dog Stories, Nickelodeon UK (music & sound design) Mr. Bean Promo, Nickelodeon UK
2003 Reloaded, Discovery International/Tern Television 2003 Xmas Promo, Nickelodeon UK Off The Hook, Nickelodeon UK Debate Mate/Nlist, Nickelodeon UK Wild Weekends, ITV1/London News Network You Do Too, Nick Jr. N List 3rd series underscore, Nickelodeon UK Provado Plant Protectors, Periwinkle Productions/Bayer (music & sound design) Stop The Pop, Nickelodeon UK Who Wants to be at Nick On Air, Nickelodeon UK Southwell Business Park, Periwinkle Productions Extreme Gakmeister, Nicktv.co.uk The Integra Project, Garage Media Group/Careerdecisions Ltd. Jump & Pump, MUTV 2 Wheels Better, Granada Men & Motors 4 Wheels Good, Granada Men & Motors Performance Power, Granada Men & Motors Lord Lust’s Lovelies, Granada Men & Motors Bikers’ Night Off, Granada Men & Motors Freelance Audio Post Production Commissions:
Snetterton British Touring Car Championship, Sightline/MotorSport Vision Hairy Dog Stories (4 x 1’30” interstitials), Nickelodeon UK Oakley Thump Promo, EMAP Performance TV Mercenaries Promo, EMAP Performance TV Creative ZEN Micro Promo, EMAP Performance TV Other Skills & Experience:
ProTools Ultimate/Logic X Digidesign ICON D-Control 5.1/D-Command/ProControl/Edit Pack/002/Mbox 2/Mbox Micro/ProTools 12/HD/TDM/LE (Mac/PC)
Universal Audio Interfaces
EBU R128 Loudness Normalisation
Dolby 5.1 Surround and associated delivery formats trained (2007)
iZOTOPE Noise Reduction Suite/WAVES Plugins, etc.
Remote working using home ProTools studio/ZOOM/Skype/etc.
Extensive knowledge of Mac OSX
XSAN servers Sonomic Total Library Server
Soundminer V5Pro MIDAS Heritage 2000 & Broadcast 2000/Calrec Sigma, S & T series/Soundcraft B800/360 Systems Shortcut & Instant Replay Knowledge of digital and analogue formats, software/standards & a wide range of equipment/mics, mic techniques, radio transmitters and receivers/talkback systems Copyright/intellectual rights awareness Experience and knowledge of IMX/Digibeta/Beta SP/DVC Pro and DV cameras/machines ScheduALL/Farmer’s Wife Client Service Trained

Education:
Audio Mixing Master Class – LinkedIn Learning/Bobby Owsinski (2020) BBC Production Safety Course (2003) ABRSM Grades 4 & 5 Music Theory 8 GCE O Levels Other Information:
“Skeleton Key”, a co-written track is featured in both the 2014 US feature film “Wheels” and its official trailer.
2 original compositions: “Burn It Down” & “Gitprong” were also used by Microsoft Windows 7 ‘Sponsored Songs Program’ & ‘Playlist 7’ (2009/2010), with “Gitprong” also used in the Untethered Films film short “Karma”. I have toured extensively as a freelance session musician & also worked as a music producer, teacher, and recorded with a major artist at The Church Studios in Crouchend. I have engineered live performances at large venues and produced and recorded material for The Liverpool Light Opera Society.

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