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About Simon Murphy
Role / Occupation:
Sound Recordist/Sound Editor
Location:
Dublin
Biography:
I am a qualified and experienced sound engineer with a passion for audio engineering, creativity and problem solving. I have considerable experience in production sound as well as a thorough knowledge of post production workflows. I have been a production sound mixer and boom operator on numerous award winning short and feature length films as well as a number of award winning documentaries and television pilots. I also produced an award winning 20 minute short film which required funding, casting, crewing, locations, catering, budgeting amongst other responsibilities. This has since been developed into a six part television series with the original film being the pilot. This position has helped me to understand and appreciate the importance of sound on set as well as communication with crew.

Having completed production sound on Tom Ryan's feature film 'Twice Shy' featuring Ardal O'Hanlon and Pat Shortt, I received word that there was zero ADR required and 100% of production audio was clean. I have extensive experience working with a boom pole and shotgun microphones as well as wireless systems in busy and complex changing environments. I have an excellent working knowledge of ProTools, Adobe Audition CS6 and have a depth of knowledge when it comes to processing sound also with regard to EQing, compression and reverbs as well as with dialogue and noise reduction and audio restoration using plugins such as iZotope RX or Oxford from Sonnox for example. This experience is very helpful to my recording technique as I am more informed on what I can and can't get away with on location. I have worked on every stage of the process of putting sound to picture including recording, editing, mixing, mastering, foley, ADR, sound design and musical composition however my primary passion is with production sound.

I thoroughly enjoy and excel when working as part of a crew and dealing with actors, clients and all the variables that go in to television and film production. Having worked with so many actors and crew has helped me to develop strong client handling skills and professional etiquette in the studio or on set. I have also trained in Ardmore Sound in Ardmore Studios recording Foley on the new RTE television series 'Clean Break' as well the new Finnish feature film 'Wild Eye'. I was trained by the Emmy award winning foley team of Caoimhe Doyle and Jean McGrath. These post production positions have helped me to further appreciate the vital role of the production process and have helped me to excel in this area.

I am an outgoing, friendly hard working person and I always take pride in my work. I am a creative thinker with a strong focus on the end result and the clients satisfaction. I have excellent troubleshooting and communication skills and great time management. I also learn very fast and bring a positive learning attitude to everything I do. I am based in Dublin, however I have travelled for work quite frequently and have no issue with traveling for work.
Credits:
2015 - Jar - Short Film
Co-Writer / Producer / Supervising Sound Editor

2015 - McDonalds McMór - TV Sting
Production Sound Mixer

2015 - 1916, Souls of Freedom - Short Film
Production Sound Mixer

2015 - Twice Shy - Feature Film
Production Sound Mixer

2015 - Cloudlands - Short Documentary
Sound Designer

2015 - Power of Attraction - Short Film
Sound Editor

2015 - O' Daddy Dear - Short Film
Sound Editor

2015 - Elderon - Feature Film
Sound Recordist

2014 - Dragonfly - Pilot
Sound Recordist

2014 - Airtricity GAA - Advertisement
Camera Operator / Casting Assistant

2014 - Cornerstone Project - 5 Feature promos
Sound Recordist

2014 - Neknomination - Short Film
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor

2014 - AONTAS Star Awards
- Sound Recordist

2013/14 - Digital Latin Quarter (DLQ) European Project
- Teaching film making
- Sound recordist in Ireland, Poland and Portugal.

2013 - Two Gallants - Short Film
Sound Recordist

2013 - Leatrans Health & Safety Videos
Sound Recordist

2013 - The Bonologues - Web Series
Sound Recordist
Co-Producer

2013 - The Last Fare - Short Film
Sound Editor
Foley Artist

2013 - Auxilion Company Promo 2
Sound Recordist

2013 - Anna - Short Film
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor

2013 - Danger Overhead Powerlines - Documentary
Sound Editor

2013 - The Stand Up - Short Film
Producer
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor

2012 - Ghostriders - TV Pilot
Sound Recordist
Composer

2012 - 'Inservice Day' Short Film
Sound Recordist

2012 - Figure & Void - Short Film
Sound Recordist
Assistant Sound Editor

2012 - Electric Picnic Documentary
Sound Recordist
Post-Audio Editor

2012 - Auxilion Company Promo - 10 min
Sound Recordist

2012- The Gaeity School of Acting- 9 seperate short films
Post-Audio Editor
Composer

2012- 'The Victor Treacy APP' Corporate Video - 5 min
Sound Recordist

2012 - 'Two Margaritas and one Daiquiri' short film - 15min
Sound Recordist

2012 - ' Unspoken' short film - 8:07min
Original Score
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Sound Design

2012 - T
Awards:
2014 - Best Newcomer Award for 'The Stand Up' at the Underground Cinema Film Festival, Ireland.

2011 - Best Sound Award for 'SPOON' at the Attic Film Festival, Ireland.
Training & Education:
2011 - Assisted in giving a ' Sound for Film ' workshop to a group of about 20 film makers at The Attic Actors Studio.

2008 - 'Scoring for Film' workshop and Q&A run by IMRO

2004/5 - Art & Design at Colaiste Ide.

2003/4 - Sound Engineering & Music Technology at Bray Senior College.
Favourite Films:
Too many to mention and too hard to answer but off the top of my head, anything from martial arts surreal epics like, Crouching Tiger, Hero, House of Flying Daggers to films like Zabriskie Point, Oldboy, The Commitments, Zoolander and Serpico!

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