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Peace – ‘Money’

Peace – ‘Money’

sound designer

dir. Ninian Doff
prod. Zak Razvi, Rik Green
prod co. Pulse Films

 

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Samba Do Mundo

Fatboy Slim presents Gregor Salto – Samba Do Mundo

sound designer

dir. Luc Janin
prod. Zak Razvi, Rik Green
prod co. Pulse Films

 

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Home

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Thomas Gleeson

  • Winner ‘Special Jury Prize’ San Francisco International Film Festival (2013)
  • Winner ‘Audience Award’ Bristol ‘Encounters’ Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (2013)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival (2013)
  • Nashville Film Festival (2013)
  • Hot Docs Toronto (2013)
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (2013)
  • Concorto Film Festival Italy (2013)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (2012)
  • Raindance Film Festival (2012)
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2012)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)
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OP-1 Kits

Teenage Engineering OP-1

Teenage Engineering asked me to make some kits for the OP-1, their killer wee synth + funbox.

All made using a combination of my Roland SH101, feedback through a BetaSP deck, and my Teac X-10R reel-to-reel. Comfortably squooshed goodies to bump with.

Head over to their website to snaffle these for free, and drool over their awesome wares.

 

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Ellen Is Leaving

Ellen is leaving

 

laurel pink smaller  Winner ‘Best Narrative Short Film’ SXSW (2013)
laurel pink smaller  Winner ‘Best Narrative Short Film’ San Francisco International Film Festival (2013)

Tape Spooled 4

The director, Michelle Savill and I wanted to create a feeling of memory for a scene in the film. Visually, we float across a party playing out in the lounge of Ellen’s flat, and as we wander through little moments, we hear a cassette-taped version of the music that’s playing, and the conversations around it. We liked the idea that maybe this was how Ellen would remember the party, and so it felt pretty appropriate (..at least for people our age) to tape-ify the whole scene to give it some distance. I think there’s a nice familiar feeling to hearing something off a cassette tape, they are the kind of things that you re-discover years later. It was actually quite hard to make the tape sound old and bad enough — I ended up having to really mash that sucker up before it started to drop out and get the phasey gloopy tape sound I wanted, like that overplayed Michael Jackson cassingle from when I was 7.

  • Aspen ShortFest (2013)
  • Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Sydney Film Festival (2013)
  • New Hampshire Film Festival (2013)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (2013)
  • St. Kilda Film Festival (2013)
  • Calgary International Film Festival (2013)
  • Milwaukee Film Festival (2013)
  • Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival (2013)
  • Chicago International Film Festival (2012)
  • LA Shorts Festival (2013)
  • Phi Centre in Montreal (2013)
  • Lviv International Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Femina International Women’s Film Festival (2013)
  • Heart Of Gold International Film Festival (2013)
  • Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival (2013)
  • Be Film: New York (2013)
  • Yuma Film Festival (2013)
  • Tenerife Shorts (2013)
  • Filmets Badalona Film Festival (2013)
  • Fairhope Film Festival (2013)
  • Calgary International Film Festival (2013)
  • The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival (2013)
  • 8th International Vilnius  Short Film Festival, Vilnius Film Shorts (2013)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)
  • Show Me Shorts (2012)

https://www.facebook.com/ellenisleaving

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2330841/

 

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Skate Pinball

Creating the sound effects for a skate-park sized pinball machine was a bit too much fun. Players triggered events and scored points as they hit ramps, rail slides, completed combo’s etc.

There was no better reason to do some recon on classic machines, so I found two of Auckland’s pinball kingpins, Clive Pedersen and Phil Hannon, who let me record a whole lot of games from their collections.

 

I modified my two Korg Monotrons a while ago so that I could fire MIDI in to them and sequence things. They have in-built speakers which brought a certain carbon-dated vibe to the scoreboard effects. Here are some of the clean, unmodified versions.

 

In a lot of games there is usually an omniscient ‘voice’ that pipes up when you complete combos, score a bonus or make mistakes, and for these I needed to convert the dude yelling in the booth (Aaron) in to Thor, basically.

 

Pinball NZ Website

Muff Wiggler’s Monotron mod’s

‘Making Of’ video directed by Jae Morrison

Agency : ColensoBBDO
Creatives : Victoria Daltrey, William Bingham
Executive Creative Director : Nick Worthington
Producer : Rob Linkhorn
Sound Post-Production Facility : Imagesandsound

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Ten Thousand Days

 

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Michael Duignan
Produced by Nik Beachman

Vimeo Staff Pick (2013)

 Seattle International Film Festival (2013)

 Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival (2013)

 Milwaukee Film Festival (2013)

 New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)

 Show Me Shorts (2012)

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Munted

A beautifully heavy short film written and directed by Welby Ings. Below are some of the transition sequences that bridge the two worlds that the film embodies, as well as progressing time through an almost flammable New Zealand summer.

laurel rust smaller  Winner ‘Special Honours’ Regensburg Short Film Week (2012)

laurel rust smaller  Winner ‘Audience Award’ ZUBIAK Getxo Antiracist Film Festival (2012)

laurel rust smaller  Winner ‘Best Short Film’ Lucerne International Film Festival (2011)

  • Brussels International Film Festival
  • Bilbao International Film Festival
  • Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival
  • Jena/Weimar International Short Film Festival
  • Montreal Film Festival
  • Vladivostok International Film Festival

 

 

A 1963 Chevrolet C10 plays an aggressive supporting role in this film, and it was well worth spending a morning recording it to capture some V8 growls. Thanks to the owner, Alan Nelson for not holding back..

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2011144/

 

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This Is Not My Life

 

This Is Not My Life
13 Ep TV Series
2010 GRST

Series Directors: Robert Sarkies, Peter Salmon
Written by: Gavin Strawhan, Peter Cox and Rachel Lang
Sound Design : James Hayday
Series Re-recording Mixer: Tom Miskin
Composer: Don McGlashan
Sound Post Facility: Imagesandsound

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405466/

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Billy T : Te Movie

Working on this was quite a treat, especially alongside Ian Mune and his cronies who had been involved in a lot of the original Billy T shows.  There were a couple of stories in the film that were were based around vehicles that played roles in Billy’s life so this gave me some pretty fun opportunities for effects recording. The first and probably most important being the pickup truck that took the infant Billy home, and the other being the band van that he toured the country with as a musician. Alongside interviews and archive footage, these recordings weaved in and around the dialogue.

The production chanced upon an excellent Chevy pickup truck that belongs to Rob Webster, a Chevy collector and expert repairman, and an all-round good dude who not only let me attach mic’s to his truck but towed my car home after it blew a head-gasket on the way to Waiwera.. Check the comments for the different microphone perspectives.

Malcolm France offered up his driving feet to helm what became the band van. Ian, the director wanted it to sound like it was on its last legs, so Malcolm generously took to it with a spanner. The best sounds I recorded were during the level check, which was a good lesson… no test runs. If the fanbelt is going to slip or the starter-motor complain then it’s going to be when you first fire it up, and that’s where the personality is. I added a contact microphone for this one to see if I could pick up some engine ticking through the chassis and give us another fader of hokiness.

The microphone kit was assembled from a mixture of some good quality and some .. ‘robust’ choices (i.e. what was in the drawer) which all worked well, but I might take a look at some better options for the spots next time around. All recorded to a Sound Devices 744T.

 

The slideshow up top has some images of the cars.

 

Post-production facility : Imagesandsound

Dolby Mix : Soundfirm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1992089/

 

Check out Tim Prebble’s excellent blog for some vehicle recording techniques

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Inside Out, Outside In

 

Animation by Jae Morrison.

  • Peace – ‘Money’

    Peace – ‘Money’

  • Samba Do Mundo

    Samba Do Mundo

  • Home

    Home

  • OP-1 Kits

    OP-1 Kits

  • Ellen Is Leaving

    Ellen Is Leaving

  • Skate Pinball

    Skate Pinball

  • Ten Thousand Days

    Ten Thousand Days

  • Munted

    Munted

  • This Is Not My Life

    This Is Not My Life

  • Billy T : Te Movie

    Billy T : Te Movie

  • Inside Out, Outside In

    Inside Out, Outside In

Short

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Snowmen (2014)

Supervising Sound Editor
Directed by Jonathan Brough
Produced by Desray Armstrong
Funded by NZFC Platinum Fund

  • Due for release 2014

 

Old Habits

Old Habits (2014)

Sound Effects Editor
Directed by The Brothers Lynch
Produced by xFilm, Mike Morrison, Paul Harry Thomas
Re-Recording Mixer : Robert Farr
Supervising Sound Editor : Lee Herrick
Funded by Rankin Collabor8te, UK

  • Due for release 2014

 

Le Taxidermiste

Le Taxidermiste (2013)

Sound Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Prisca Bouchet & Nick Mayow

  • Big Sky Film Festival (2014)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2013)
  • Winner ‘Best Self-Funded Short Film’ NZ Film Awards (2013)

 

Here Now

Here Now (2013)

Sound Designer
Directed by Chelsie Preston-Crayford
Produced by Sylvia Varnham O’Regan, Chelsie Preston-Crayford

  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2013)
  • Show Me Shorts (2013) 

 

Ellen Is Leaving (2012)

Sound Designer
Directed by Michelle Savill
Produced by Desray Armstrong, Gaylene Preston

  • Winner ‘Best Narrative Short Film’ SXSW (2013)
  • Winner ‘Best Narrative Short Film’ San Francisco International Film Festival (2013)
  • New Hampshire Film Festival (2013)
  • Aspen ShortFest (2013)
  • Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Sydney Film Festival (2013)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (2013)
  • St. Kilda Film Festival (2013)
  • Calgary International Film Festival (2013)
  • Milwaukee Film Festival (2013)
  • Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival (2013)
  • Chicago International Film Festival (2012)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)
  • Show Me Shorts (2012)

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Home (2012)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Thomas Gleeson

  • Winner ‘Special Jury Prize’ San Francisco International Film Festival (2013)
  • Winner ‘Audience Award’ Bristol ‘Encounters’ Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (2013)
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival (2013)
  • Nashville Film Festival (2013)
  • Hot Docs Toronto (2013)
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (2013)
  • Concorto Film Festival Italy (2013)
  • Vancouver International Film Festival (2012)
  • Raindance Film Festival (2012)
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2012)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)

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Ten Thousand Days (2012)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Michael Duignan
Produced by Nik Beachman

  • Vimeo Staff Pick (2013)
  • Seattle International Film Festival (2013)
  • Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival (2013)
  • Milwaukee Film Festival (2013)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)
  • Show Me Shorts (2012)

view the film
view the trailer

 

Hitch Hike (2012)

Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Matthew Saville
Produced by Julia Parnell

  • Durban International Film Festival (2013)
  • Tampere Short Film Festival (2012)
  • Melbourne International Film Festival (2012)
  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2012)
  • ‘Encounters’ Bristol Short Film Festival (2012)

 

Runaways (2012)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Jordan Dodson
Produced by Alix Whittaker

  • Dallas International Film Festival (2013)
  • AFI Fest (2012)
  • Montreal International Film Festival (2012)

 

Interim (2012)

Sound Designer, Original Music, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Dan Kircher
Produced by Roi MacGregor

  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2013)

 

SnoozeTime

Snooze Time (2012)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer

Directed by Ivan Barge
Produced by Ivan Barge, Dot Kyle

 

Inorganic

Inorganic (2012)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer

Directed by Elena Doyle
Produced by Angela Da Silva, Brad Haami, Donna Pearman, Tui Ruwhiu

 

Morepork

Morepork (2011)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Miles Murphy
Produced by Tanya Cathro

 

Munted (2010)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Welby Ings
Produced by  Michele Fantl

  • Winner Best Short Film – Lucerne International Film Festival (2011)
  • Winner Special Honours – Regensburg Short Film Week (2012)
  • Winner Audience Award – ZUBIAK Getxo Antiracist Film Festival (2012)
  • Brussels International Film Festival
  • Bilbao International Film Festival
  • Berlin Interfilm International Short Film Festival
  • Jena/Weimar International Short Film Festival
  • Montreal Film Festival
  • Vladivostok International Film Festival

 

 

The Box (2010)

Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Peter Salmon

  • New Zealand International Film Festival (2010)

 

The Off Season (2009)

Sound Designer
Directed by Michael Lonsdale

  • Vancouver International Film Festival (2011)

 

     View my full Film and TV Credits here

Feature

 

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White Lies (2013)

Feature Film

Sound Designer & (co)Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Dana Rotberg
Produced by John Barnett & Chris Hampson
South Pacific Pictures
Re-recording mixers : Chris Sinclair & James Hayday
Score composed by John Psathas
Edited by Paul Sutorios

  • Toronto International Film Festival (2013)
  • Academy Awards Foreign language film, Official New Zealand entry (2013)
  • General Release in New Zealand (2013)

view the trailer
view White Lies on IMDB

 

Billy T

Billy T : Te Movie (2011)

Feature Documentary Film

Sound Effects Editor
Directed by Ian Mune
Produced by George Andrews, Robert Boyd-Bell, Larry Parr, Tom Parkinson, Toby Parkinson

Celebrates the life of the legendary Billy T James, New Zealand’s best-loved entertainer.

 

 

Field Punishment No.1

Field Punishment No.1 (2014)

TV Movie

Sound Designer, FX Mixer
Directed by Peter Burger
Produced by Paula Boock, Donna Malane
Lippy Pictures

During WW1  -  1916, the New Zealand Government secretly shipped 14 of the country’s most outspoken conscientious objectors to the Western Front in an attempt to convert, silence, or quite possibly kill them.

 

Pirates of the Airwaves

Pirates Of The Airwaves (2013)

TV Movie

Sound Designer
Directed by Charlie Haskell
Produced by Paula Boock, Donna Malane
Lippy Pictures

Radio Hauraki, New Zealand’s pirate radio station, operated in international waters from 1966-70, enduring storms, shipwrecks, financial woes, bureaucratic harassment and personal tragedy. This is the real story of NZ’s ‘boat that rocked’.

 

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Shackleton’s Captain (2012)

TV Movie

Sound Designer
Directed by Leanne Pooley
Produced by James Hayward

New Zealand skipper, Captain Frank Worsley signs on as Captain of the Endurance to navigate Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew to Antarctica. When the expedition ship is crushed; Worsley’s seamanship and navigational skills saves them all.

 

Bliss

Bliss (2011)

TV Movie

Sound Effects Editor
Directed by Fiona Samuel
Produced by Michele Fantl

The story of Katherine Mansfield, one of New Zealand’s most adored and world-renowned short story writers.

Stolen

Stolen (2010)

TV Movie

Sound Effects Editor
Directed by Britta Johnstone
Produced by Chris Hampson, John Barnett, Rachel Jean

An emotional thriller based on the real life 2002 kidnapping of Baby Kahu Durie. New Zealand watched the anguish and courage of the parents and the calm forensic approach of the Police as they worked together to bring Baby Kahu home.

  • Best Sound Design in General Television – New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 (Nominated)

 

Tama Ma

Tama Ma (2010)

Documentary Feature

Sound Effects Editor & Re-recording Mixer
Directed by Mark Summerville
Produced by Zoomslide

In this feature-length documentary, film director Mark Summerville takes the chance to capture four of New Zealand’s most celebrated contemporary choreographer/dancers: Tai Royal, Taane Mete, Douglas Wright and Michael Parmenter, as they create the only dance work that has ever brought them together.

 

My Wedding and Other Secrets

My Wedding and Other Secrets (2010)

Feature Film

Sound Effects Editor
Directed by Roseanne Liang
Produced by John Barnett, Paul Davis

The contemporary story of Chinese New Zealand-born over-achiever Emily Chu, raised to believe she can get anything she puts her mind to. Even if ‘anything’ is at odds with her traditional Hong Kong born parents’ wishes.

 

Kiwi Flyer

Kiwi Flyer (2011)

Feature Film

Sound Effects Editor
Directed by Tony Simpson
Produced by Tim Sanders

Ben secretly enters the local soapbox derby with a rag-tag group of friends to best school bullies.

 

     View my full Film and TV Credits here

TV Series

This Is Not My Life

This Is Not My Life (2011)

drama
13  x  44min episodes

Sound Designer
Directed by Rob Sarkies, Peter Salmon
Produced by Tim Sanders, Gavin Strawhan, Rachel Lang

A dystopian picture of New Zealand set in a town called Waimoana, where the lead is at a loss as to who and where he is.

view the trailer

 

The Almighty Johnsons

The Almighty Johnsons (2011-)

comedy-drama
3 Series   13  x  44min episodes

Sound Designer
Produced by South Pacific Pictures
Post Produced by Mark Beesley, Simon Bennett

A series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. They even have their own super-god-powers. Sort of.

 

North

North (2011)

documentary
10  x  22min episodes

Sound re-recording mixer (6 eps)
Produced by Jam TV

From lighthouses to lava flows, kayaks to kiwis, beaches to butterflies, Marcus Lush covers a lot of ground – and water – in his latest adventure about New Zealand’s special places and people.

 

Wild Coasts

Wild Coasts (2011)

documentary
5  x  44min episodes

Sound re-recording mixer (1 ep)
Produced by South Pacific Pictures

Presented by Craig Potton, a noted New Zealand photographer and conservationist. Wild Coasts marks Craig’s second foray into television presenting, following the critical and ratings success of ‘Rivers’.

 

Intrepid Journeys

Intrepid Journeys (2011)

documentary
6  x  44min episodes

Sound re-recording mixer (1ep)
Produced by Jam TV

Lynda Topp, half of the comic singing duo the Topp Twins travels to Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, where the local farmers are still using oxen to till their fields.

Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunity (2009)

comedy
13  x  22 min episodes

Sound effects editor
Produced by South Pacific Pictures

A comedy that follows the misadventures at the consulate of The Most Royal Kingdom of Fe’ausi and the fallen New Zealand Foreign Affairs high-flier who’s been sent in to straighten out the consulate staff.

 

Groomer Has It

Groomer Has It (2009)

Animal Planet - reality TV
12  x  55 min episodes

Sound re-recording mixer (Series 2)
Produced by 3ball Productions

Groomer Has It sniffs out 12 of America’s most devout dog groomers to compete against each other in a test of desire, creativity and affinity for animals as they shave, shear and shampoo their way through a series of challenges that will crown only one as Groomer of the Year. Yup.

 

Let's Get Inventin

Let’s Get Inventing (2008)

childrens
13  x  22min episodes

Sound Effects Editor
Produced by SpacemanTV

Rocket-powered roller skates. A quadraped pogo stick. Disposable nappies that can actually be safely disposed of. A six-legged hydraulic walking car. There’s no shortage of great ideas amongst Kiwi youth.

 

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The Amazing Extraordinary Friends S3 (2008)

children’s comedy
13  x  22 min episodes

Sound effects editor (Series 3)
Produced by Greenstone Pictures

A spoof of the ‘Superhero with his underpants on the outside’ genre.

 

     View my full Film and TV Credits here

 

Music

 

 

Lucky Paul – Slow Ground 12″ EP

Mix Engineer
Released on Somethinksounds, London

 

Badd Energy – Underwater Pyramids 12″ Album

Mastering Engineer
Released on Flying Nun, New Zealand


 

About

 

Freelance sound designer and re-recording mixer

London, England | Auckland, New Zealand
Dual Citizen

British Passport & New Zealand Passport holder

e. jameshayday@gmail.com

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Attendee – Berlinale Talent Campus 2013

Finalist – Aotearoa Film and Television Awards 2011 – ‘Sound Design in General Television’

Winner – Qantas Film and Television Awards 2010 – ‘Sound Design in General Television’

     View my Film and TV Credits here