cv / résumé


Useful Attributes
b. 1979
NZ Citizenship, UK/European citizenship, Tuhono (Ngati Porou), Chinese family.

Work History
I have worked extensively in New Zealand since 2000, on projects ranging from small home-funded short films to medium-scale television shows to the largest film productions. I am just as happy being part of a big team as I am solely representing the entire sound department on a tiny production. I have worked on local and international projects, and worked consulting and supervising in the Hong Kong film industry. I have a knowledge and love for different cultures and enjoy adapting to various styles of working. I am currently involved in a collective that works with the Chinese film market to introduce quality sound to their burgeoning industry.

Skills
Sound
 effects 
editing,
 sound
design,
 field 
recording 
(fx 
and
 ambiences),
 foley
 recording,
 operation
 of
 live
 soundtracks
 for
 theatre.


Some 
experience
 in
 dialogue/ADR
 editing,
 foley 
performing,
 music
 editing,
 soundtrack 
supervision.


Limited 
experience 
in
 mixing,
 score
 composition,
 appraisal, 
advice.



Honours courses in Electroacoustic Composition (Sonic Arts) (2001)
BMus in Music Composition (grad. 2000)
Courses in Music Composition, History, Orchestration (1998-2000)
Courses in English Literature (1998-2000)

Other Credentials
Teaching Fellow at New Zealand School of Music - Film Sound Recording and Production (2015)
Designed, structured and taught 300-400-level paper with a focus on Sound Design techniques for film.


Guest Lecturer at Massey College of Creative Arts, Wellington (2015)
Lectured on Effects component of Sound for Film.

Guest Lecturer at New Zealand School of Music - Sound Design for Film (2013)
Design and structure courses, assignments and content. Tutor and advise throughout course: assess and grade work and provide faculty-standard feedback.

Tutor at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School - Sound Design block (2009)
Teach structured course on Sound Design for Theatre and Film - introduction to elements of a soundtrack (dialogue, foley, fx, sound design, ambiences, music), demonstration of recording techniques and speaker placement, introduction to film industry workings, analysis of soundtrack advances throughout history; introduction to, music/fx/dialogue editing and supervision of basic mix and master of a soundtrack.

Technical consultant at Victoria University of Wellington (2004-5)
Maintain electroacoustic music studios, solve technical problems, recommend and advise on new software and technology, mix and master compositions, record live music and assist Music Dept. technician.

Lecturer/Tutor at Victoria University of Wellington (2004)
Holding lectures and tutorials in Electroacoustic Music in New Zealand, demonstration if old and new technology, critical analysis of compositions and advising on and marking student compositions.

Announcer/Host at Radio Active (1999-2010)
Presented daytime and night-time shows on local radio, held and produced interviews, structured playlisting for specialist shows, produced advertisements.

Studio Technician at Park Road Post Production (2011-2012)