Women In Sound Asbjoern Andersen


It is International Women's Day - and to celebrate, we've compiled a list of stories, podcasts, events and groups that feature women in audio for games, film and television. We'd also like to thank all the artists, interviewers, organizers, contributors and advocates who ensure their audio communities are welcoming and supportive to everyone in all stages of their lives and careers. If we've missed any events or articles, please let us know in the comments below.
Written by Adriane Kuzminski.
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Stories from A Sound Effect:

How to succeed in UI/UX Sound Design, ADR Recording, & Audio Programming – with Emma Butt
How to succeed in Sound Editing, Sound for Advertising, and Production Sound – with Lucy J Mitchell
How to succeed in sound design for Film, Documentaries, and Trailers – with Nia Hansen
Creating the sound for Velvet Buzzsaw’s mix of horror, humor, and high art – with Margit Pfeiffer
How ‘First Man’ takes your ears on a supersonic adventure – with Ai-Ling Lee and Milly Iatrou
Indie Audio Adventures: Telling BestLuck’s beautiful story through sound – with Gina Zdanowicz
Ant-Man and the Wasp – Creating Big Sound for Tiny Superheroes – with Katy Wood
Ototoxicity: Is your medication damaging your hearing? – with Karen Collins


More Stories:

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Irish Women in the Audio Visual Sector
Women & The Grammy For “Producer of The Year, Classical”
Women on air, for International Women’s Day


Podcasts:

Ada Lovelace Day – hosted by Suw Charman-Anderson
Level with Emily Reese – hosted by, of course, Emily Reese
The Sound Women Podcast – hosted by Liz Kershaw
Tonebenders – hosted by Teresa Morrow

Beards, Cats, and Indie Game Audio Podcast – Ep. 49: Chatting with Carlye Nyte at GDC
Immersive Audio Podcast – Ep. 10: Jane Gauntlett & Tessa Ratuszynska (In My Shoes)
Immersive Audio Podcast – Ep. 6: Catherine Robinson
Location Sound Podcast – Ep. 8: Jennelle Jordan – Production Manager at ProductionHUB
midierror meets… – Ep. 8: Hannah Dunster – Community Music Maker / Company Director / Flutist
Recording Studio Rockstars – Ep. 180: Yoli Mara – How To Manage A Pro Studio – Welcome To 1979
The Right Scuff – Kitty Malone
The Sound Architect UK – S2E1: Victoria Atkin & Patricia Summersett
The Sound Architect UK – Women In Gaming: Voiceover Special – Victoria Atkin, Cissy Jones & Patricia Summersett
The Sound Architect UK – Interview with Voiceover Director and Composer, Amanda Rose Smith
The Sound Architect UK – Another Awesome Catch Up Interview with Cissy Jones!
Soundbytes Podcast – Ep. 25: Interview with Isabella Ness
Sound Perspective – Making Music for Art: Becky Sui Zhen, CORIN and Casey Hartnett
Soundworks Collection – The BBC “Dancing Shadows” Sound Design Series – with Cecelia Hall and Ann Kroeber
Soundworks Collection – Conversations with Sound Artists: 2019 Oscar Edition – with Nicole Paradis Grindle
Tonebenders – Ep. 94: Nina Hartstone & John Warhurst on Bohemian Rhapsody
Tonebenders – Ai-Ling Lee & Mildred Iatrou Morgan on First Man
Tonebenders – Ep. 87: SoundGirlsOrg: Career Paths in Audio Post-Production
Twenty Thousand Hertz – Ep. 61: Dining on Decibels – with Kate Wagner
Voices of VR – Women in VR Dicussion Sponsored by Mozilla


Events:

Women in Games Drinks in Brighton – 8 March 2019
WOMEN IN GAMES: A Celebration! Hosted by Playcrafting NYC – 28 March 2019
WAMCon Nashville – 27-28 April 2019
Wonder Women Tech Washington DC Global Summit – 1 May 2019
Wonder Women Tech London International Conference – 8 June 2019
Wonder Women Tech Amazonas Latinx Summit – 29-31 August 2019


Groups:

Audio Treehouse Community Slack – The Audio Treehouse provides a safe space for aspiring and current audio professionals of all underrepresented genders/sexes in the industry.
Black Girls Code – A non-profit organization that introduces programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.
IGDA Women in Games SIG – The IGDA Women in Games (WIG) Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed to create a positive impact on the game industry with respect to gender balance in the workplace and the marketplace.
Soundgirls – SoundGirls supports women working in professional audio and music production by highlighting their success and providing a place for them to connect, network, and share advice and experiences.
Sound Women Network – This Facebook group is for all women who work in audio (radio, podcasting, music, streaming, management, engineering and beyond).
Women in Film & Television UK – Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK and part of an international network of over 13,000 women.
Women in Games Boston – Women in Games Boston is a networking event for women who make games and their allies.
Women in Games International – Women in Games International (WIGI), made up of both female and male professionals, works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry.
Women in Games – Women in Games (WIGJ) is a not for profit organisation that works to recruit more women into the games industry and to support those already in the industry.
Women’s Audio Mission – Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization, and the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women, which attracts over 2,000 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow.
Wonder Women Tech – Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and ecosystem that produces year-round programming and national and international conferences that highlight, educate, and celebrate women and the underrepresented in STEAM industries (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), innovation and entrepreneurialism.

A special thanks from Asbjoern Andersen, founder of A Sound Effect:

I just want to say a huge thanks to two gifted women who are an absolute cornerstone of A Sound Effect: Adriane Kuzminski (who wrote this piece & many more), and Jennifer Walden, who does a lot of brilliant interviews for the site. Their talents, excellent writing and drive are an ongoing inspiration!
– Asbjoern
 

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