Women In Sound Asbjoern Andersen


Sunday was International Women's day, and that's a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic women working in sound.

I'd personally like to thank and celebrate two people who are crucial to making A Sound Effect what it is today: Adriane Kuzminski and Jennifer Walden. They're a cornerstone of the site, and they're gifted, hard-working and dedicated to sharing sound stories with the community - I'm really thankful to have the opportunity to work with them. I'd also like to thank brilliant contributors like Anne-Sophie Mongeau, Kate Finan and the numerous others who've shared insights and stories here on the site.

Adriane compiled a great list of stories and resources that feature women in sound some time ago - and that's too good to not share again, so here it is. I'll be updating it during the day.

- Asbjoern


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Stories from A Sound Effect:

Crafting the Fun, Colorful Sound on Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey – with Katy Wood, Paula Fairfield & Onnalee Blank
Behind the fantastic Foley for ‘Peaky Blinders’ – with Anna Wright and Rebecca Glover
Behind the charming sound design – and glorious honks – for ‘Untitled Goose Game’ – with Em Halberstadt
Bringing Toy Story 4 to life with sound – with Coya Elliott
Behind the sound of the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ – with Onnalee Blank, Paula Fairfield & more:
How to succeed in Theater Sound Design, Podcast Sound Design, and Podcast Production – with Kirsty Gillmore
How to succeed in Audio Branding, Music Editing, & sound for VR/AR/MR– with Helena McGill & Anna Woźniewicz
How to succeed in sound design for games, animation, and television – with Anne-Sophie Mongeau & Kate Finan
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:

A Guide to Supporting Women in Sound
Digital masters: how new initiatives equalise women in sound
Women In Audio – book by Leslie Gaston-Bird
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



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.

 

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