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.
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
• 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
• 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
• 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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