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FELLOW MEMBERS

Under the AMPS Constitution, Fellows are honoured by AMPS Council usually in recognition of outstanding achievements in Motion Picture Sound and work for the aims of AMPS.  Please contact the Membership Secretary if you have any queries about Fellow Members.

Andrew Boulton AMPSFilm Sound Lecturer

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

Andrew Boulton has a distinguished career record as a Production Sound Mixer, starting with the BBC Film Unit in Ealing in 1965 and later working freelance on major Feature Film and Television productions. He has a passion for cinema, demonstrated by his decision to buy, refurbish, and successfully operate a vintage cinema, the Palace Theatre in Long Eaton and then, in 1986, taking on the responsibility for introducing several of the very modern multiplex Showcase Cinemas to the UK. In 1989, he became a media consultant to the PA Consulting Group, a leading international management and IT consulting and technology firm.

In 1994, he made another career move to the National Film and Television School, designing, developing and running industry-renowned courses for Sound for Film and Television. His current role as Head of Sound at the National Film and Television School gives him an outstanding insight into how new entrants to our Industry should be trained.

Andrew has been a Member of the Association since 1998 and has served many years on Council, bringing a calm authority to the position of Chairman which he held for three years from 2004 to 2006. His industry knowledge and his expertise in training have been invaluable to the Association.

For such services he is awarded Fellowship of the Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

13th February 2011

Retired

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Email: Andrew Boulton7410-360-7523[Click Here]

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Colin Broad AMPSEquipment Designer

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Colin Broad.

Colin is well known among the film and TV fraternity internationally, for designing and building his famous range of ‘Broad Boxes’. In the early days, these were predominantly customised interfaces to solve a diverse variety of problems in the area of machine and system control as the film industry moved to non-film recording and reproduction media. Almost all the UK Film Dubbing Theatres use one or more of Colin’s specialist devices for synchronisation, including Timecode in auxiliary data over ISDN connections.

CB Electronics now builds and installs a comprehensive range of ‘off the shelf’ units. Video Streamers, for generating electronic picture cues, Virtual Master Machine Control Units, Timecode Gearboxes and large timecode and footage counter displays. In short, Colin has provided a solution to just about every interface problem encountered since our industry exploded from sprocketed film and tape to an all digital environment.

In 1984, Colin received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the design and development of the EDL ‘Lister’, which creates an encoded timecode track and database during the initial transfer of the production sound rushes.

Also that year, Colin was awarded the Phil Berkley Award by the BKSTS for his work with control equipment used in Video Post Production.

He has still found time to serve on the AMPS Council continuously since 1998, and look after our finances as Hon.Treasurer since 2004.

For his technical contributions to our working practices, his services to the running of AMPS and for being the gentle amiable giant we all know, he is awarded a Fellowship of The Association of Motion Picture Sound.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

07 February 2010

Contact

Email: Colin Broad7410-1081-7523[Click Here]

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http://www.colinbroad.com/

Graham Hartstone AMPSPost Production Consultant

Full Member / Co-opted Council Member / Fellow

After a lifelong career in Pinewood Studios Sound Department, I am now a guest tutor and lecturer at the NFTS, and various other Film Schools in Europe.

Achievements

OSCAR nominations Best Sound:- Superman - The Movie 1978. A Passage to India 1984. Aliens 1986. BAFTA AWARD – Best Sound:- Pink Floyd - The Wall 1982. BAFTA Nominations - Best Sound:- Blade Runner 1982. Aliens 1986. Goldeneye 1995. Golden Reel awards :- Aliens 1986. The Living Daylight 1987. Tomorrow Never Dies 1997. Golden Reel Nominations :- Licence to Kill 1989. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1989. Thelma & Louise 1991. Goldeneye 1995. The World is Not Enough1999. GOYA Nominations:- Kika 1993. The Flower of My Secret 1995. Elected a Fellow of the BKSTS. in 1992. and received the Charles Parkhouse Award in 1998. Awarded Life Membership of BAFTA 2007. Member of AMPAS since 1979.

Fellowship Citation

This Fellowship is awarded for services in the formation and subsequent running of the Association.

From February 1988 to June 1989 Graham served on the working parties set up to investigate and organise a suitable association or guild to represent those working in Motion Picture Sound.
Graham's attendance at those meetings was exemplary, his contribution of ideas was prolific and clear reasoning in debate, influential. At the foundation meeting of the Association on the 25th of June 1989 he was elected to the first Council, and has served continuously ever since.

His support of the Association, despite the pressures of work, has been exceptional.
His technical contributions on Sound Technology, the organisation of Theatre 7 film shows and his liaison with Pinewood management for provision of meeting and function venues has been invaluable. All this has benefited AMPS and has played a significant role in promoting it as a prestigious industry Organisation.

This award is the result of a ballot of Council Members.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

12th June 1999

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Patrick Heigham AMPSProduction Sound Mixer

Full Member / Fellow

In 1960, I joined the Technical Operations department of B.B.C. Television, remaining with them for
eight years, receiving extensive training in all aspects of Television Broadcast Operations. I specialised in Sound Engineering, which encompassed Microphone Boom Operation, T.V. Studio floor practice and Grams/Tape Operation. Responsibility for sound balance on LIVE transmissions of “Dr. Who”, “Grandstand” and “Blue Peter” was also undertaken.
In October 1968, an opportunity arose to work in the Cinema Feature Film industry, and pursued a career as a Freelance Technician in the Sound Department in various grades. The more notable ones are “Fiddler on the Roof” (American Academy ‘Oscar’ Award for Sound), “Alien” (the first one!), and two James Bond 007 films.
In later years, my initial background in Television proved useful with the move to electronic picture capture. I was able to offer a broad range of experience in Sound Recording for both Film and Video formats.
I also participated in seminars and training courses related to Stereo sound, run by The National Film & Television School and The Association of Motion Picture Sound, of which I have been a member since induction and served on the Council as Membership Secretary for 15 years.

Fellowship Citation

Patrick Heigham, Production Mixer, well experienced in feature film sound techniques but better known for his work in documentary and current affairs production, joined AMPS at inception in 1989. In 1998 he was elected to the Association Council and in that year took up the position of Membership Secretary.

His tireless efforts during the past six years have included organising the membership records onto computer, handling the administration of members’ applications & subscription renewals and creating membership cards and certificates.

His ideas and discussion at regularly attended monthly Council meetings have greatly benefited the organisation and running of the Association.

For such services he is elected a Fellow of the Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

8th February 2004

Retired

Contact

Email: Patrick Heigham7410-36-7523[Click Here]

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Brian Hickin AMPSSound Editor

Full Member / Fellow

Member since 1989

Fellowship Citation

Brian Hickin, Sound Editor, Post Production Supervisor and Studio Director, joined AMPS shortly after its inception in 1989. He was appointed Hon. Administration Secretary by AMPS Council in 1993.

During the past ten years he has contributed greatly to the daily running of the Association, devoting endless hours to the routine but essential affairs, regularly attending monthly Council meetings, keeping precise minutes of those meetings, and assuring that all members are informed of Association activities.

Without his tireless efforts the Association would not be the well-run organisation that it is today.

For such services he is elected a Fellow of the Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

8th February 2004

Retired

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Email: Brian Hickin7410-1148-7523[Click Here]

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Peter Hodges AMPSRe-Recording Mixer

Full Member / Fellow

I have been dedicated to post-production sound for TV broadcast and Feature films for over four decades. During that time I have been a founder, designer and/or Director of various post-production facilities including Athos TV and Film Facilities, Glentham Studios, Arena Digital, The Sound Designers, and Future Post (now Halo) in Noel Street. At the same times I have maintained a practical involvement with audio post and have worked with digital systems since the early 1990s.

My career has included over 20 years as mixer/sound designer for Aardman’s classic animation Morph, work for BBC Light Entertainment from Dad’s Army to One Foot in the Grave, numerous documentaries, and British feature films from Last Orders with Michael Caine to British rapper Plan B’s Ill Manors.

A Fellow of AMPS, I have served as Chairman three times, from 1998-2001, 2007-2010, 2012-2014 and led AMPS’ campaign work with UK Screen on issues such as managed migration.

I am committed to improving skills for the industry, supporting young people and developing new talent. I have lectured at the National Film School, worked on numerous student films, and advised on the revision of the national Sound Standards and with Skillset on developing training schemes for the industry.

I am passionate about promoting our post-production and production expertise throughout the UK and internationally. At this time of enhanced opportunity as well as intense international competition I believe it is vital that sound production and post-production practitioners continue to play their part in supporting and developing the British film and television industry.

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Peter Hodges.

Peter started work at Stanley Schofield Productions, then moved to Athos Films as Dubbing Mixer.
In the early 80s he joined a new company called Glentham Studios in Barnes, where his calm and friendly personality in their dubbing theatre was much valued.
Later, Peter formed Sound Designers based in Soho, mixing TV programmes and Feature work that was sourced from World Wide Sound and Anvil Denham.


Currently working as a freelance Re-Recording Mixer, Peter joined AMPS in 1994 and was elected to the Council in 1996, quickly undertaking the office of Chairman from 1998-2001 then Hon. Secretary until 2007.
Re-election to the Council from 2007 to 2009 led to his appointment as Chairman for a second term, in which position his conscientiousness, unfailing courtesy and calm authority ensured that the business of the Association was smoothly conducted for the monthly Council meetings and AGMs.

For his long time consistent services to the Association, Peter Hodges is made a Fellow of AMPS.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

07 February 2010

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Email: Peter Hodges7410-274-7523[Click Here]

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John Iles AMPSAudio Consultant

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to John Iles.

John Iles began working in the audio industry in 1964, joining a small studio in Mayfair as a technical engineer where he built one of the earliest portable transistorised consoles.
In 1976 he joined Dolby Laboratories and was soon involved with the Dolby film programme where he helped usher in the early use of Dolby stereo sound in films produced in England, and later in Europe. After working on secondment from Dolby as a Re-recording Mixer at Delta Sound, Shepperton, John was offered the job of Head of Sound. After two years of what he described as “The best and worst of times”, he rejoined Dolby and continued to build a team of sound consultants overseeing Dolby Approved Studios worldwide, being personally involved with most of the major films produced in Dolby formats in the 70’s and 80’s in Europe.
John's courteous and friendly manner always made him welcome when assisting in the post-production and exhibition of countless soundtracks over many years and he is held in high regard within the industry. He retired in 2008 after a long and distinguished career and it is for his achievements in progressing Sound for Motion Pictures that AMPS now awards him the honour of Fellowship of the Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

8 February 2009

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Email: John Iles7410-92-7523[Click Here]

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Eddy Joseph AMPSSupervising Sound Editor

Full Member / Fellow

Achievements

EddyJoseph

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Eddy Joseph.

Eddy Joseph has contributed enormously to the reputation of moving image audio over the last forty years. In an incredible career, Eddy has worked on some of the most respected films completed in the UK and the USA. He enjoyed a long-term collaboration with Alan Parker as Supervising Sound Editor on most of Alan’s films for twenty five years, and has applied his creative professional skills to a host of other powerful soundtracks for a number of prestigious directors.

In latter years Eddy headed up the Soundelux Post Production facility in London, employing his invaluable experience organizing and supervising the entire Audio Post Production creative services for an impressive list of prominent movie titles.

His expertise has been recognised by multiple nominations for Sound Editing and two BAFTA awards for Best Sound.

Eddy is a long term member and supporter of AMPS, being involved from inception; serving on Council in the early years, and was Treasurer from 1993 to 1996.

Now retired, Eddy is imparting knowledge to the younger generation, visiting schools under the Filmclub's 'Close Encounters' programme.

For his dedicated and enthusiastic contributions to excellence in the completion of film soundtracks, Eddy is awarded a Fellowship of The Association of Motion Picture Sound.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

12 February 2012

Retired

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Email: Eddy Joseph7410-58-7523[Click Here]

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Sandy MacRae AMPSProduction Sound Mixer

Full Member / Fellow

Starting in BBC Sound Radio in Scotland in 1959, moved into BBC Film Unit at Ealing Studios in 1963 then went to Thames Television Film Department in 1969. Spent nearly 10 years there then went fully freelance in 1979. From that time, worked on documentaries, TV Drama and Cinema Productions and anyone else that would pay me until retiring in 2006. And I made a living doing it all!

Achievements

Made it to retirement - debts paid!

Fellowship Citation

Sandy MacRae, Production Mixer with wide and well-respected experience & many credits for both feature films and television drama series, joined AMPS shortly after its inception in 1989.

In 1994 he was elected to the Council of the Association and in 2001 served as Vice Chairman for a three-year period.

Besides regular attendance at monthly Council meetings over the past ten years, to which he contributed valuable and reasoned debate to all discussions; his efforts towards arranging general meetings on varied subjects have done much to keep AMPS members abreast of technological developments in production sound recording.

In 1997 he was responsible for the publication of the highly praised On Set Noise Report. As the AMPS Webmaster, he has devoted considerable time and expertise to make the Association website a respected professional sound resource.

For such services he is elected a Fellow of the Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound 8th February 2004

CITATION FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD.

Sandy’s illustrious career in Sound spans close to 50 years. Starting in Radio in Scotland and progressing to become a respected Production Sound Mixer on Television Dramas, Documentaries and Films. Notable prestigious titles include: - The Naked Civil Servant, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Jewel of The Nile, The Dressmaker, Jeeves and Wooster, Agatha Christie: Poirot, The Royle Family among a host of other memorable productions. Sandy has received two BAFTA Nominations – The South Bank Show and Reilly: Ace of Spies.

Sandy has been active in AMPS for many years serving on Council and in office. He was awarded an AMPS fellowship in 2004. The list of his voluntary contributions to the running of AMPS is manifold. He organised the printing and distribution of The Journal, compiled and published our printed directories, he designed and ran our first website which served us extremely well for many years; he instigated and continues to maintain all our email facilities. He supervises our affiliation with BEIRG and has lobbied on behalf of AMPS - keeping the membership updated with radio frequency allocations. He serves on the AMPS Awards Adjudication Panel and is heavily involved in the day-to-day management of the new website.

In all these tasks Sandy is consummately diligent and reliable, particularly in times of crisis. For which the membership is profoundly grateful.

In recognition of his career and his outstanding service to AMPS, Sandy is awarded the Exceptional Contribution Award – 2014

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Contact

Telephone: 01628 635305
Mobile: 07798 525305
Email: Sandy MacRae7410-62-7523[Click Here]

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Walter Murch AMPSRe-Recording Mixer

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Walter Murch.

Walter Murch is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of motion picture sound; he is equally well known and respected by his peers as a practitioner, writer and thinker in the art and craft of sound for film. In a distinguished career stretching back over the last fifty years, he has not only defined the role of the Sound Designer, but became one of leading exponents of the art and his soundtracks are amongst the most ground-breaking in cinema history. Walter has been the sound designer and re-recording mixer on some of the most important and influential films of the recent past, including ‘The Conversation’, ‘American Graffiti’, ‘The Godfather Part 2’, ‘Apocalypse Now’, ‘The English Patient’, ‘Ghost’ and ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’. Directors he has worked with include some of the most illustrious names in contemporary cinema including Francis Ford Coppola, Philip Kaufmann, George Lucas and Anthony Minghella. His career has been distinguished by his innovative use of technology for artistic and creative ends, such as his concept of “worldizing” used so successfully in ‘American Graffiti’, and pioneering the use of the multitrack tape recorder in film re-recording mixing.

Walter has credits not only as sound designer and re-recording mixer, but is also one of the world’s leading film editors and has worked as a director and scriptwriter. He is widely known and respected as a theoretician and public speaker on the role of sound and image in motion pictures, inspiring those of his colleagues around the world who work in this discipline and new generations of sound practitioners who are entering the industry, to develop and further their own contributions to motion picture sound practice.

For his unique contribution to the development of film sound and his work to inspire colleagues and the wider public to appreciate the power of the soundtrack, Walter is awarded Fellowship of The Association of Motion Picture Sound.

04 August 2015

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Email: Walter Murch7410-1009-7523[Click Here]

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Peter Musgrave AMPSSound Editor

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

The Council of The Association of Motion Picture Sound are pleased to award a Fellowship of the Association to Peter Musgrave.

Prior to his recent retirement, Peter Musgrave had a long and distinguished career as a Sound Editor with numerous major credits to his name. He co-founded the Magnetic Effects Library that held all the sound effects from Columbia Pictures’ British productions, and later purchased Pinewood’s own library.

Peter attended the foundation meeting of AMPS but his close involvement with the GBFE, at the time, made him decide against becoming a founding member, joining a few months later. Elected to the AMPS Council in the early ’90s he served continuously, holding the post of Vice-chairman for three years.

This Fellowship has been awarded primarily in recognition of the contribution Peter has made to the work of the Council over those ten years. His attention to detail, clear thinking, points of order, and plain common sense, led many Council discussions to a sensible conclusion, whilst keeping everyone on their toes. In recent years he took on the additional tasks of arranging AMPS meetings and the screenings held outside of Pinewood.

His longest lasting contribution will be the meticulous work he undertook on revisions and amendments to the Constitution of AMPS, the most recent example being presented earlier this morning. These skills are rare and will be sorely missed following his decision to stand down from the Council.

For these reasons, and his commitment to AMPS, we award Peter Musgrave this Fellowship.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound
10th February 2002

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Email: Peter Musgrave7410-83-7523[Click Here]

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Christopher Roberts AMPSSound Editor

Full Member / Fellow

Awards

2015, Third Annual AMPS Awards (2016) For Excellence In Sound For A Television Drama for Fortitude.

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Chris Roberts.

Chris began his sound career in radio, producing short feature items for BBC local stations, Radio 4, Radio 5 and the COI.

In 1997, after two years working as a Sound Assistant in a small independent post-production department, Chris was employed by BSkyB as a Dubbing Mixer, recording and mixing on-air trailers, programme inserts, and live sports commentaries.

Following BSkyB, Chris then worked as a Foley Recordist at Magmasters in Soho, where he was also able to develop his skills as an ADR recordist and mixer, contributing to many major feature films.

In 2000 Magmasters became part of the company that evolved into Ascent Media. As this new facility developed, Chris would find himself more involved with the sound editing process, working mostly on television drama and feature films. In 2009 he was promoted to the position of Sound Editorial Supervisor and in 2012 he received the RTS Award for Best Sound ~ Drama, for his innovative work on ‘White Heat’.

Chris has been a deeply involved Member of the Association and AMPS Council for many years, has served a three-year term as Chairman and also chaired the web committee. He has brought a great deal of necessary process, structure and authority to Council. His enthusiasm for the Association extends to coordinating many events, particularly the very popular monthly Soho gatherings for our Members and others from the wider industry.

In recognition of his achievements for AMPS Chris is awarded Fellowship of The Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

16 February 2014

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Email: Christopher Roberts7410-522-7523[Click Here]

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John Rudling AMPSEquipment Supplier

Full Member / Membership Secretary / Fellow

Retired

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Email: John Rudling7410-1046-7523[Click Here]

Ian Sands AMPSProduction Sound Mixer

Full Member / Fellow

Based in the south-east of England, but working worldwide, I have many years of experience across a wide range of productions including Feature Films, TV Drama, Light Entertainment, commercials, documentaries, music promos, factual, educational, corporate ~ and radio.

Filming work has covered everything from birth to post-mortem (but not conception), from comical situations to personal tragedy, from tightly scripted to observational, and covert recording.

I am a former vice-Chair of the Association and was awarded a Fellowship in 2009. Also a member of BECTU and the Institute of Professional Sound (IPS).



My equipment rental business includes Fisher Booms for both sound and lighting work
www.BoomRental.co.uk


and also hi def a/v production facilities for live event streaming
www.StreamedEvents.co.uk

Achievements

2009, elected Fellow of AMPS. 2013, BAFTA award, Best Sound, feature film The Gospel of Us.

Contact

Mobile: 07860 753717
Office: mixer@iansands.co.uk
Studio: mixer@iansands.co.uk
Agent: mixer@iansands.co.uk
Diary: mixer@iansands.co.uk
Email: Ian Sands7410-287-7523[Click Here]

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http://www.iansands.co.uk/

Ivan Sharrock AMPSProduction Sound Mixer

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Ivan Sharrock.

Ivan has enjoyed a career in Sound spanning some 50 years. In the early years at Alan King Associates, he honed his skills under the difficult conditions of documentary sound recording. In the eighties, Ivan became one of the UK’s most internationally sought after Production Sound Mixers. Surviving Stanley Kubrick on ‘The Shining’, he went on to win the Oscar for ‘The Last Emperor’ and a BAFTA for ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.
His subsequent credits include such notable films as ‘Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes’, ‘The English Patient’, ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’, ‘U-571’, ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Blood Diamond’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and a host of others. Among those titles he garnered three more Oscar Nominations, two CAS Nominations and five BAFTA Nominations.

Ivan has served on Council; he has been a consistently strong supporter of AMPS and a respected contributor since he joined at the beginning.

In recognition of his lifetime achievements in the Craft of Sound, and his service to AMPS, Ivan is awarded Fellowship of The Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

16 February 2014

Retired

Contact

Telephone: 020 7267 3170
Email: Ivan Sharrock7410-1147-7523[Click Here]

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Brian Simmons AMPSProduction Sound Mixer

Full Member / Co-opted Council Member / Fellow

Achievements

BrianSimmons

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Brian Simmons.

A Founder Member of AMPS when it was formed in 1986, his credits as a Feature and TV Production Mixer range from WOMEN IN LOVE back in 1969, through BRAVEHEART in 1995 and more recently, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.

Brian has served on the Council for a good many years and is currently our Vice Chairman. He has a calm and effective way of dealing with problems with considered judgement, and has always taken a very active role in helping to run the Association; in particular organising meetings and the AGM’s, and has offered a tenacious input to the successful setting-up and completion of our charity project for Ovingdean Hall School.

For his services to the British motion picture sound industry over the past many years and his enthusiasm for ensuring the continued progress of the Association, he is hereby awarded Fellowship of the Association of Motion Picture Sound.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

10 February 2008

Retired

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Email: Brian Simmons7410-9-7523[Click Here]

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Lionel Strutt AMPSPost Production Supervisor

Full Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Lionel Strutt.

Lionel Strutt, Post-production Supervisor, is a Founder Member of the Association, being one of fifteen people elected in 1989 by a meeting of film sound personnel to form a Council to administer the affairs of the newly formed Association of Motion Picture Sound. From its inception he was a regular attender at Council, contributing enthusiastically to all matters concerning the Association.

In 1992 he took on the role of Secretary, continuing in that position until 1997, during which time he also offered London meeting facilities, helped with the fledgling Newsletter, played a key role in the Sustaining Membership programme, and raised the idea of an increase in Council membership to overcome the problem of inquorate meetings due to Councillors' work commitments.

In 1998 he became Treasurer, a position held until 2004 when, due to demands of a new business, he also resigned from the Council. His foresight into industry developments led to a significant reassessment of the future direction of AMPS and constitutional amendments to prepare the Association for such changes.

For his services to motion picture sound and fifteen years dedicated service to the well-being and growth of the Association, he is hereby awarded Fellowship of the Association of Motion Picture Sound.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

5 February 2006

Retired

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Email: Lionel Strutt7410-15-7523[Click Here]

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Dennis Weinreich AMPSSound Specialist

Full Member / Council Member / Fellow

Fellowship Citation

It is impossible to encapsulate in so few words, the vast contribution that Dennis has made to the music and audio postproduction industries. In fact he has achieved so much and there are so many stories about his various adventures, it is hard to imagine how he has managed to fit them all in. From an early age his almost geeky obsession with sound led him to hang out at some pretty groovy “garage” studios of 1960’s Los Angeles. Soon Dennis befriended some of the in-house mixers and after a while was engineering in his own right, both on music recordings as well as film and TV projects. Moving to London in the early seventies, Dennis established himself as a successful music engineer and producer, working with artistes as diverse as Jeff Beck, Supertramp, Queen, The Real Things, Talk Talk, Blancmange and French Rockers Trust.
In 1983, seeing a gap in the market, Dennis set up one of the UK’s first independent audio post facilities. Videosonics was a huge success, partly because of its innovative application of new technologies to the post workflows, such as the early adoption of the first generation of Audiofile workstations, AMS Neve Logic and DFC digital consoles and Akai non-linear dubbers. By the 1990’s, becoming a leading force in TV drama and film, Videosonics was one of the most prolific independent audio post facilities in the UK and its success was attributable to Dennis himself and the talented and professional team he hired around him. More recently Dennis has been heading up Post Production at Pinewood-Shepperton Studios, and steered them through two of their most successful years of recent times. But throughout his career Dennis has given so much back, he has been a huge supporter of the industry through his work with APRS, APPS, AMPS, UK Film Council, JAMES, UK Screen and of course The Conch Awards. Dennis is passionate about our industry and has been our best ambassador of recent times, endlessly promoting our services around the world particularly to our cousins in North America, not to mention his ongoing efforts in advancing education within the industry. But what makes Dennis so different is that he genuinely cares. He cares about audio and he cares about people. Whether as a chairman of an industry body, a manager of a successful company or merely as a loyal and compassionate friend, Dennis has a heart of gold and can always be counted on, especially when it comes to getting up and confidently talking to a roomful of people. There is very little Dennis doesn't know about post production, cars and of course music - especially the Anglo-American jazz funk scenes of the seventies and early eighties.

We are pleased to award him Fellowship of the Association.

The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound

13th February 2011

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Email: Dennis Weinreich7410-416-7523[Click Here]

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