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Members and non-Members who the Council consider have made a considerable contribution to the Association and/or to the techniques involved in the production of Sound for Motion Pictures. Please contact the Membership Secretary if you have any queries about Honorary Members.
Full Member / FellowI have been dedicated to post-production sound for TV broadcast and Feature films for over four deca
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.
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
Full Member / Fellow
The Council of the Association of Motion Picture Sound is pleased to award Fellowship of the Association to Catherine Hodgson, a distinguished and well respected Supervising Sound Editor working in both Film and and Television Drama sound. Catherine’s contributions to many notable soundtracks have been rewarded with eight BAFTA Nominations since the early nineties, a Royal Television Society Award for 'The Long Firm' in 2004 and two BAFTA Awards, 'Our Mutual Friend' in 1999 and 'Wallander' in 2010.
Catherine contributed to the ‘Sound of Story 2016’ forum, which was organised by Women in Film and supported by AMPS.
A letter of recommendation from Walter Murch:
Dear AMPS Council ::
I am writing to recommend Catherine Hodgson for an AMPS Fellowship.
I have known Catherine, personally, for almost fifty years, and professionally for thirty five. Her father, Les Hodgson, and I collaborated on a series of films over twenty years (Julia, Apocalypse Now, Return to Oz, First Knight) and it was in a family context that I first met Catherine.
I was accordingly happy to learn of Catherine’s first professional film credits in the mid 1980’s, and I have watched her subsequent 30 year career in sound editing and sound supervision with great interest and admiration, particularly her jobs as supervising sound editor on Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre - as well as TV series such as Wallander.
I believe an AMPS Fellowship for Catherine would be an overdue credit to the organisation, and I am sure that for her part, she would bring an industrious charm and a unique perspective to our meetings and conferences.
With earnest hopes for Catherine’s Fellowship,
The Council is proud to honour Catherine Hodgson AMPS with a Fellowship of the Association.
Email: Harry Hutchings7410-95-7523[Click Here]
Ann Kroeber is a Sound Designer, Effects Editor and Recordist with over 30 years of experience, who has recorded and or supplied sounds for 13 films that have either won or been nominated for Academy Awards® in Sound. She owns Sound Mountain Sound Effects Service, which provides customized sound effects for movies, games and art installations. Ann enjoys teaching and providing inspiration to a new generation of sound people. She has been invited to a number of teaching forums, and universities in in Northern Europe.
Full Member / FellowStarting in BBC Sound Radio in Scotland in 1959, moved into BBC Film Unit at Ealing Studios in 1963
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 on contract. 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!
Made it to retirement - debts paid!
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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Email: Sandy MacRae7410-62-7523[Click Here]
Email: Angela Marshall7410-1954-7523[Click Here]
Full Member / Fellow
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