James Gardner

Sound Recording |Sound Design-Mix-Edit

Based in London, UK.

info@jgmediaworks.com | UK +44 (0)7946265086 | Twitter: @jgardnersound  

A location sound recordist and sound editor based in London UK.  I work in a broad range of sectors from broadcast, film, online media, live event and music recording.  I am also a multi-skilled audiovisual technician working regularly and independently in some of the top venues and sites across Europe.  With 15 years of experience and training I offer my clients a highly evolved skill set and professional commitment to provide the best sound obtainable using state of the art equipment. 

This includes the Sound Devices 664 Mixer/ Recorder (with Timecode), Sennheiser MKH50 and MKH60 microphones, Sanken, DPA and Tram Lavaliers, Micron Wireless Systems and many other accessories and kit essential for providing high quality sound.   For Sound Design and Editing I use a mac equipped with Pro Tools and Logic Studio, Genelec 8030a Monitors and a Yamaha 01v96i Desk. 

I can cater for a variety of different workflows including documentary 'run and gun' style shoots, interviews, ENG, TV, corporate and commercials. Also with the help of my custom built Magliner 'bag cart' (see below) I can cover sound for smaller scale drama productions and 2nd Units.

Experienced on set, happy to work with all kinds of crew and able to deliver under pressure. Sound is my passion, art and I aim to always deliver it to the highest standard obtainable. 

I hold a degree in Music and Sound Design at the University Of Surrey (BMus Hons). I have a UK Passport, clean EU Driving License and Ford Focus that I am able to provide for shoots. I am an associate member of the Institute of Professional Sound (IPS) and uphold its Code Of Conduct.

Do feel free to get in touch by calling or via email above. We can then discuss what workflow would be best for your shoot, the equipment required and the estimated costs. I am also able to work with London equipment rental houses should there be anything more specific you require.

Recent Examples Include:

Expendables III - Movie Press Conference Coverage (Cast Members)
Sound Technician -  Tiger Aspect Productions

Mindfall/ Clippings/ Dark Gardens - Series of Shorts
Production Sound Mixer -  Rebellious Arts Productions LTD

McFly At The Royal Albert Hall - Band Interviews
Sound Recordist - JJStereo Ltd.

Lovebox Festival - Live Event Recording
Sound Recordist, Red Bull Stage - Red Bull.

Mozilla (Firefox) Hive Learning- Mozfest. Corporate.
Sound Recordist

GH Mumm Champagne - Cordon Rogue Club Film at the French Ambassadors residence.
Sound - Campbell Bell Communications Ltd.

Cambridge Audio HiFi - Corporate Video
Sound Editor/ Mixer - Republic Publishing Ltd.

Eastern Electrics Festival - Live Event Recording
Sound Recordist, Various Stages - Red Bull.

The Two Puddings - Documentary
Sound Recordist (Daily) - Rob West Films.

Changes - Drama, Short Film.
Sound Recordist/ Sound Designer - Frederick S. Photography Ltd. Dir: Frederick S.

Kick About - Short Film/ Gang Violence Campaign
Sound Recordist/ Sound Designer - Keen City LTD Dir. Freddy Frost
ISPT Poker - Press Conferences. Wembley Stadium
Sound Recordist - Sarah Keeling o/b/o ISPT Poker.

NHS GovToday Debate - Corporate, London
Sound Mixer - MCL o/b/o GovToday

Horizon Ltd - Corporate Video. London
Sound Designer - Neath Films Ltd

The Getaway - Short Film Starring Helen Flanagan and Upen Patel. London
Sound Mixer/ Recordist - Ice Productions LTD

Steffi - Online Drama. Twickenham Studios / London
Boom Operator / Assistant - BBC / Emerald Films LTD

'Dead Love ' - Feature Film. London
Sound Mixer/ Recordist - Zombee Video Dir: Chris Gallagher

'Tate Tanks ' - Installation For the Tate Modern. London
Sound Mixer/ Recordist - The W Project.

'September 11th' - Film/Drama. London
Re-recording Mixer - Neath Films Ltd / British Deaf Council (Broadcast on Film4).