In today’s episode we are joined in studio by Catherine Robinson, Audio Supervisor at BBC Wales. Catherine has worked in radio sound for the BBC since 2001. Her specialism is sound design for radio drama, binaural audio and 3D sound for 360 video and VR. Catherine created the sound design and binaural mix for Ring, a horror radio drama for Radio 4. Following the success of that, Catherine has set up the first operational 3D sound studio in the BBC outside Research and Development, using their tools.
Some of the binaural productions that have been created in the 3D studio are: The Russell T Davies adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was the first ever binaural feature film; six 360 films for Planet Earth 2 using dynamic binaural sound design; and an episode of Doctor Who called ‘Knock Knock’ which is the first binaural TV drama to be made available on BBC iPlayer.
Catherine discusses her role at the BBC, the first binaural episode of a TV program available on the BBC iPlayer – Doctor Who, how content will drive immersive audio consumption and bringing immersive audio to the masses.
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Middlesex University London: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/
BBC Wales: https://www.bbc.com/wales
BBC Radio Wales: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radiowales
BBC Radio 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
BBC Research and Development: https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd
Ring – By Koji Suzuki. Adapted by Anita Sullivan: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06g63fk
The Stone Tapes – Peter Strickland re-imagines a classic seventies horror for Radio 4’s Fright Night: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06g63fh
Fright Night : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03328l0
Binaural Audio at the BBC Proms: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2016-09-binaural-proms
Tom Parnell: http://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/people/tom-parnell
Doctor Who: Binaural Episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051x29z
Darran Clement: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darran-clement-00313b55
A midsummer night’s Dream – Classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T. Davies:
Brian Minchin: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1848198/
BBC Binaural Sound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/projects/binaural-broadcasting
BBC Radio 4 – Pod Plays: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05b8wfv
Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43117710
Becky Lipscombe – BBC Africa Producer – Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beckstatic
BBC Radio Wales: The Sounds of Wales: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05zrd8y