A Soundscape should move and transport its audience. Yet all too often, it’s treated as an afterthought. At George Foulgham Soundscapes it’s our aim to address your post audio needs from where they actually start: Pre-production. From treatment to filming to rough cuts - and finally, of course, to the mix itself - it’s our mission to offer personal and considered support to steer your project to the polished and compelling Soundscape it deserves.


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BIOGRAPHY

GEORGE


As a distinguished Sound Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor, George has set the gold standard for documentary soundscapes. George headed the renowned feature documentary audio department at London post production house Molinare since 2002, before starting GF Soundscapes in 2021. During his time there, the department continuously hit new technical heights, whilst endeavouring to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving world of factual audio post production. A personal highlight came in 2008, when George’s work on the Oscar winning feature documentary Man On Wire was widely recognised as a breakthrough for feature documentary as a genre.  On its way to the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Man on Wire also picked up the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and a BAFTA. George’s work on the film played a vital role in its success:

“With perfect sound, on a large screen, Petit’s bizarre obsession with the towers is touchingly reconstructed …” Nick Fraser Producer, Man on Wire (Series Editor Storyville) Aside from this prodigious achievement, George has also won a ‘Best Sound’ BAFTA for his work on Trawlermen in 2010, and an RTS Craft & Design award for Fighting the War in 2003. His work has also been recognised 6 further times with BAFTA nominations for Brazil with Michael Palin, New Europe, Trawlermen Pick of the Catch, Himalaya with Michael Palin, Sahara with Michael Palin and Soho Stories; also, more recently, a Broadcast Tech Innovation award nomination for Terms & Conditions:  A UK Drill Story. Alongside these personal accolades, George has supervised and mixed many extraordinary, brilliant and diverse documentaries that have been celebrated around the world. These credits include Orlando von Einsiedel’s and Joanna Natasegara’s Oscar-nominated Virunga and Oscar winning The White Helmets, Ed Perkins Oscar-nominated Black Sheep, Lucy Cohen’s Kingdom of Us, Kevin Macdonald’s Sky Ladder: the Art of Cai Guo-Qiang, Alfred George Bailey’s Grierson-winning Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall and Daniel Gordon’s four part The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius. George prides himself on forging continuing relationships with ambitious directors who create an emotional, compelling story that the world has to see and hear – and not only does this apply to established filmmakers, but also to the burgeoning directors and producers of tomorrow.  Through established bodies such as the National Film & Television School, the University of Gloucestershire and the University of Arizona, George lectures and helps to support students studying documentary and sound design, and has participated in the BAFTA Give Something Back mentoring scheme. George’s extensive credit list demonstrates a wealth of experience, knowledge and flexibility that will safeguard your entire audio post production process from start to finish.

BIOGRAPHY

TOM


After a highly successful career in the music industry both as a solo artiste and with his band,  Byron Bay, Tom turned his attention to his other passion - Documentary Soundscapes. Equipped with a prestigious BATAC qualification and a Cum Laude Bachelor Degree in Applied Audiovisual Communication Techniques from the Thomas More University in Belgium , Tom joined London’s Molinare where he had the opportunity to work with George. During his four years as George’s assistant, Tom’s talent was nurtured and guided by one of the best creatives in the industry, and their working relationship has turned into a powerful synergy.  Together they’ve crafted emotionally engaging soundscapes on some of the best documentaries in the world which Tom looks forward to continuing through his association with George Foulgham Soundscapes.

Tom’s portfolio has now expanded to include audiobooks, podcasts, short films and commercials, and he runs the Podcasting and Masterclasses Music Entertainment courses at his alma mater - the Thomas More University. He’s also part of their Applied Sciences research team, ‘eXtend’ - a two-year project exploring how XR technologies can feed into media production - an area of research that is helping Tom to better understand the needs of content producers.


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PRESS CUTTINGS & TESTIMONIALS

EIGHTH ANNUAL AMPS AWARDS


Source / Photo: AMPS

For the first time in two years, The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) was able to honour its annual awards winners at a physical ceremony which was held on Sunday 12th September at The University of Greenwich. “The Queen’s Gambit” scooped the Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama accolade and “Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and his World- Famous Jazz Club” received Excellence in Sound for a Factual Film.

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The winning sound talent line-up from “Ronnie: Ronnie Scott and his World-Famous Jazz Club” includes, Claire Ellis, George Foulgham, Andrew Hewitson, Alastair Sirkett.

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George Foulgham launches audio post company


Source: Broadcast

BAFTA-winning re-recording artist George Foulgham has launched a boutique venture, George Foulgham Soundscapes.

An audio post-production company, GF Soundscapes aims to provide support for film & tv productions - both documentary and drama - from concept to the final mix.

It wants to deliver a holistic approach, joining projects as early as the treatment stage, through to filming rough cuts, and the final mix, with the desire to streamline the service and avoid common problems found in post-production.

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BAFTA-winning mixer launches audio post company


Source: TVB Europe

Speaking about the new venture, Foulgham said: “This is an exciting new chapter in my career. I’m really looking forward to getting involved with projects at the pre-production stage, where a lot of audio decisions are made without a voice from the ‘post’ world.

“Overseeing a project’s audio requirements from start to finish will make the whole process a lot more streamlined for our clients. Too often it’s clear from the final piece when the soundscape has been treated as an afterthought.”

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Mixer George Foulgham launches boutique audio house


Source: Televisual

BAFTA-winning Re-Recording Mixer George Foulgham is launching his new boutique venture – George Foulgham Soundscapes.

The audio post production company aims to provide support for film and TV productions – both documentary and drama – all the way from concept to the final mix.

Foulgham commented: “This is an exciting new chapter in my career. I’m really looking forward to getting involved with projects at the pre-production stage, where a lot of audio decisions are made without a voice from the ‘post’ world. Overseeing a project’s audio requirements from start to finish will make the whole process a lot more streamlined for our clients. Too often it’s clear from the final piece when the soundscape has been treated as an afterthought.”

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Ronnie’s review – puts you right there, in a Soho jazz institution


Source: The Guardian

"It's a relief to come and work with George because after the trials and tribulations of getting a film made you know your story has arrived in a passionate and expert pair of hands. It's a pleasure to hear George bring a mix to life and listen to it fill the cinema. Whether it's getting the best out of unheard treasures from The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix bootlegs or creating the sounds of war torn 1940s London or the bustling streets of New York City the results are always so immersive and tasteful so whenever I get the opportunity George is the first guy I think of when it's time to mix a project. "

- Ollie Murray, Director

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Soho audio talent wins Baftas


Source: Broadcast

Soho post houses Boom and Molinare are celebrating after their senior audio talent was recognized with Bafta Craft Awards.

Molinare’s George Foulgham and Lisa McStay picked up the Sound Factual award for their work on Trawlermen (pictured) having worked on series 2, 3 and 4 of the BBC produced show.

Executive producer Bill Lyons said: “There aren’t many shows as tough as Trawlermen from the point of view of the sound department. We’re so lucky to have had [these] two on board to stitch our salt-soaked offerings into such a finely-wrought aural tapestry.”

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George Foulgham: Dubbing Mixer


Source: BBC

"I’ve been nominated a few times, but every time you’re nominated, it’s like going to the dentist and having a party at the same time. There is that moment of absolute dread going through all the clips and then somebody opening up an envelope. It’s pretty heart-stopping." - George

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Black Sheep | Tell Me Who I Am


Nominee
Black Sheep – Oscar
Nominee
Tell Me Who I Am – Grierson


"I have had the privilege to work with George on many projects over the years - including TELL ME WHO I AM and BLACK SHEEP - and the collaboration is always one of the highlights of the entire filmmaking process for me. I have always felt immensely privileged to be in such safe and talented hands.George combines an acute sensitivity for what the sound mix can and should do with a genuine willingness to take creative risks. Despite arguably having mixed more feature documentaries than anyone else in the world (!), I always feel as though George approaches each and every new project with the same excitement and respect, and his unparalleled experience has saved me from myself on many occasions. On TELL ME WHO I AM specifically, George handled the balance of music and effects with huge care given the sensitivities involved in the story, and his use of total silence at several points in the film really felt like we were pushing the boundaries of what a traditional documentary sound mix can offer."


Ed Perkins

Director

TRAWLERMEN


Winner
BAFTA TV Craft Factual Sound Award 2010
Nominee
BAFTA TV Craft Factual Sound Award 2008


"George is hands down one of the best in the business. Working with him is a creative joy and I always feel like I am in very safe hands. The White Helmets was a challenging mix due to the combination of multiple recording formats and sound qualities. George pulled everything together to create a beautifully textured soundscape that was cinematic and yet remained true to the realities on the ground in Syria and Turkey."


BILL LYONS

Executive Producer
Documentaries & Features BBC Birmingham

MICHAEL PALIN’S NEW EUROPE


Himalaya with Michael Palin
Sahara with Michael Palin


"In choosing a dubbing mixer George is always top of my list and has been so for the last twenty years. George is his own sternest critic. To achieve his high standards he brings a calmness, clarity and attention to detail that is truly impressive. In his skilful hands tracks recorded in difficult conditions in the field can sound pristine and transformed. Within the increasingly complex demands of broadcasters George also manages to make mixing-sessions at Molinare experiences that are relaxed and enjoyable as well as technically of the highest standard."


ROGER MILLS

Director/Producer
Prominent Television

MUGABE AND THE WHITE AFRICAN


Nominee
BAFTA Outstanding Directorial Debut 2010
Winner
BIFA Best British Documentary 2009


"I watch Trawlermen and how we experience what those guys cope with is completely enhanced by the sound. We’ve experienced the different world you help to create with our Mugabe film. It just makes me feel so lucky that we had you helping our film."


ELIZABETH MORGAN HEMLOCK

Producer
Arturi Films

WITH THANKS TO

ProjectSixty4 – projectsixty4.com
Emma Comans – flyingfox.tv
Natalie & Adam at Flashbang – flashbangstudio.com
Greg Wheeler at HHB – hhb.co.uk
Paul Carlin – cake-editing.co.uk
Lisa McStay – portraitsbypeartree.co.uk
Martin Pullman at Goldcrest Films – goldcrestfilms.com
BAFTA – bafta.org
ACADEMY AWARDS – oscars.org

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