Achieve Higher Production Values Through Better Sound with Doug Paterson

Emerging filmmakers will learn how to give their documentaries the great sound it deserves.

This brief seminar will walk you through the entire sound process, from initial pre-production through to post-production, including tips on what filmmakers need to deliver. With an extensive career in the film and TV industry, Doug Paterson will show examples of his own work to demonstrate this extremely important part of filmmaking. Demystify audio production for documentaries and be better equipped for the competitive documentary film market.


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  • Non-members: $25
  • Students + Low income: $15

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For over 25 years, the two time Leo Award-winning sound designer Doug Paterson has been honing his chops, first playing music in BC bands, then turning his attention to recording and producing. While working for a composer on the feature I am My Father (2001), director Rafael Assaf suggested Doug do the sound design and mix for the film. And that was it—he was hooked. In 2003, Gary Bourgeois (Head Instructor at VFS) tapped Doug to teach at the brand new Vancouver Film School Sound Design Campus. Then in 2009, he teamed up with multi-award winning sound designer Gael MacLean (Gemini, Genie and Leo award-winner). After four successful years at Rukkus House, Doug returned to his studio Big World Sound to continue the work that is his passion.

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Latest credits:
Cool Daddy (2018)
Around the World in 80 Anthems (2017)
Brunch Queen (2017)
Unveiled: The Kohistan Video Scandal (2016)
Metta Via (2017)
Do I Have Boobs Now? (2017)
The Squatter (2017)
#Sti (TV Series) (2016)
Mixed Match (2016)
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (2016)

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