Ben Mowat is an expert in audio recording and post production. He is a trained sound engineer having focused on recording and production skills at both degree and masters level.
With 15 years studio recording, audio editing and music production experience, Ben has now branched out into on-set sound recording, audio post production, foley creation, sound design and audio clean-up.
Ben works from his home studio where he has access to the latest audio editing & post production software tools including iZotope RX, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Kontakt Sampler and Divinci Resolve, as well as a large array of professional plug-ins, sample libraries and virtual instruments. He also has his own library of sampled material which has been built up over years of audio work.
Location Sound Recordist
As a location sound recordist/sound mixer, Ben has the virtues required to do the job, and do it well. These include:
excellent technical knowledge
in depth recording experience
good on-set experience
excellent interpersonal team skills
good understanding of film production
patience, determination and a high drive for quality
willingness to learn & continue to develop
Past projects include:
As principal sound mixer:
feature film Time Out (still in production) (https://chalkstar.co.uk)
short film Lie-Low (currently in post)
Audio clean-up, post production & mixing:
documentary Defenders of the Spirit Forest (2014)
short drama Running Club (2018)
a range of short commercial films for filmmaker Harry Pill (https://harrypill.co.uk)
Testimonial, Martyn Chalk (Chalk Star Films):
“Ben fits well into a team, stays professional throughout and is extremely conscientious”
Post Production Sound Designer
Ben Mowat is currently working as audio editor and sound designer / foley artist on two films in the making including Oxford film company Chalk Star Film's first feature Time Out.
Audio clean-up & editing
Sometimes in film, things don't always go to plan. Audio
captured on set might arrive in the post production studio with
problems, whether due to technical difficulties, challenging
climatic conditions or unwanted background sound.
Ben Mowat is a highly skilled and experienced audio editor with the know-how and powerful professional software required to fix and improve your production audio. His experience in this area includes:
Documentary: Defenders of the Spirit Forest fixed problems with audio due to high humidity levels on location in the jungle causing equipment failures, high levels of background noise such as motorbikes.
Short Film: Running Club repaired and improved on-set audio problems giving dialogue and important background sounds more clarity.
Corporate videos with film maker Harry Pill: bringing clarity and consistency to interviews.