Panel Discussion

WFTV Upskilling: Tips from the Experts; Post Sound with Jo Jackson, Nina Hartstone and Sue Malpass

4th June 2020 18:00

Thursday 4 June | 18:00 – 19:00

WFTV’s new series of tech focussed events is designed to offer practical advice and expert knowledge to enable you to deliver the best film or programme possible. The events will be particularly helpful for members working outside of these areas who want to learn more about how these departments operate.

Hosted by Emma Buttdubbing mixersound editorADR recordist and former WFTV mentee, each week we’ll hear from industry experts in different technical departments including Sound (both production and post), Editing, Grading, VFX, Animation and Post Production Management who will share with us ways to enhance your material, trouble shoot issues and best plan the workflow and delivery of your project.

This week, we are delighted to be joined by Jo Jackson, sound assistant/SFX editor, Nina Hartstone, dialogue editor and ADR supervisor and Sue Malpass, re-recording mixer.

Jo Jackson started their sound post-production career as a runner at Halo Post in 2012 and quickly got promoted to a mix technician, working on countless feature films including About Time, ’71 and Big Eyes over the next few years.  Since leaving to go freelance almost 4 years ago, Jo has worked hard to gain a reputation as an Assistant Sound Editor and Sound Editor on high end feature films.  Jo’s most recent projects include; No Time To Die, Radioactive, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Sue Malpass first started her career as a junior assistant dubbing mixer at the BBC in Bristol, where she had the opportunity to work on some fantastic wildlife series, including ‘the private life of plants’ with David Attenborough. In 1997 Sue moved to London and started work at Encore Post, where she stayed for 17 years, gaining numerous editing, mixing and recording credits. Sue was part of the team that recorded  ADR for The Lord of the Rings,  she mixed documentaries such as Time Watch, Science and Islaam, edited and mixed 4 series for Katie and Peter, and recorded with the whole team of Red Dwarf!

In 2013 Sue set up her own business, Tonic Sound Ltd and has been busy sound supervising dramas, recording Foley, and sound designing for films including London Heist, effects editing for Plebs and editing mixing documentaries such as I am a Killer.

Nina Hartstone is an Oscar and BAFTA winning Supervising Sound Editor working in feature films, specialising in Dialogue and ADR. Having worked her way up through the sound editorial ranks to the role of Supervisor, she is now passionate about nurturing the next generation of sound creatives and is particularly keen to encourage diversity in this area of film production. Her credits include Evita, The Hours, An Education, Everest and Gravity. Nina has participated in industry panels and given presentations at film festivals and educational establishments around the world, including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, NAB in Las Vegas and NFTS. Outside of work, Nina enjoys spending time with her family, fundraising for local schools and being creative.

Some of the areas we will cover:

  • What to ask before you start working on your show
  • Workflow: What unique considerations does each department have?
  • Trouble shooting: What are the common problems, and how can they be avoided?
  • How to co-ordinate your project effectively between different technical departments

So whether you’re new to the industry or established in your role and want a better understanding of the technical journey your film or show takes, join us to hear from technical experts who will leave you armed with new knowledge to help you deliver your best.

This event is for existing WFTV members only. Members please log-in to your account to watch the recording of the event.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr for those living within the M25, and £50+ VAT/yr for those living outside of this area, please click here or email