Most recently operating in a freelance capacity, Collymore is a hugely versatile sound engineer who has previously worked as a dubbing mixer, re-recording mixer, dialogue and FX editor, ADR and Foley engineer, composer and sound designer at the likes of De Lane Lea, Hackenbacker, BOOM, Future and Videosonics.
His credits include the Kudos television dramas Spooks and Hustle (both BBC) and Law and Order:UK (ITV) as well as the feature films King Arthur, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Chicken Run and Billy Elliot.
By adding the talents of Collymore to its audio armoury Wise Buddah is hoping to make further inroads into high-end factual TV and independent feature film audio post-production, a sector it has been targeting in part via a tie-up with picture post house Sequence.
Wise Buddah joint managing director Dave Holt said: "Neil is the perfect fit to join our team as we work towards refurbishing, expanding and developing Wise Buddah's facilities. People have been increasingly using us for audio post for TV shows, especially since teaming up with Sequence Post to offer one-stop-shop picture and sound post-production deals, so bringing in an experienced, senior mixer like Neil is a logical but also very exciting move."
Collymore starts his new job this month.
Notes for editors
In 2005/2006 Neil Collymore was in the Spooks (series 4) sound team that was nominated for a BAFTA Craft award for best sound (TV fiction), an RTS Craft and Design Award for best sound (drama) and a Conch Award for Best Audio on a TV Drama Series.
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About Wise Buddah Studios
Wise Buddah’s Studio division operates five high-spec sound suites that can be used for a range of post-production and production purposes including: 5.1 and stereo TV, commercials and feature film mixin; podcast production; ISDN interviews; vocal recording; remixing and music production; acoustic sessions; and live and pre-recorded radio shows.
Wise Buddah Studios is part of the Wise Buddah group that also includes divisions for Conten, Talent and Jingles.