Richard Butler

Job title
Senior Technician: Audio
Email
richard.butler@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 370459 Ext: 1459

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 1998 with and HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, I decided to branch off and specialise in audio engineering, furthering my education with an Audio Engineering Diploma at The SAE Institute (School of Audio Engineering) in London.

Heading straight into my career I started as an audio mastering engineer at the production music and sound effects library company, deWolfe Music, Soho, London. From there I continued as a mastering engineer and moved to Music Choice, London, a Sky funded music genre broadcast channel, transmitting on pan-european satellite platforms.

In 2002 I started working as a post production dubbing mixer at CrowTV, Shepherds Bush, London. There I was series dubbing mixer on a wide range of UK based programmes for independent production companies broadcasting on UK and US television channels. I worked on a wide range of genres from daytime TV, long running series, drama, documentaries and prime time TV programmes.

In 2005 I let the UK and headed to South East Asia to work as a Scuba Instructor Trainer in Thailand, following one of my great passions. While living in Thailand I developed an interest in underwater macro photography, using Thailand as a hub to explore the reefs of Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

After 6 years abroad I returned to the UK with my wife to settle down. It was at this point I moved back into the Post Production industry, work in Audio Media Logistics and tech support at Films at 59 in Bristol. Based around the corner form BBC Bristol, Films at 59 are the largest Post Production facility in the South West of England and not only operate as a post production facility, but also a production equipment hire facility, renting camera, lighting, audio and many other production resources to the South West's numerous production companies. They specialise in post production of Natural History documentaries and have been the leader in this field for many years.

I started my role as Senior Technician for Audio at Falmouth University in July 2015, bringing my industry knowledge and experience of audio post production and post production workflow to the students of the School of Film and Television, enriching the technical side of their productions and final pieces along with the other members of the technical team here at Falmouth University.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
1997
HND Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nottingham Trent University
1999
Audio Engineering Diploma
School of Audio Engineering, London

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Post Production and Location Recording for film and Television

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Film
BA(Hons) Television
BA(Hons) Animation
BA(Hons) Animation & Visual Effects
MA Film & Television