He has previously worked at Pinewood and Dolby
Splice has appointed James Shannon as its head of audio technology.
Shannon was most recently a lecturer in sound for film and media at the University of Gloucestershire for the past year, as well as doing freelance consultancy for productions such as Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. He also has experience in the industry through two years at Pinewood as senior creative services systems engineer, and over a decade at Dolby as a senior sound consultant.
At Pinewood he project-managed the redesign of the main dubbing theatres and worked on many Marvel productions and Jurassic World: Dominion, and Shannon started his career as a facility technical manager at CTS-Lansdowne recording studios - where he supported titles such as Lord of the Rings: Return of The King.
During his time with Dolby Laboratories, Shannon co-wrote Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio Technical Guidelines and it’s patent, as well as worked on over 170 films internationally and his credits include titles such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Alien: Covenant.
Shannon said: “It’s great to join Splice! A number of things attracted me to work here. It was clear that the company is dynamic, yet has a family feel, with independent owners who are passionate about quality and putting the needs of clients first. The facilities have a great vibe and are top class, which is important in my role. Also, the team is exactly the type I love to work with: hugely talented, friendly and have a passion for making great content.
“I’m looking forward to working with our clients, making sure that our mixing facilities sound amazing, keeping the company at the forefront of industry advancements and ensuring that the technology supports the creativity of our teams.”
Splice MD Richard Folley added “I think anyone who knows James or knows of him is aware of what he brings to the team. His knowledge in audio technology is second to none and in addition to that his passion and skill in educating at all levels brings a unique combination to Splice. It didn’t take long for us to realise it would be a great fit as we strive for excellence here at Splice, James’ input will be enormous. When I say we’re delighted he’s decided to join us it is a huge understatement.”