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Andy Kennedy on sound design

BAFTA-winning sound designer and sound effects editor Andy Kennedy talks about his early work as a runner and the importance of buying a sound machine to build a library of effects, and explains the various roles of people who work in the sound department on films.

Andy has worked as a sound designer on major high-end TV series such as Game of Thrones (2011-) and Generation Kill (2008), and as sound effect editor on blockbusters including Batman Begins (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and several films in the Harry Potter franchise.

Interviewer: Pelumi Akindude