Shoot and Score

Having honed his skills at the JMC Academy, Daniel Brown has since spun an enviable career as a sound engineer, and has just received an award from the school for his Outstanding Contribution to Creative Industries.

FilmInk2.jpgFrom local hits like Happy Feet and Australia to high-profile projects The Lego Movie and The Railway Man, JMC Alumni Daniel Brown's artistry is being recognised worldwide. His most recent credit is as score mixer for James Cameron's 3D documentary Deepsea Challenge. In recognition of his work, Brown received a JMC Academy award on June 27 - along-with four other JMC alumni (including Timomatic!!) for their Outstanding Contribution to Creative Industries - at a special ceremony held at the Academy's new Sydney Ultimo campus. FilmInk went behind-the-scenes to gain insight into this talented engineer.

Did JMC help shape your career?

It gave me the fundamental things I needed to know about audio engineering. I mean, I couldn't have walked into the studio with confidence without having the knowledge behind me. I used to help out performance students do their shows at JMC, and an old manager of JMC went to Trackdown [Studios] and started working there. As soon as they needed an assistant, she knew I was the person to call. She trusted me because she knew I'd work hard.

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