Outstanding technical knowledge, and a thoroughgoing approach have earned Steve high regard as a sound engineer and producer allowing him to develop a career that spans music and video recording and production as well as broadcast sound, including that for many high profile TV shows.
He works extensively producing video, CD/DVD, sound for digital games, sound installations, live events and any other area where audio content is required. Steve is a full member of the Association of Sound Designers.
Steve is perhaps most widely known for his work between 1993 to 2015 as the influential Head of Sound for the “Thursford Christmas Spectacular” a truly remarkable theatre show which runs for over 80 performances each November and December attracting an audience in excess of 150,000 people. Steve was responsible for taking the sound design from very modest beginnings to a point where it was widely acknowledge to rival the best in the west end.
As well as continuing to practice Steve now offers consultancy and training services and has a passion for demystifying sound mixing and production.
For further details on Steve’s work as a film maker and video production services please visit https:www.brodie-ams.co.uk
Based in the heart of East Anglia (UK) and ideally located for projects in Norwich, Cambridge, Ipswich, Kings Lynn, Peterborough and the surrounding areas, Steve travels extensively to meet the needs of his diverse clients.
Kingdom ITV1 - Production Sound Mixer
ITV drama for Sunday evenings starring Stephen Fry, screened in early 2007. Starred Stephen Fry as Peter Kingdom, a Norfolk solicitor who is coping with family, colleagues, and the strange locals who come to him for legal assistance. The first series was aired in 2007 and averaged six million viewers per week.
Cromer Pier Show - Sound Designer
The celebrated only end of the pier show in the world! The pavilion theatre is now the only theatre at the end of a pier that produces it's own show every summer and Christmas. It provides an eclectic blend of great pop music, breath taking West End ballads, speciality acts and humour from top comedians.
The Theatre has around 500 seats making for an intimate experience which draws on quality acts to provide a memorable and heart warming experience.
Time Team C4 - Sound Recordist
One of the programmes I always wanted to work on, I've been fortunate enough to have a chance to work with the team on a couple of special editions of the popular archaeology programme the first about a Saxon ship burial in Essex, the other a feature on Boudicea. OK so we weren't up to our necks in mud on either of these but it was great to meet and work with Tony Robinson and Mick Aston who being accustomed to having Steve Shearn and Steve Bowden on sound were amused to meet another 'Steve' on sound!
2004 / 2010
Thursford Christmas Spectacular - Head of Sound
A cast of 120 performers, over 80 shows throughout November and December playing to in excess of 150,000 people the Thursford Christmas Spectacular truly is a phenomenon. Over 140 sound sources including strings, woodwind, brass, solo singers, a 40 strong choir, and an original Wurlitzer cinema organ saved from the Leeds Odeon! In addition to this, 64 channels of Shure UHF-R radio mics to cope with the highly dynamic staging. All mixed via a Yamaha PM5D expanded with two DSP5Ds to cope with the number of channels required for this extraordinary production.
Hidden Paintings of the East BBC2 - Sound Recordist
Meera Syal searches for the hidden paintings which reveal the extraordinary story of a Norfolk Prince. At the heart of the film is the story of Frederick Duleep Singh, son of the Last Maharaja of the Punjab. Despite being disinherited by the British Establishment, he spent his life trying to become one of them. The story unfolds through an extraordinary collection of paintings that he bought - bargain hunt style - from the landed gentry, and then donated to the nation.
Wavelength Films Summer 2011
Countrywise Kitchen ITV1 - Sound Rescordist
Countryside, cooking, what's not to like about a job like this! well there was getting attacked by those honey bees in Yorkshire, but aside from that a wonderful spring and summer spent in good company. The viewing figures were good as well!
Blood on His Hands - Sound Mixer/Designer
In a historic trial, James Taylor must choose whether his brother's murderer is sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. It was a great privilege to be asked by Justin Coleman to work on the sound design for his award winning film. I took responsibility for both location sound and post production working closely with Justin to create the finished product.
Wavelength Films 2007
Alice in Wonderland Sky Arts - Sound Supervisor
The famous Chicken Shed Theatre Company's work with children of all abilities was exemplified by this production which was recorded for Sky Television and broadcast on their Artsworld channel. A DVD is also to be released shortly. From the Sound Supervisors point of view it required liaison with the in house sound department and organisation of my own crew to provide splits and feeds of the house band and vocal mixes to supplement my own mic plot. In all it was quite a challenge in the short space of time available.
Top Gear BBC - Sound Recordist
The motoring magazine programme for BBC2 which has become a global brand. There is really not much more I can say but driving around the lotus test track with James May and Vicky Butler-Henderson was quite an experience. Who was fastest? I'm sworn to secrecy!
Location Sound Recording
Steve has worked extensively as a location sound recordist for drama and documentary over many years. He has credits for all the major broadcasters, as well as significant knowledge and experience of the corporate sector.
A full selection of up to the minute location sound kit is always available.
For availability and rates please use the contact page in the first instance.
We will get back to you as soon as we are able.
Theatre Sound Design
With over 20 years experience of sound design for one of the most lavish productions in the U.K. (as well as a number of more modest ones!) Steve is well placed to offer a complete sound design service, or advice and consultancy on any aspect of the sound design for your production, from system design to show control techniques.
For new enquiries please use our contact page.
Live Sound Mixing
From complex shows with orchestras and dance companies to TV chat shows, Steve has considerable live sound mixing experience. Although as likely to be working in a consultative capacity these days he still relishes getting his hands on the faders and welcomes enquiries regarding his availability.
Dubbing Mixing and EBU R128 Loudness Compliance
Clients including The Television Business rely on us to deliver R128 compliant sound for broadcast.
We are happy to meet any post production requirements from a full dub, to ensuring you won't fall foul of the new EBU R128 loudness regulations for broadcast sound.
See our blog post for some background on the 'loudness' issue.
Sound Consultancy and Training Services
Steve is passionate about demystifying the techniques and processes of sound engineering and mixing! He has been pleased to be invited to deliver training for a number of organisations including on behalf of the globally respected acoustic consultant Peter Mapp- www.petermapp.com -
As training requirements can differ so vastly we invite you to open an enquiry about your needs on the contact page. We look forward to hearing from you.
Film Making and Video Production
Audio and video go hand in hand these days and Steve has for some time pursued a parallel career in film making.
For further details of these services, some useful guides to video production and examples of work, please visit our sister site at www.brodie-ams.co.uk
Digital Games Sound Design
Having collaborated with games developers in the past including Outsider Games, enquiries for digital gaming sound design are always of interest and your enquiries would be welcome.
Sound System Supply and Install
Brodie Sound offers a complete sound system design and supply service for any venue large or small. Drawing on broad experience and knowledge of the best equipment available today at all price points.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.