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Tim Prebble, Sound Designer
email: tim@soundbite.co.nz
cell: +6421 162 8096
ichat: subbasshead@mac.com
SUBSTATION
studio: +644 909 7904
postal: POBox 6829, Marion Square
Wellington 6141, New Zealand




I first started experimenting with sound as a six year old playing in the grain silos on my parents farm & I've been fascinated by sound ever since. Substation is my sound design studio based in Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand; directly across the road from Park Road Post, Peter Jackson's state of the art film post facility, which is where the film projects we work on are mixed.


My name is Tim Prebble - I am a film sound designer & supervising sound editor. My feature film credits are listed at IMDB as well as below or if you'd prefer download a PDF copy here. I am passionate about what I do; sound design is my calling, my vocation & I consider it an art; it is my life’s work. I don't judge projects by budget, but I consciously gravitate towards projects where sound can play an active role in story telling. Accordingly my work ranges from large scale VFX-heavy studio films through to local independent feature films, documentaries & short films, and I take equal pride in all of my work.

If I can be of help with your project, please call or contact me via email.

 
cv: PDF
show reel: vimeo (pswd: 'sound')
blog: the music of sound
imdb: film credits
facebook: TimPrebble
twitter: TimPrebble
youtube: video
vimeo: video




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SOUND DESIGN:
I see sound design as more than just creating unique sounds;
it requires constant communication with all of the contributors to the soundtrack, so that we arrive at the final mix with a highly evolved, coherent jigsaw of elements, following the director's vision yet retaining the creative freedom where any scene or moment can be reconstituted in whatever form best serves the moment.

My modus operandi is based on collaboration:
with the director, the producer, the editor, the composer,
the post supervisor, VFX department, the re-recording mixers
dialogue supervisor and all of the sound editorial & foley team.

 
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SOUND EFFECTS & AMBIENCES:
Despite having a vast sound library, I prefer to record & create unique sounds for each film – to find the films voice. This usually requires visiting actual locations and accessing vehicles from the film. Thankfully in New Zealand we are also blessed with a very small population, which equates to quiet backgrounds for recording project-specific sound effects & ambiences. This natural resource combined with my own 2TB library & an open (but experienced) mind is what allows me to do my best work.

I love reading scripts & once onboard enjoy the process of constantly providing temp effects to picture editorial and temp mixes of scenes as it allows a progression to occur based on actual results

I also release royalty free libraries of sound effects and sound design source material via my company HISSandaROAR ranging from free CD quality material through to multi channel 192k.
 
 
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MUSIC:
I spend a lot of my spare time working on music & I love collaborating with composers & music editors, so there are no nasty surprises when we arrive at the final mix. Whether it is pitching sound effects to be in tune with the music, or developing evocative tones to help blend ambiences & effects with the score, treating sound as music is rich territory to explore.


 
Please scroll down to view my feature film credit list....
 
 

 
 

 
2012

THE EMPEROR
director: Peter Webber
producer: Gary Foster
role: Sound Designer
MR PIP
director: Andrew Adamson
producer: Robin Scholes
role: Sound Designer







BOY

2011

THE ORATOR
director: Tusi Tamasese
producer: Catherine Fitzgerald
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer, Composer
trailer: youtube


CIRQUE DE SOILEL 3D FILM
director: Andrew Adamson
producer: James Cameron, Aron Warner, Cary Granat
role: Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor




BOY


BOY
2010

LOVE BIRDS
director: PaulMurphy
producer: Mathew Metcalfe
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

RUSSIAN SNARK
director: Stephen Sinclair
producer: Liz DiFiore
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF GAZZA SNELL
director: Brendan Donovani
producer: Robin Scholes
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube



BOY


BOY
2009

BOY
director: Taika Waititi
producer: Ainsley Gardiner
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

HOME BY CHRISTMAS
director: Gaylene Preston
producer: Sue Rogers
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

UNDER THE MOUNTAIN
director: Jonathan King
producer: Matt Grainer, Richard Fletcher
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube



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2008

THE WARRIOR'S WAY
director: SngMoo Lee
producer: Barrie Osbourne
studio: Sad Flutes
role: Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor
trailer:
youtube

SHOW OF HANDS

director: Anothony McCarten
producer: Angela LittleJohn
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer:
youtube

 



BTi


30days

bsheep

2007

30 DAYS OF NIGHT
director: David Slade
producer: Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi
studio: SONY
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
director: Gabor Csupo
producer: Hal Lieberman
studio: WALDEN
role: Supervising Sound Editor
trailer: youtube

2006

BLACK SHEEP
director: Jonathan King
producer: Phillipa Campbell
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

NUMBER 2
director: Toa Fraser
producer: Phillipa Campbell
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer

2005

BOOGEYMAN
director: Stephen Kay
producer: Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi
studio: GhostHouse
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube



BTi

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THE WORLD'S FASTEST INDIAN
director: Roger Donaldson
producer: Gary Hannam
studio: NZFC
role: Supervising Sound Editor
trailer: youtube

2003

PERFECT STRANGERS

director: Gaylene Preston
producer: Robin Laing
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer
trailer: youtube

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stickmen
2000

STICKMEN
director: Hamish Rothwell
producer: Michelle Turner
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer

THE PRICE OF MILK
director: Harry Sinclair
producer: Fiona Coupland
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Effects Editor
trailer: youtube

1997

SAVING GRACE
director: Costa Botes
producer: Larry Parr
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Designer

 

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frighteners
1996

THE FRIGHTENERS
director: Peter Jackson
producer: Jamie Selkirk
studio: UNIVERSAL
role: Sound Effects Editor
trailer: youtube

1991

THE END OF THE GOLDEN WEATHER
director: Ian Mune
producer: SPP/Christina Milligan
studio: NZFC
role: Sound Effects Editor

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AWARDS:

2011 Best Film Soundtrack - FINALIST - Hopes and Dreams
2010 Best Film Soundtrack - WINNER - Home by Christmas
2010 Best Film Soundtrack - FINALIST - Boy
2010 Best Film Soundtrack - FINALIST - Under The Mountain
2008 Best Film Soundtrack - WINNER - Black Sheep

2006 Best Film Soundtrack - WINNER - World's Fastest Indian

2006 Best Film Soundtrack - FINALIST - Number 2

2003 Best Film Soundtrack - WINNER - The Locals

2003 Best Film Soundtrack - FINALIST - Toy Love

2002 Best Short Film Soundtrack - WINNER - Tick

1997 Best Film Soundtrack - WINNER - Saving Grace