Will Norie

Head of Audio (Bristol)

About Will

Will was invited to head up the audio department of Evolutions’ new Bristol facility in 2013.

After nearly a decade as Sound Supervisor at Aardman Animations, having worked on internationally acclaimed productions such as Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts, he was excited by the opportunity to exponentially expand his client base and CV (In one year at Evolutions, he had already mixed more hours of content than 10 years in the painstaking world of animation!)

Will is a multiple award winner and nominee, including RTS and Golden Reel (MPSA) Awards. He has been passionate in his role as a BAFTA voting member in Sound, Documentary, Animation and Shorts chapters in Features and TV categories for over a decade. He has also served as jury member for multiple awards, proudly including Bristol’s very own Internationally renowned Wildscreen Panda Awards.

With over 20 years’ experience in audio and post, clients say he has an immediate and instinctive sense of narrative, an insatiable drive for craft and detail, and an ability to immediately put them at ease, whilst interpreting and achieving their highest audio aspirations.

With credits in every genre, Will has a passion for projects that invite a highly creative collaborative environment, from inception to realisation, especially in Documentary, Natural History, Drama and of course Animation!

When not pushing faders up and down, in the pursuit of audio perfection, Will can often be found cooking and entertaining for friends, renovating houses and going for long country dog walks! He is a keen carpenter and ski & snowboard fanatic.

To request Will’s showreel or CV, or to check his availability, please email us

Credits

Gardeners’ World – BBC Bristol for BBC Two

Locked In: Breaking the Silence – Marble Films for BBC Storyville

Streetmate – RDF Television for Ch4

DIY SOS – BBC Bristol for BBC1

Pirates! Band of Misfits – Aardman Features (MPSA Golden Reel Nomination)

Countryfile – BBC Bristol for BBC1

Sun, Sex & Suspicious Parents (series 4) – RDF West for BBC3

God’s Kingdom – Guy Soulsby (RTS Award for Best Sound)

Simply Nigella – BBC Bristol for BBC2

Eat Well for Less – RDF West for BBC1

What people say about Will

“Mixing sound on DIY SOS is a challenging job and Will does it with skill and sensitivity. He is always happy to go the extra mile and eek out the very best audio from amidst the banging and crashing of construction.”

Paolo Proto – Series Producer on DIY SOS

“I have worked with Will on numerous projects over the years including commercials, short films and broadcast work. Frequently during a track lay or mix Will will say “Ohh, I can imagine the sound I just cant describe it.” He will then go and make that sound and it is usually perfect, he has something you cant buy off the shelf, a good ear.

Will has a natural talent for getting under the skin of a project to create brilliant audio, I highly recommend him.”

Merlin Crossingham – Creative Director, Aardman Animations