Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Alan Power 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

Majored in sound for final year working with audio post production software including Avid Pro Tools, iZotope RX 8 and Adobe Audition. 7+ years on set experience on student and independent productions handling sound recording. sound design, sound editing and Foley work. Created over 12 short films live action and animated including, All Hail Goldman’s Mind (2015), Static (2016) and Detective Buckers (2020). Wrote, directed, produced the animated feature film Deep Meaning (2017) at eighteen, screened at the 2018 Kilkenny Alternative Arts Festival and received a four star review by UK Film Review. Wrote 8 feature length screenplays over the past 4 years.

Sound Design

Post production sound design for two grad films, 'To All My Daughters' and 'Sisters', and a radio play, 'Father', using Avid Pro Tools and iZotope RX 8 focusing on sound mixing checking levels and loudness so they are at the broadcasting standards, Cleaning up and enhancing audio by removing unwanted sounds such as background noise and hisses, restoring frequencies to make audio sound brighter and fuller, making dialogue more legible and creating a final mix, recording Foley such as ambience, chairs, and footsteps to be used for audio editing layering audio tracks to create the projects soundscape, making sound compliment the visuals while also having sounds from off screen play to make the world of the projects come alive.

THESIS: The Role of Sound in Ridley Scott's Alien

An analysis of the sound in the film Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott, asking how is the sound design of the film used to build the setting? Does the sound design help build-up the tension and surprise of the scene? Does the sound complement the images on screen and if it does, how so? What were the intentions of the filmmakers in regards to how they wanted the audience to feel towards the scene through the use of its sound? How does the audience feel/react/think in relation to the sound and to find out information about the making of the sound in the film through my research.