Storytelling Through Sound

Storytelling Through Sound

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Sound is an essential yet often overlooked element in documentary. This panel will explore how a successful collaboration between a director, an editor, a sound designer and a composer can enhance the narrative, atmosphere, and emotional depth of your film.

Films associated with speakers from this panel: The Quiet Zone, Wajd: Songs of Separation

Interested in other films that take a unique approach to sound? We also recommend: Spotlight: Press Play, Spotlight: Quietude



Elisa Gonzalez

Elisa Gonzalez is rooted in the fine arts practicing as a filmmaker, multi-media artist, and educator. Her work ranges from experimental to interactive documentary that has exhibited internationally including Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain, and The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum. Her work explores the inherent tension between memory and history, and between technology and the individual, through contemporary documentary form. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

Industry Panelist

Jeremy Therrien

Jeremy is a sound editor who works in both documentary and narrative film. He has also done location sound and music composition for a variety of branded content and short films. He works part-time at Capilano University as Post Production Sound Lab Supervisor. Jeremy is the sound designer for DOXA 2018 film Wajd: Songs of Separation.

Industry Panelist

Kelly Morris

With nearly 25 years as an editor, Kelly Morris’ work has crossed many genres. From investigative journalism, with 7 years at CBC’s The Fifth Estate, to natural history at BBC’s The Natural World (A Wolf Called Storm), The Nature of Things (For the Love of Elephants), and National Geographic (Ice Bear), and tenure at the CBC Documentary Unit. Kelly has a strong passion towards excellence in editing, and has devoted his self to the CCE board of directors since 2012, and is now in his second term as President.

Industry Panelist

Andrea Warner - Moderator

Andrea Warner is a writer, critic, broadcaster, and podcaster focusing on music, arts, pop culture, and feminism. She’s the author of the forthcoming book, Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Sept. 25, 2018, Greystone) as well as the acclaimed 2015 book, We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the '90s and Changed Canadian Music (Eternal Cavalier Press). Andrea is an associate producer at CBC Music and co-hosts the weekly podcast, Pop This!. Pop culture, art, and feminism make her happy.