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Bafta win for Music Tech graduate’s work on thriller TV show Killing Eve

The sound of success came in the form of a Bafta Award for University graduate and former Music and Sound Technology student, Alex Gibson, for his sound effects on the popular TV show, Killing Eve.

The Bafta was given to Alex and his team for ‘Best Sound in Fiction’ for series one of the show at the British Academy Television Craft Awards. 

Killing Eve is a BBC One spy thriller which follows a British Intelligence investigator tasked with capturing a psychopathic assassin in a game of cat and mouse, where the two develop an obsession for each other.

The nature of the show gave Alex in his role as Sound Effects Editor, a lot of scope for interesting sound design such as fight scenes, gun battles and a number of diverse set locations to keep him busy and entertained.

After graduating from Portsmouth, Alex worked his way up in the industry, gaining experience assisting sound editorial teams and recording Foley (everyday sound effects) before becoming the lead sound designer on TV and films.

Alex said: “My course gave me an incredible foundation of audio knowledge. It’s a broad course which touches on a great number of topics and is perfect if, like me, you’re not sure which avenue of audio you intend to go down. After uni the rest of my training happened on the job, just soaking up information from my colleagues and throwing myself into opportunities for more hands-on experience.”

Alex has just finished working on the Downton Abbey film mixed at Abbey Road Studios among other projects.

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