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Simon Russell

Music Supervisor, Sound Editor, Sound designer, Camera Operator, Editor

Current Work Details

What I do

My 20 years behind the counter at London’s legendary Rough Trade has given me a finely tuned ear for sourcing and clearing the perfect music for your project. I have a wealth of experience, knowledge and great contacts in the music industry.

Company

Miracle Ingredient Ltd.

Website

http://www.miracle-ingredient.com/

Where I work

I run my own company or organisation

Technical Skills

Proficient in audio and video recording and editing (Pro-Tools / Final Cut)

Resources / Expertise

Music supervision - sourced and cleared 1K+ tracks for commercially-released music compilations. Film and edit - recorded 250+ live performances, edited 100+ for online promo. Education - BA Hons in Sound Art.

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

1996-2016

Rough Trade Shops,
Music, Music supervision

2005-2008

LCC, University of The Arts, London,
BA Sound Arts and Design, 2:1

1994-1996

Central St. Martins, London,
MA Fashion Design, Merit

1991-1994

Central St. Martins, London,
BA Fashion Design, 1st

My Links

 

Website

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

Mulholland Drive, Playtime, La Jetée, Slacker, The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit, Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King

I left the cinema during

Gone in 60 Seconds, Requiem for a Dream

Directors I love

David Lynch, Chris Marker, Jacques Tati, Albert and David Maysles, Jeff Feuerzeig

My desert island discs

Meat Puppets 'II', Nirvana 'Unplugged', Laurie Anderson 'Big Science', Sonic Youth 'Dirty', Matmos / Robert Ashley (unreleased)

Books I have given my friends

'The Dice Man' by Luke Reinhart, 'Films of Jacques Tati' by Michel Chion, 'The Manual: How to Have Number One Hit the Easy Way' by the KLF

My death row meal

Blackened Catfish Fillet, seasoned with traditional blackened seasoning, seared in a cast iron skillet and finished to a deep black patin from the Bless My Soul Café, Eureka, WA USA.

The best thing I own

My health and happiness

More about me

I am also a huge music fan and have filmed and edited live performances at Rough Trade by Queens of The Stone Age, Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Kendrick Lamar, Palma Violets and many more (see Work and Credits section) and can do the same for your band. I would be interested to collaborate on exciting and innovative projects.

My Work & Credits

  • ROUGH TRADE The World's Local Record Shop

    My role: Director

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Miracle Ingredient Ltd.
    Category
    Documentary
  • play

    I've Nothing But My Name - Iggy Pop in conversation with Thurston Moore

    My role: Director of Photography

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Rough Trade Ltd.
    Category
    Documentary
  • play

    Rough Trade Shops: live events documentation

    My role: Director

    Format
    DVCam/Mini-DV
    Production company
    Miracle Ingredient Ltd.
    Category
    Music Video
  • Rough Trade Shops compilation series 2002-2016

    My role: Music Supervisor

    Production company
    Rough Trade Ltd