Hull might seem like an unlikely place to set up a successful audio post-production company, but that’s exactly what Howard Young of Engine7 has done.
After studying an intensive sound design course at Full Sail in Orlando, and gaining some valuable industry experience at post-production houses in the States, Howard returned to his hometown of Hull and began a career in local radio. He soon used his contacts here and developed what is now a very successful company providing many different aspects of audio for various media.
Engine7’s clients are based mainly in the local area and come with a wide range of needs – from online explainer videos, to sound design for rides and attractions, to corporate work, to radio ad voice-overs. Some of this work might not seem the most glamorous but it still requires great creativity, technical skill and the ability to work closely with clients to build up a trusting relationship.
Howard emphasised this in his very interesting and enjoyable lecture, and gave the students a fantastic insight into a diverse portfolio of work and the daily activities of running a media business.