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Neil Hillman

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Date of Birth January 31, 1960
Age 62 years, 10 months, 25 days
Place of Birth Royal Sutton Coldfield
Country England
Profession Sound Designer
Horoscope Aquarius

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Neil Hillman is a famous Sound Designer, born on January 31, 1960 in England. As of December 2022, Neil Hillman’s net worth is $5 Million. After completing his foundation degree and apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering, Hillman joined the Midlands-based Central Independent Television in 1982 as a sound technician, working on all aspects of broadcast audio. He left Central TV in 1989 to work as a freelance location Sound Recordist, Dubbing Mixer and Broadcast Sound Supervisor. During this time he contributed regularly to long-running BBC TV series’, including The Antiques Roadshow (where he introduced stereo location recording to the programme), travelled extensively overseas to record sound for programmes such as Tomorrow’s World and Top Gear, and recorded and mixed choral music on location for Songs of Praise.

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Neil Hillman Biography

Dr Neil Hillman MPSE (born 31 January 1960, Sutton Coldfield, England) is a British television and feature film sound designer and editor, notable for his work on the Oscar-winning film Lincoln, New York I Love You and Grace of Monaco. Hillman was awarded the World Medal for Sound Design at the New York Festival for the film The 13th Day in 2010 and in November 2010 was awarded the Royal Television Society award for Best Production Craft Skills for Sound Design and Mixing on the film Handle With Care. Between 2000 and 2001, he both location recorded and then audio post-produced a four-part series for Discovery, called Beyond The Horizon, which documented a year in the lives of a group of RAF pilots as they attempted to qualify for the elite Red Arrows display team. The year spent working alongside such excellence, Hillman later said, would irrevocably focus his determination and commitment to achieve similar levels of quality and professionalism in his own work..

In 1997 Hillman started writing articles regularly for the industry-leading audio magazine Studio Sound, as well as other industry titles including Audio Media, TVB Europe, Line Up and Stage and Screen, and occasionally for mainstream publications such as BBC Top Gear magazine.

In 2001, Hillman was asked to become a member of a small team of writers for a new professional audio magazine called Resolution, assembled by ex-Studio Sound Editor Zenon Schoepe. Hillman went on to contribute regularly to ‘Resolution’ magazine for over ten years, commencing with its first issue, writing on modern sound production and reviewing equipment.

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Hillman left Optical Image in 2002 to form his own audio post-production studios, The Audio Suite. Between 2002 and 2012, The Audio Suite worked as preferred audio suppliers to All3Media, the UK’s largest television Production Group, and they were also suppliers to the terrestrial channels of BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel Five and the digital channels BBC Three, BBC Four, ITV4, National Geographic and Discovery. During this time Hillman and The Audio Suite worked on some of the most popular shows on UK television, including Channel Five’s The Gadget Show, as well as contributing ADR (also known as dubbing) to prestigious TV dramas such as Spooks, Hustle and Survivors for the BBC.

Neil Hillman Net Worth

Neil Hillman is one of the richest Sound Designer & listed on most popular Sound Designer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Neil Hillman's net worth $5 Million.

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Source of Income Sound Designer
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Hillman began his career as an electronics engineer with American machine tool manufacturer Cincinnati Milacron. After completing his apprenticeship he graduated from the University of Aston in Industrial Electronics and Instrumentation in 1981, after previously studying Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Matthew Boulton College and North Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University). He completed his PhD by Practice within the University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV), researching Emotion in Sound Design under the supervision of Dr. Sandra Pauletto.

Hillman left Optical Image in 2002 to form his own audio post-production studios, The Audio Suite. Between 2002 and 2012, The Audio Suite worked as preferred audio suppliers to All3Media, the UK’s largest television Production Group, and they were also suppliers to the terrestrial channels of BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel Five and the digital channels BBC Three, BBC Four, ITV4, National Geographic and Discovery. During this time Hillman and The Audio Suite worked on some of the most popular shows on UK television, including Channel Five’s The Gadget Show, as well as contributing ADR (also known as dubbing) to prestigious TV dramas such as Spooks, Hustle and Survivors for the BBC.

In 2008, Hillman sound designed the short film Steamy Windows for UK production company ST16, which won the New York Film Festival Gold Medal and the IVCA Gold Award. That same year, The Audio Suite were nominated for a high-profile Conch award in the TV Facility of the Year category

In 2010, he was recognized by The Royal Television Society when he was bestowed with their ‘Best Production Craft Skills’ Award for his work on the feature film Handle With Care He also received the New York Festivals Film and Television Festival World Medal for his Sound Design on the feature film The 13th Day in 2010. and was a Finalist in 2013 for his work on The Craftsman. Hillman has contributed to many other award winning films and programmes.

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As well as his operational work of sound designing, editing and mixing, Hillman consults to Production Companies and Broadcasters on strategic planning for projects with complex workflow and delivery requirements, with clients such as the Olympic Broadcasting Services and UEFA. He worked as an Audio Mixer and as Commentary Control Liaison at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, the Foreign Commentary Broadcast Liaison (CCR) for the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, Sound Supervisor for Boxing at the 2014 XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Commentary Control Liaison at the Rio 2016 Olympics and as part of the team installing and operating the Commentary Switching Centre within the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Sound Designer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in England. Neil Hillman celebrates birthday on January 31 of every year.

Also during this period, Hillman passed the 500 IMDb (Internet Movie Database) credit mark and worked as the Sound Designer and Re-recording mixer on feature films including The 13th Day (for which he was awarded a World Medal for Sound Design at the 2010 New York Film Festival), The Mandrake Root, The Craftsman (a finalist in the 2013 New York Film Festival best soundtrack category), Handle With Care (the film earned two Royal Television Society awards: Best Production Skills for Hillman’s soundtrack and Best Short Film), Money Kills, and contributed ADR services to film productions such as Director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, (re-recording the dialogue of the character Tad Lincoln, played by Gulliver McGrath) for DreamWorks, New York I Love You, (re-recording Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie with Director Shekhar Kapur, who took the Directorial reins following the untimely death of the original Director Anthony Minghella) and Grace of Monaco.

In 2012, Hillman transitioned The Audio Suite from a large commercial work-for-hire post-production facility, with a large city-centre studio complex, to a smaller, bespoke Sound Design practice with in-house studios, where he currently works as a Broadcast Sound and Post-Production Consultant.

His PhD research resulted in three academic papers: ‘The Craftsman: the use of sound design to elicit emotions’ was presented at the University of Ulster’s Cinesonika 3 conference in February 2013, and in July 2013 Hillman presented ‘Organic and free-range sound design’ at the University of York’s International Sound Symposium. Both papers have subsequently been published, with ‘Organic and free range sound design’ published by Edinburgh University Press in edition 4.2 of The New Soundtrack and ‘The Craftsman: the use of sound design to elicit emotions’ published by Intellect in edition 7.1 of The Soundtrack. In March 2016 ‘Audio Imagineering: Utilising the Four Sound Areas Framework for Emotive Sound Design within Contemporary Audio Post-production’ was published by Edinburgh University Press in edition 6.1 of The New Soundtrack.

His first book, Journeyman, was published in October 2013 and is a retrospective view of the most significant decade of digital development (2000 – 2010) in the professional audio-for-picture sector.

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