SEA Alumini

Sound is hugely important in making a movie successful and as George Lucas once said, “SOUND IS HALF THE PICTURE”.

The quote mentioned above says it all which revels the significance of Sound in a movie and location sound being a quite inevitable one.

Location Sound Recording is an arena in which sound engineers can excel in the new age.

It is an emerging career option for budding sound engineers as more and more films makers are insisting on sync sound recording for giving the audience a real world experience.

We are proud that many of those who have passed out of the academy has already mastered the technology and are experts in the field.

In our series of articles regarding SEA Alumini’s we had introduced location recordists like Abhijith Unni and Imtiyaj Jumanalkar who are currently working in the movie industry.

Today we are talking about a SEA Alumni and location sound recording professional who passed out of the academy in 2015 after completing the Diploma Course.

When we got in touch with Vineeth, he was busy working on his new project and took time from hectic schedule to share details about his career.

He is Vineeth Balachandran, a person hailing from Thalayolaparambu in Kottayam and who posses a bachelors degree in electronics.

After completing the B.Sc in Electronics, Vineeth has worked in the marketing division of an online UPS company in kerala. Even though he got a job in the field in which he has got his bachelors degree, he had got some other plans to become a Sound Engineer.

Being a person who is very much passionate about sound recording since childhood, Vineeth has quit the job and joined the academy in the year 2014 to master the art of Sound Engineering.

On Successful completion of the course Vineeth has tried to get a job in the field of studio recording and got offers from some of the best recording studios in the country.

At that time Vineeth had realized that rather than being a studio recordist his interest is towards Location Sound Recording and started focusing to develop a career in the field which is quite passionate about.

Vineeth’s first movie project was School Bus, a malayalam movie starring Kunchako Boban and Jayasurya in Lead Role, in which he had worked as an assistant location sound recordist.

 After the first project Vineeth has worked on a handful of projects both in Malayalam and Tamil. Here is the list of movies in which Vineeth has recently worked for King Liar (Malayalam), Adventures of Omanakuttan (Malayalam), Gappi (Malayalam), Sathya (Malayalam), Almara (Malayalam), Ram Leela (Malayalam), Role Models (Malayalam), Yaar – Horror Movie (Tamil).

Apart from all the movies Vineeth had got chance to work with Mohanlal starred movie Villain, directed by B Unnikrishnan. The much awaited movie will be released in a couple of weeks. Vineeth is currently working on movies, Chembarathi Poo (Malayalam) and Pipin Chuvattile Pranayam (Malayalam).

When asked about the future plans, Vineeth has told that he is planning to work with masters in the industry and excel in the field of Location Audio Recording.

We wish Vineeth Balachandran Nair all the best for his future endeavors and wishing all the best for his career life.

SEA Alumini

In one of our previous Facebook post we quoted a comment that if you want to become a recordist of your favorite singers then learning sound engineering can unfurl the world of opportunities.

It is true with regard to many sound engineers who had passed out of the our institution and has been working as recordists for leading musicians / singers in India and abroad. As you know, every thursday, we talk about one of our alumni sound engineer who is working in the field of sound engineering and this week we are introducing Sai Prakash.

A prodigious keyboardist and tablist, who excelled in many state level Tabla competitions in the years from 2009 to 2011 had joined the Academy in August 2012 batch.

Hailing from Shiribagilu near Kudulu in Kasargod district of kerala has completed 3 years as studio recording and mixing professional in Malayalam Film Industry.

Since childhood Sai Prakash had a strong ambition to work in the film industry and before joining the academy he had completed his basic education from various institutions in Kasargod.



While talking about the projects, he had provided us with a list of Movies, Music Directors, Artists, Programmers, Singers and Lyricists for whom he had associated with in the recent years. Currently he is working with MYStudio located in Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam for the past couple of years.

Movies
Banglore days, Kavi Uddeshichadu?, Aanandam, Swarna Kaduva, 10 Kalpanakal, Kappiri Thuruthu, White, Maruhoomiyile Aana, Kocchavvo paulo Ayyappa coelho, Peruchazhi, Vellimooga, Persiakaran, Ormayundo E Mukham, Angels, Picket 43, Ivide, Premam, Lavender, Rudhrasimhasanam, Kunjhiramayanam, Kohinoor, Life of josutty, Kanal, Ben, Salt mango Tree, Anarkali, ATM, Rockstar, Ormakalil oru Manjhukalam, Jo and the Boy, 100 Days of love, malgudi days, Hello Namasthe, Rudramadevi, Akashavani, Darvinte Parinamam, Mohavalayam, Ithuthada Police, Madhugavu, Happy Wedding, Aadupuliyattam, Orumurai Vanthu Parthaya, Anuraga Karikin vellam, Pa Va, Alamara, Avarude ravukal, C/o Saira Banu, Kamboji, Oru Mexican Aparatha, Poomaram, Angamali Diaries.

Music Directors
Rahul Raj, Prashant Pillai, Mejjo Josseph, Anil Johnson, Gopi Sunder, Ranjith Meleppatt, Bijibal Maniyil, Shaan Rahman II, Ratheesh Vega, Jakes Bejoy, Deepak Dev, Justin Prabhakaran, Anirudh Ravichander, Vipin Atley, Ousephachan, Vishwajith, Vishnu Mohan Sithara, Rahul Subrahmanian Hesham Abdul Wahab, Antony John, Govind P Menon, Drt Praveen, M Jayachandran, Arun Muraleedharan, Vinu Thomas, Sankar Sharma, Sandeep Pillai, Sumesh Parameswar, Sachin Warrier, Anand Madhusoodanan, Deepankuran, Mithun Eshwar, Sooraj S Kurup, Manikandan Ayyappa, Athul Anand, Ranjin Varma, Ajith Mathew, Nandhu Kartha, Shanty Antony Angamaly, Nelson Peter, Varun Unni, Jim Jacob, Biby Mathew, Sejo John David Bright, Sanjeev T, Berny Pj, Kailas Menon, Rajesh Murugesan, Manu Rameshan, Varun Unni.

Artists
Sumesh Parameswar, Sandeep Mohan Rajesh Cherthala, Josyflute Alappuzha. Francisxavierpd, Francis Sebastian, Josekutty Violin, Daya Sankar, Mithun Raju, Josy John, Varun Sunil, Khaleb shaji, Roopa Revathi, Harald antony, Jithu oomen, Sunil Kumar, Achuth Jaigopal.

Programmers
Ashwin Sivadas, Nihil Jimmy, Sumesh Anand Surya, Sumesh Anand, Nithin George, Bibin Ashok, Nikhil R Nair, Anoop Kammaran, Vijay Jacob, Aloshya Kavumpurathu, Rex George, Gopu Krishnan, Jecin George, Sreerag Saji, Shyam Ramesh,Sam Simon, Prakash Alex.

Singers
Vijay Yesudas. Sreevalsan Jayaprakash Menon, Arun Alat, Najim Arshad, Mridula Varier, Sithara Krishnakumar, KS Harishankar, Haricharan, Shabareesh Varma, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Ranjini Jose, Sangeeth Rajagopal, Job Kurian, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, K S Chithra, Sangeeta Srikant, Hesham Abdul Wahab, Jassy Gift, Niranj Suresh, Haritha Balakrishnan, Anju Joseph, Anna Babyý, Arun Haridas Kamath, Ashwin Gopakumar, Siddharth Menon, Vipin Lal, Anish Krishnan Mamtha Mohandas, Nithin Raj, Mithun Jayaraj, Uday Ramachandran, Nithya Balagopal, Ajay Sathyan, Ranjith Ram , Kavya Ajit, Manju Warrier, Arjun Sasi, Sachin Warrier, Sachin Raj, Radhika Narayanan, SJo Joseph, Srinath NAir, Aswathy Sanju, Rahul Lexman, Arun Naik, Harish Sivaramakrishnan, Gowry Lekshmi, Anne Amie Vazhappilly, Divya S Menon, Sinov raj, Madhu Balakrishnan, Sruthi Lakshmi, William isac, Yasin Nizar, Sneha Warrier, Shwetha.

Engineers
Renjith Rajan, Kiran Lal, Shiju Ediyatheril, Vijay Vattakkat, Binil Eldhose, Nishanth BT, Shanu Shaju, Kurian Joseph, Ragesh Swaminathan, Sethu Thankachan, Brijith Madhavan, Balu Thankachan, Avinash Sathish, Abin Pushpakaran, Sujith Sreedhar, Vivek Thomas. Abin Paul, Midhun Anand, Saji R Nair, Lijesh Kumar, Joju Sebastian.

Lyricists
Manu Manjith, Santhosh Varma, Rafeeq Ahamed, Anu Elizabeth Jose, Hari Narayanan BK, Kamal Kartik, Subhashree Das, Gilu Joseph, Ranjini Menon.

During the talk Sai Prakash has told that he had recorded more than 50 songs of Vijay Yesudas and mentioned that it was quite unfortunate that he didn’t took a photo with Vijay Yesudas.

Even during the course itself he was actively involved in various projects like conducting stage shows, worked as an audio engineer for Malayalam short film “AndharaGandharam”  a classical love story, directed by Dr.Balashankar Mannath. He had also worked as  as  Audio engineer in antoher Malayalam short film “Punyaala Scene Ayallo!!!” directed by Rijo John. All the above said projects has been created in association with the academy.

After completing the course he engaged his music direction skills for album “MUSIC Octaves” for the song Dil Yeh Mera sung by Celin Jose, for the Jingle – SPIRIT OF SOUND (Sound Engineering Academy) and for the song Neeyum Njhanum sung by Ragesh for the college album (Peoples College, Munnad , Kasaragod , Kerala).


While talking with him regarding the diploma course he expressed the feeling that the training he got from the academy and the projects completed during the course has laid the foundation for building a strong career in the field. He also thanked the academy in providing the right sort of guidance and for the encouragement.

We at Sound Engineering Academy wishes Sai Prakash for all success in life and for his sound engineering career.