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Tanmoy recording ambient sound for the film Byomkesh Pwarbo in Dooars, Lataguri, West Bengal

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho

Today we are introducing, Tanmoy Saha an SEA Alumni who cherished the dream to become a Sound Engineer in the Movie Industry and became one.

A motivated audio engineer with a true love for all things sonic, Tanmoy has worked as Location Sound Recordist, Sfx, Dubbing Engineer, Sound Editor, Ambience Designer, Foley Recordist.

Tanmoy is proficient in Analog as well as Digital equipment, who has got a deep understanding about Acoustics and the nature of Sound, he has worked for 8 Bengali Feature Film Projects and several Bengali Short Films as well as Documentary Movies in the past one and a half years.

Passionate about audio production and post-production in all capacities, Tanmoy Saha has joined Aural Workstation in Kolkatta, West Bengal in the month of September 2016 after completing his 1-year Diploma in Sound Engineering Course from Sound Engineering Academy.

While talking with Tamony regarding the career life he pointed out that joining SEA for the Diploma course is a turning point in his life and thanked the academy for paving a way for achieving his dream to become a Film Sound Engineer.

Tanmoy Saha, who is more of a Sound Artist rather than a Sound Engineer has joined the academy after completing his Masters in Philosophy from Jadavpur Univesity, West Bengal.

Just like many who join the academy, Tanmoy was also having a long-standing standing dream to become a Sound Engineer and his wish to start an exuberant career in the field of Sound Engineering got fulfilled when he joined the Academy.

After completing the course in the year 2016, he has joined Aural Workstation, which had provided him the opportunity to test those skills which have gained during the course.

According to Tamoy, his 1 and half year’s association with the studio was more of a learning experience rather than a job.

During his tenure with studio he was assigned with diverse jobs related with movie sound like Recording vocals and instruments, Dubbing for feature and short films, Sound Editing (Sound fx and ambiance track lay) for feature films and short films, Foley recording and Foley editing for feature films, short films and documentary movies etc.

It is a universal fact that “Whichever career you pursue, being passionate plays a pivotal role to achieve success“.

With regard to Tanmoy, being a passionate Sound Engineer and a person who strives for excellence in this career he has gained ample exposure in,
Setting up all equipment for recording of vocals and any instruments in studio and live sound events.
Quick troubleshooting service and Audio Cable repair skills (for this he is grateful to the audio electronics sessions during the diploma course)
Technical abilities on Installation of studio setup as well as Live concerts.
Good understanding of Miking to record any kind of instrument in a studio as well as in Live concerts according to the tech riders.
Ability to do any kind of sound post-production work in any stage on Protools etc.

Tamoy Saha’s Film Credit Includes

> Byomkesh Pwarbo ( Bengali Feature Film -2016)
Location Sound Recordist (Additional ambiance recordist).

> Bibaho Diaries ( Bengali Feature Film – 2017)
Assistant Sound Engineer.

> Tomake Chai ( Bengali Feature Film – 2017)
Ambiance Design.

> Durga Sohay ( Bengali Feature Film – 2017)
Dubbing Engineer, Sound editor.

> One ( Bengali Feature Film – 2017)
Ambiance Design.

> Maacher Jhol ( Bengali Feature Film – 2017)
Foley recordist & editor.

> Dhananjoy ( Bengali Feature Film – 2017)
Foley recordist & editor.

> Shob Bhooturey ( Bengali feature film – 2017)
Foley recordist & editor.

We at Sound Engineering Academy wishes Tanmoy Saha all success in his professional as well as personal life may the almighty ushers upon him with the best opportunities and projects to become a successful sound engineer in the Film Industry.

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Sound Engineering is an unexplored career path for Indian Girls – though that’s changing very slowly.

Your 10+2 / Plus 2 course is over and it is time to choose a career path.

Talking as per Indian context, when many girls choose the traditional way to getting into a job by studying a regular engineering/medicine course or learning some vocational courses or completing a regular graduation course like BA, B.Com or BSc only 5% of them think differently and truly choose a challenging career course.

As per many surveys conducted among girls who have already completed their basic education, Photography, Journalism and Mechanical Engineering are the careers which Indian girls consider as challenging.

When thinking about a more exciting career opportunity for girls, Sound Engineering has got much to offer that can test your skills and guts as a professional lady Sound Engineer.

Historically, girls have been denied or discouraged from pursuing technical jobs in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics but many women Sound Engineers around the world have already proved that they are not here just to enjoy the music but are skilled enough to work behind the console as per international standards and creative as well to produce music that hit the top charts.

It is an undeniable fact that compared to men, the number of girls who choose sound engineering as their career is very less but one thing which can’t be discarded that there are many lady sound engineers who excelled in the field, who is an inspiration for those girls aspiring to become sound engineers.

Being an academy which has trained the most number of lady sound engineers in India and privileged to train the First Professional Female Live Sound Engineer of India, we would say that there are huge job opportunities for girls in the field of Sound Engineering.

Not just us, there are various firms and organisations across the world who are also empowering more lady sound engineers to enter the field and trying to change the face of sound.

During the Academy awards of 2018, Frances McDormand told Hollywood how to support women with action rather than words in all fields related to Music Production and Film. In the past decade, it has been noticed that more and more girls are entering into the field of Film and Entertainment Industry thereby providing creative as well as technical support to the industry.

But one thing you have to keep in mind that irrespective of the gender, one should be passionate about the subject and consider learning as a never-ending process to make a mark in the field of Sound Engineering. As a Sound Engineering Training Institute, we assert the above-mentioned fact among our students who are joining our course and ascertain whether they are passionate before joining our 1-year program.

On March 8th, 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day,  we have shared the photo of Vaishnavi (the only girl student in the senior batch for 1-year Diploma in Sound Engineering and Sound Recording) via our social media channels with a message of celebrating womanhood in the field of Sound Engineering.

The photo had gone viral in social media and the thing that astonished us and Vaishnavi was she has started receiving job offers from reputed companies in the field of Sound Engineering even before completing the course.

This information was shared by Vaishnavi herself and that actually persuaded us to write this blog post and talk about career opportunity for girls in the field of Sound Engineering for those who have completed their plus2 course.

This has revealed the fact that companies in India are looking for trained lady sound engineers to fill various job opportunities in their firms.

Apart from that, we are proud to say that the lady sound engineers who passed out of our institute Krishnakala, Anju PS, Arshitha Aithal and many others are well placed in the field of Sound Engineering.

Considering the fact that there is a specific need for lady sound engineers in the field of Media and Entertainment Industry. We are paving the way to create more lady Sound Engineering Professionals to enter the field.

Does Sound Engineering seem like a challenging career option for you?

If yes, Now it is time to act. visit www.seaindia.in/apply-online.php to apply now.

 

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A Trivandrum based SEA Alumni, Sree Vishnu JS has joined 1-year Diploma in Sound Engineering Course after completing his Graduation in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Being passionate about the field of Sound Engineering and to learn advanced topics related to the field, he has joined the academy in August 2016 Batch.

Just like every other sea alumni’s, he has also done extensive research to find the best audio engineering institute in the country, taking into consideration various aspects like the fees, facilities, faculties etc

And his search for the best sound engineering institute culminated when he joined the 25th batch of Diploma in Sound Engineering and Sound Recording course being offered by the academy.

Even though he was passionate about the field, according to him, he didn’t know much about the technical aspects related to audio engineering.

As being told by Sree Vishnu, the course has helped in learning basic to advanced level technical topics related to Sound Engineering.

Recommending the audio engineering training to those who are interested to become a sound engineering professional, he told that, one can specialize in any aspect of sound whether it is music production, live sound reinforcement or audio for film etc.

He has also expressed the fact that, after completion of the course and one will be technically fit to work in any field related to sound engineering.

Another important thing that is highlighted by Sree Vishnu is the expert sessions by industry professionals.

According to Sree Vishnu, the expert sessions has helped a lot during the live projects which were being done as part of the diploma course and as the training methodology of the academy is quite unique, it was quite easy to complete the projects in a hassle free way.

Sree Vishnu is now working with a Recording Studio for the past 1 year and has joined the studio after the diploma course has started.

The Sound Engineering Professional is now planning to focus on Live Sound Reinforcement.

We, Team Sound Engineering Academy wishes Sree Vishnu Js, all the best and taking this opportunity to say that you have proven yourself to be a very skilled individual who has the capacity to do great things. Continue to make us proud as you face new challenges and adventures!