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Vineeth Balachandran, SEA Alumni

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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 РHorror 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.

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