Paolo Armao

Turin, Italy

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My fascination with sound design began with a high school reading of the futurist manifesto the “Art of Noises”. Rather than technical gobbledygook, this essay opened my eyes, or ears, rather, to the idea of crafting the sound experience to fit the modern sonic palette. Sound experience is a reflection of the world in which we live, or a way at least, to play with our perception of it. Sound recorder in hand on a daily basis, I constantly add to my personal sound library, and finding the perfect sound to bring an onscreen action to life is the ultimate satisfaction.

My approach to design for sound encompasses the total experience: in my work, it is a function of physics, mathematics, and psychology. It is based in reality, has rules and formulas, but requires interpretation and imagination. My work extends across a spectrum of visual media, from feature films to interactive performance and video games. This multi-disciplinary aspect of my career has me thinking quick on my feet. As a creative audio designer with international experience, I specialise in customized work flow solutions, experimental recording techniques, and rely on my strong background in research and analysis to give me an edge in understanding the big picture and at the same time, have the ability to get inside the head of the user, to understand his/her point of view.

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  1. 72U
  2. Adam Magyar
  3. MammaFotogramma
  4. Mauro Carraro
  5. Marta Renzi
  6. Sens Production
  7. SoundWorks Collection
  8. Radiolab
  9. Animoka Studios
  10. Jacopo Landi
  11. bethmoves
  12. Michael Coleman
  13. Luca Zanconi
  14. a dandypunk
  15. iang tu
  16. Jackie Chen
  17. Alpha ville
  18. John Toenjes

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