Audio Suite founder Dr. Neil Hillman MPSE joined UK broadcaster Central Independent Television in 1982 after graduating in Electronics from Aston University, leaving in 1990 to become a freelance Sound Supervisor / Mixer / Recordist. The Audio Suite was founded by Neil in 2001 to better serve an increasing demand for him as a Sound Designer and Re-recording Mixer, and he continues to lead, what is now, an international audio post-production company as Managing Director.
Neil’s feature film work is as a Dialogue Editor, an ADR Mixer and Re-recording Mixer, as well as a Sound Consultant to Producers on both production sound (advising on location sound recording) and post-production sound (advising, or acting, as the Supervising Sound Editor). As an aside to post-production sound, he has operated in production sound as a drama and documentary location Sound Recordist, and as an Audio Director, a Sound Supervisor and a Commentary Systems Engineer on Outside Broadcasts. In these capacities, he has been engaged by the Host Broadcasters of prestigious global events such as the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020ne Olympic and Paralympic Games; and the Glasgow 2014, Gold Coast 2018 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In 2019, the feature film ‘Scott and Sid’, one of many feature films recorded on location by Neil, won ‘Best British Film’ at the National Film Awards. He was awarded a prestigious Royal Television Society ‘Best Production Craft Skills’ award for his Sound Design and Re-recording skills in 2010, he is a past multiple winner for sound design from the New York and Los Angeles Festivals, and in 2022 he reached the milestone of 1,000 individual IMDb entries across 150 production titles. He is a DaVinci Resolve Fairlight Certified Trainer, has trained operators to advanced level and coached company trainers on the Fairlight Digital Audio Workstation and console at commercial facilities in the UK, and at state television broadcast stations in Europe.
‘You are an extraordinary trainer with unparalleled experience and knowledge!’ – Mary Plummer, Blackmagic Design lead trainer for Fairlight Audio Post Production.