Date: 9th Sep 2016
Buckinghamshire New University Audio and Music Production graduate Daniel Sloma has won an award from leading manufacturer Sennheiser for the quality of his work.
Daniel, who is originally from Poland, won the Sennheiser Prize for Best Music Production Recording 2016 after graduating from the University.
Sennheiser recognises what it considers to be the best sound design work produced by Bucks New University graduates this year. Daniel won £1,500 worth of Sennheiser equipment.
Daniel was recognised for a showreel he produced of work completed during his third year, when he was joined by BA (Hons) Film and Television Production and BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects students on a range of projects.
He said: "Depending on the project, I was responsible for recording, editing the audio and sound design or solely designing a sound for the animation and short commercials.
"At the end I mixed it to new EBU R-128 Loudness guidelines that all major UK broadcasters adhere to and made it in to 5.1 surround sound."
Speaking about his future plans, Daniel added: "I intend to travel to capture new sounds and gain inspiration for further film and music projects with friends I've made at University.
"Apart from that I would like to go for an internship to see what working in the industry is like, learn something new and develop the skills I already have. I believe this award will definitely help me with finding a job quicker.
"I am extremely happy to win this award as I was not expecting it at all! Knowing that my work has been reviewed by a renowned audio brand such as Sennheiser gives me motivation for further development and excellence."
Al Green, Senior Lecturer in Audio & Music Production, said: "Daniel is a talented student who has produced some incredible sound design work.
"He's made the most of the opportunities the course has presented, and made a great contribution to the productions he's been involved with during his time at Bucks New University."
Phil Cummings, Relations Manager EMEA for Sennheiser UK, said: "We are proud to support Bucks New University and provide the award for best production.
"The level of work is always of a very professional level and this year's winner's pieces of work were truly outstanding.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to supply Daniel with £150 of vouchers to pay for equipment to help him as he embarks on his career.
"We wish him all the very best and are sure he will be a great success."
First picture caption: BA (Hons) Audio and Music Production graduate Daniel Sloma (second left) with Monika Dunowska (left) and Victoria Chernih, of Sennheiser, and Frazer Mackenzie, Head of School of Arts & Creative Industries at Bucks New University.