Ben Chase

Ben Chase

Film Sonic

Sound editor, sound designer and sound mixer in Perth, Australia

About Ben

Ben’s career as a composer/sound designer began in 1988 writing and recording scores in “Singa the Lion” and “Crash Bang Wollop” by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle, Western Australia. That lead on to composing for the Nexus Dance Group in “My Dinosaurs” and the WA Youth Theatre Company in “Mad Forest”.

His first drama soundtrack was for “Control Down” by Soundstage Australia which lead on to his first animation scores for David Downie in the cult cartoon “Sick Dog” and the “Hansard” series. Most productions involved bundling sound design, foley, dialog editing and final mixdown. It seemed evident that Ben had carved himself a niche in scoring and sound for animation, comedy and childrens TV with his roots in urban, funk, rock and jazz music. It gave him an edge over other more classically trained composers. This attracted well known director Peter Templeman to commission him to score for “Gifted Thumbs”. Then various short films such as “Abandon” by julian Argus, “Ransis and Alee” by Randal Lynton and documentaries such as “Vegiwars”, “7 Days” and “Try it for Five” followed.

Ben is currently the inhouse sound recordist, editor, designer and mixer for West One Services creating training and learning materials.

During this time Ben wrote and produced commercial soundtracks/jingles such as the “FatCat to Bed “ series, Scitech “Who Dunnit”, Lotto “It’s lotto time” and Mazda “Parkie” and “Brightie”, Get Approved Car Loans, Gone Bazaar and Radio West idents.

From there Ben has gone on to sound edit, design, mix and compose for Crewjo and their OZ/S.Korean co pro animated pilot called “Charlie Gribble”. And just recently Zactoons in their “Des Demona” Series and “God Squad” an edgy Aussie cult animated series just recently nominated for Best Short Animation in the AACT Awards, Ben was winner of Best Sound for Short form and Best Music for Short form at the Western Australian Film Awards.


Name: Ben Chase

Lives in: Perth, Australia

Company: Film Sonic

Occupation: Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Sound Mixer and Music Composer

Awards

  • West Australian Screen Awards - Best Original Music for Short Form
    (2015)

  • West Australian Screen Awards - Best Sound for Short Form
    (2015)

  • Soundtrack of the Year, Shortz Film Festival
    (2003)

Projects

  • Try it For Five

    Try it For Five (2014)
    Documentary by West One sound editing, design, mixing. Field recrding.

  • Get Approved Car Loans

    Get Approved Car Loans (2014)
    Commercial by Zac Creative sound edit, design, mix. Music composer

  • God Squad

    God Squad (2013)
    Film (short) by Zactoons sound editor, designer, mixer. Music Composer.

  • Des Demona

    Des Demona (2012)
    Film (short) by Zactoons sound editor, designer, mixer. Music Composer

  • The Adventures of Charlie Gribble

    The Adventures of Charlie Gribble (2009)
    Film (short) by Crewjo sound edit, design, mix. Music composition

  • Choices

    Choices (2008)
    Documentary by West One sound edit, design, mix. Music composition

  • Parkland Mazda "Parkie"

    Parkland Mazda "Parkie" (2007)
    Commercial by The Marketing Mix Jingle, soundtrack

  • Gifted Thumbs

    Gifted Thumbs (2002)
    Film (short) by Peter Templeman music score

  • Its Lotto Time

    Its Lotto Time (2001)
    Commercial by Lotterywest sound edit, design, mix. Music composer

  • Crash, Bang, Wollop

    Crash, Bang, Wollop (1994)
    Theater by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre composer

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