ABOUT US

Driven by a love of storytelling and inspiring audiences, SoundView was established in 2009. Building on decades of experience of working in news and creative documentary filmmaking, we became pioneers in the online video revolution. 

SoundView continues to be an industry leader in video production and this expertise paved the way for our innovations in immersive content. We work in immersive spaces, including virtual and augmented reality, creating experiences that uphold our people and planet-first philosophy.

In our bespoke media training courses, we share our expert knowledge and vast experience in news journalism to bring us full circle. Poacher turned game-keeper.

TEAM

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GARETH ALLEN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Gareth believes that a great story is best told responsibly. Throughout his illustrious career as a journalist, broadcaster and filmmaker he’s championed diversity and sustainability; that commitment to putting people and the planet first is ingrained in SoundView. A passion for inclusion and innovation means that SoundView has been an early adopter of immersive technologies, recognising their potential to reach and connect with diverse and under-represented audiences. He’s set a target to reach net zero by 2030, working in partnership with SoundView’s clients to deliver Albert certified carbon neutral productions.

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CHRIS DEWAR

DIRECTOR OF POST-PRODUCTION

Award-winning craft editor Chris has over twenty years experience of working in post-production. As well as heading up our editing facilities, he is our in-house VR specialist. It’s his expertise and ability to innovate that has been the key to the success of SoundView’s immersive content. From screens and domes to head mounted displays, Chris is on hand to make our work accessible while ensuring it looks and sounds amazing.

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LIZZY ALLEN

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTIONS

Inclusivity is Lizzy’s guiding principle. From idea to delivery, she’s on hand to advise, provide support and make sure everything we do connects with our audiences. Lizzy’s talent for writing and creativity, as well as foresight and vision are crucial to the success of our business. And when time allows, Lizzy is equally at home meeting clients or helping out on location.

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CERI TAYLOR

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

As a recent graduate, Ceri joined the team at Soundview after a successful internship during her final year studying English with Creative Writing. Ceri has worked in the media field for over ten years and has experience in radio, filmmaking, presenting and playwriting. Ceri is passionate about inclusion and diversity as well as amplifying marginalised voices. When Ceri isn’t performing on stage or curled up with a book you will find her fulfilling her role as a Production Assistant with Soundview, usually in a colourful outfit

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LOUISE MIDGLEY

MEDIA TRAINER

Louise has worked with the team at SoundView for more than 25 years. Gareth, Chris and Louise forged their early careers together at ITV news, where Louise was a talented reporter and presenter.  She’s now part of our media training and crisis management team, creating and delivering bespoke courses for our clients.  The trust, bond  and experience we have built as a team ensures our media training programmes are second to none.

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