2020 Sound

Finlay Braithwaite



Project Description

2020 is a system for film and television audio professionals, empowering them to create tighter and more focused dialogue in their soundtracks. In film production, actors and microphones are constantly in motion. The relative distance from source to microphone varies between microphones, creating a diffuse image when the microphones are mixed together. By attaching an ultrasonic clocking beacon to a source, this relative distance of source to microphone is documented in the recording itself, providing purchase to align the position of microphones and virtually arrest their motion. This alignment creates a more cohesive image when the microphones are mixed together with the aim of improving the potential of soundtrack dialogue audio quality, facilitating a stronger connection between actor and audience.



Finlay Braithwaite is a digital media producer, designer, and developer. He is a founding member of Victory Social Club, a collaborative community of creative professionals in Toronto. His research interests include next-generation audio tools, collective empathy tools for open workspaces, immersive exhibition experiences, and media production pedagogy. In his film and television audio work, Finlay created award-winning soundtracks including Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated productions. Finlay connects his research with a passion for teaching as an instructor at Ryerson University's RTA School of Media. Finlay is currently leading the development of a realtime data virtualization platform for the AI racing series, Roborace.