The Pawa Meri Team of the Centre for Social and Creative Media at the University of Goroka was privileged to have onboard Peter Brennan, a sound designer from Sydney (Australia).
Peter has been working as a producer in television for the last five years prior to coming to Papua New Guinea. He has over ten years experience in sound mixing television shows for Australian and international broadcasters.
Peter was with the CSCM for three weeks, working closely with the Pawa Meri film directors in mixing the sound for the six Pawa Meri films.
He said that apart from his busy schedule completing the sound mix for six films, he also tried to pass on some skills in sound mixing for television to get UOG staff familiar with some of the audio equipment he has brought with him.
Peter expressed concern that the film Industry in PNG requires further expertise to compete with international standards. Working together with Richard Mogu, Music Lecturer in the Communication and Creative Arts Department at UOG, he has set up a professional sound-mixing studio.
Peter has a passion for travelling and meeting new people. This was his first time to be in PNG, and found it to be very exciting and enjoyable.