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Chris Burt

Sound

Chris Burt is an Auckland-based sound designer. Coming from a background in music (as a drummer in the Techtones and Stridulators, and as a sound mixer) he began in the screen industry as an assistant on 1983 movie Trial Run, and later designed the sound for classic short film Kitchen Sink. Since setting up his own studio The Inside Track in 1992, Burt has worked on dozens of projects — and won awards for his sound work on everything from In My Father's Den to TV movies Siege and Jean.  

We’re just trying to help tell a story, which is why I see sound designing as an art rather than a technical exercise. Sure we do technical things to get there but ultimately we’re enhancing the story and the drama. Chris Burt in a 1998 OnFilm interview

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Peter Peryer: The Art of Seeing

2019, Sound Mix - Film

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Mahana

2016, Sound Design, Sound Editor - Film

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Chasing Great

2016, Sound Design - Film

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Jean

2016, Sound Design, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Television

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K' Road Stories - The Event

2015, Sound - Rerecording Mixer - Web

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Agent Anna

2013 - 2014, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Television

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Harry

2013, Sound - Television

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Harry - This is Personal (First Episode)

2013, Supervising Sound Editor, Sound - Rerecording Mixer - Television

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Mt Zion

2012, Sound - Rerecording Mixer - Film

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Siege

2012, Sound Mix - Television

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Sione's 2 - Unfinished Business

2012, Supervising Sound Editor, Re-Recording Mixer - Film

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Blue

2011, Sound Mix - Short Film

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The Topp Twins: - Untouchable Girls

2009, Sound Design, Sound - Rerecording Mixer - Film

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The Vintner's Luck

2009, Sound - Film

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Allan Wilson: Evolutionary

2008, Sound - Film

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Apron Strings

2008, Sound - Film

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Burying Brian

2008, Sound - Television

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Burying Brian - First Episode

2008, Post-Production Sound - Television

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The Devil Dared Me To

2007, Sound Design - Film

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The Ferryman

2007, Sound - Film

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The Tattooist

2007, Sound - Film

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We're Here to Help

2007, Sound - Film

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Made in Taiwan

2006, Sound - Television

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Reflections - Gretchen Albrecht

2006, Sound - Television

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Sione's Wedding

2006, Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Christmas

2004, Sound - Film

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No Ordinary Sun

2004, Sound - Short Film

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In My Father's Den

2004, Sound, Re-recording Mixer - Film

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New Faces Old Fears

2004, Sound Mix - Television

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From Where I'm Standing

2003, Sound - Short Film

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Sweet As Candy

2003, Sound Design - Short Film

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Two Cars, One Night

2003, Sound - Short Film

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Ngāti Porou East Coast 2001 - True Colours

2002, Sound - Television

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The Hill

2002, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Junk

2001, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Watermark

2001, Sound Mix - Short Film

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1951

2001, Sound Mix - Television

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Cow

2001, Sound Design - Short Film

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Early Days Yet

2001, Sound - Television

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Rain

2001, Sound - Re-recording Mixer - Film

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Falling Sparrows

2000, Sound Design - Short Film

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Home Kill

2000, Sound Designer - Short Film

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Teach You a Lesson

2000, Sound - Short Film

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The Price of Milk

2000, Sound - Film

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Popstars - Series Excerpts

1999, Sound - Television

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Channelling Baby

1999, Sound - Film

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Lawless

1999, Sound Design - Television

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Letters about the Weather

1999, Sound - Short Film

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Popstars - First Episode

1999, Sound Mix - Television

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Scarfies

1999, Sound - Film

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Staunch

1999, Sound Design - Television

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The Lunatics' Ball

1999, Sound Mix - Film

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Through the Eyes of Love

1998, Sound - Television

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Motormania - First Episode

1998, Sound Design - Television

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Bella

1998, Sound Design - Short Film

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I'll Make You Happy

1998, Sound - Film

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Memory and Desire

1998, Sound - Film

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Motormania - Episode Two

1998, Sound Design - Television

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Playing Possum

1998, Sound Design - Short Film

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Point Your Toes, Cushla!

1998, Sound - Short Film

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Radicals

1997, Sound Mix - Television

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Beth's World

1997, Sound Mix - Television

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Witi Ihimaera

1997, Sound - Television

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Journey to Arras

1997, Sound - Television

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Kiwiana - Kiwi As

1997, Sound Mix - Television

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Possum

1997, Sound - Short Film

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The Road to Jerusalem

1997, Sound - Television

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Topless Women Talk about Their Lives

1997, Sound - Film

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Chinese Whispers

1996, Sound - Short Film

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Heartland - The Catlins

1996, Sound - Television

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Footage

1996, Sound - Television

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Heartland - Lyttelton

1996, Sound - Television

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The Frighteners

1996, Sound - Film

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The Game of Our Lives - Tries and Penalties

1996, Sound Mix - Television

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Voiceover

1996, Sound - Short Film

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Nuclear Reaction

1995, Sound - Television

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Trifecta

1995, Sound - Television

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First Hand - Bedtime Stories

1995, Production Team - Television

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Plain Tastes

1995, Sound - Television

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Planet Man

1995, Sound - Short Film

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Heartland - Riverton Races

1994, Sound Mix - Television

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Heartland - Far North

1994, Sound - Television

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Dave Dobbyn in Concert

1994, Sound Mix - Television

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First Hand - Just Words

1994, Production Team - Television

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Heartland - Bluff

1994, Sound - Television

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Heartland - Waimarino

1994, Sound Mix - Television

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Heartland - Wainuiomata

1994, Sound Mix - Television

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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

1994, Sound - Short Film

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Old Bastards

1994, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Peter Peryer: Portrait of a Photographer

1994, Sound Mix - Television

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It's in the Genes Girls

1993, Sound Mixer - Television

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The Nightwatchman

1993, Sound - Short Film

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First Hand - Two Men from Tūākau

1993, Production team - sound - Television

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Heartland - Hokianga

1993, Sound - Television

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Sense of Place: Robin Morrison, Photographer

1993, Sound - Television

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Split Enz - Spellbound

1993, Sound - Television

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Sure to Rise

1993, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Lovelock

1992, Sound Mix - Short Film

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Over Here

1992, Sound Mix - Television

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The Summer the Queen Came

1992, Sound Mix - Television

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The Wall

1992, Sound Post-Production - Short Film

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Heartland

1991 - 1996, Sound - Television

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One Man's Meat

1991, Sound Editor - Short Film

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Strangers - Episode One

1989, Sound - Television

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Zilch!

1989, Sound Editor - Film

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Porters (Episode Five)

1987, Sound Mix - Television

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Arriving Tuesday

1986, Sound - Film

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Footrot Flats

1986, Sound - Film

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The Maintenance of Silence

1985, Sound - Short Film

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Trial Run

1984, Sound - Film