Firstly, what an amazing site! I've only just discovered this place and have spent a good few hours looking on it, an amazing resource for information.
Now, I'm not sure if this ok to do this on here but I couldn't find anywhere that said that it wasn't...
I'm a composer for film and tv and has worked on a number of projects for the bbc, channel 4 and a host of other independent productions, short films, ads etc. I really want to expand my work into sound design, I have crossed into that field as part of my scores before but I haven't taken responsibility for the full sound design of a project before. I have agreed to do some sound design for a small creative company that deals with mostly corporate films and am also arranging some projects through sites like shooting people. I've also invested in a few books such as 'The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound' by David Lewis Yewdal, 'The Sound FX bible' by Ric Viers and David Sonnenschein's 'Sound Design'. I have a pretty up to date studio with Pro Tools 9, Logic Pro, Abelton Live and a massive array of AU's (Waves Suite, Izotope RX 2, Spectrasonics etc) running on an 8 core Mac Pro.
What I'm hoping to find here is a seasoned professional based in London that would be willing to meet up for a chat. I have always found that talking with people that know the job inside outside is the best way to gain insight, which I need as I take my next steps in my career.
If anyone is interested in meeting up please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll arrange something.
If you would like to hear some of my compositional work visit www.simonashdown.co.uk
Many thanks, Simon