John Wood was born in January 1943 and in 1958 he started working in the audio side of the film industry as a studio junior in ‘De Lane Lea Studios’, Soho, London.
In 1962 he was promoted as dubbing mixer and continued to mix, except for 3 years between 1967-69, when he was engineering in ‘Kingsway recorders’ music studio, in Kingsway, London.
In 1972, he built his own complex of 7 studios ‘John Wood Studios’ in Broadwick street, Soho, to service every facet of the Audio Post Production Industry. In 1989 he then moved to Manchester where he started ‘John Wood Sound’ in Sale, initially mixing exclusively for Cosgrove Hall Films (Duckula, Dangermouse, Noddy etc) and Hot Animation (Bob the Builder, Rubba Dubbers etc).
In 1998 set up a studio in Quay street, Manchester. ‘The Sound House’ was a 4 studio complex built and operated in collaboration with Mike Stewart, who was an ex BBC North employee. They started to handled the majority of the audio outsourced from BBC North and Granada Television, as well as many regional independent productions.
In 2003 John retired from full time employment and set up a Media Consultancy. Since then he has been asked back a number of times as a freelance dubbing mixer to mix a number of TV programs and series. Additionally, he is a tutor on a degree course at the ‘School of Sound Recording’ in Manchester and runs an annual 2 week audio workshop at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television, near Havana, Cuba. Recently, John is handling the majority of audio design for BAE Systems Global Audio Media products.
During on his 52 years in the film and television industr,y John has had the opportunity to designed and build a variety of over 20 audio studios.