Jono Cary
Freelance London based Sound Recordist, Sound Supervisor & Production Sound Mixer

London, UK

About

Professional, The Best Kit, Friendly, World travelled

Hello! I am Jono Cary and I am a freelance London sound recordist, sound supervisor and production sound mixer with many years of experience in the industry. I’ve got a friendly, professional and organised attitude to the work I do and I possess a broad range of specialist skills in the TV production, commercial, corporate, broadcasting, event, and audio-visual spheres. I am a sound recordist from London, UK with a vast array of experience and knowledge ready to get the sound right on your production.

I have extensive experience in all types of production sound; TV, commercial, corporate, documentary, film, 360, VR, binaural and branded content. I am based in London, United Kingdom and happy to travel worldwide! Working in every environment and able to get broadcast sound whatever the conditions!

I have hours and hours of on-set experience working with every type of client. Someone you can trust to work harmoniously with any crew, whatever the shoot. Holds clean UK car and motorbike licences. UK passport holder, DBS / CRB checked, friendly, professional, hard-working and a can-do attitude. Getting the job done to the highest quality is the name of the game.

Voice Over Direction / Coaching

Having worked in and around voice over’s for nearly 20 years I understand how to get the emotion, energy and feeling through the mic. I’m passionate about helping tell stories from just a couple of lines to an entire series worth of VO. My personable attitude and friendly manner in combination with my technical understanding of audio editing and the recording process mean if you have some Voice Over’s that need nailing with either a seasoned actor, C-Level media trained boss or timid member of the public I get the feeling onto the tape. This is a process I can work through with a mobile VO kit or attend studio sessions, prices for this on request.

Notable Company Credits

Major commercial and corporate clients as a sound recordist / mixer including; Netflix, Amazon Prime, Channel 4, FIFA, BBC, Disney, Nike, USA, Bravo, VICE, France 5, Toyota, ITV, Saatchi & Saatchi, Google, USA Network, Microsoft, Sony, RTE, Neilson, Christies, Deutsche Bank, SYCO Music, Grand Public, Hyundai, LBC, Amey, DNA Films.

Specialist Relevant Information

  • I-Visa (Foreign Media) USA approved for 5 Years
  • Full UK Driving licence and motorcycle licence & advanced IAM motorcyclist / driver
  • Specialist 4×4 Driving skills for extreme environments
  • DBS / CRB certification for working with children / minors (enhanced chaperone status)
  • Specialist skills and experience with 360 / VR and Binaural Shoots
  • Specialist mountain training, and a life long skier and snowboarder for mountain shoots

Showreel

How Formula 1 Teams Make Money CNBC

Teen Mom UK 2

Love Is Blind NETFLIX

Aphex Twin at Field Day 2023

Amazing Interiors AMAZON

FIFA 19 World Tour EA Sports

ASICS | Mind Race

Gamesmaster 2021 on E4

Let’s Talk About Sex CH4

Idris Elba VOUGE

21 Again BBC3

You Vs. Chris & Kem ITV

Paul Heaton: From Hull To Heatongrad

Tilda – Tildalicious

Grand Prix Driver AMAZON

Romesh: Talking To Comedians BBC

Nissan X-Trail

See Like Menna

Don’t Tell The Bride CH4

Why I Choose To Teach GOV

Operizza! Sacla

War for the Planet of the Apes

Ladies of London

Hello Starling Bank

Saints and Sinners: Britain’s Millennium of Monasteries

James Blunt Anonymous

CBBC: Wolfblood

Doug and the Slugs and Me Trailer

THINK! x Chris Stark and the County FA

Christley Knows Best UK Special

Tv Sound Recordist

Nissan Hoybot

Instagram

Poly room within a room still super effective to reduce reverb within a room. That plus the ‘plate the mic out trick’ sounding sweet.
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Shooting some nice branded doc bits for Brentford FC.
Amazing day filing with the RAF with the mega Atlas A400 plane.
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#f1 #pitlane #silverstone #britishgrandprix 
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Hard at work!
Enjoyed standing on the main stage at the O2 doing some 🤫 documentary sound!
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Hiding in a corner of a room, special skill that.
Pleased this is airing, was very pleased to be working on this fantastic show! @linklinecrew
New video on my YouTube https://youtu.be/pA8HiMS-4-k detailing how I’ve brought these amazing batteries from @fxlionbattery into my powering ecosystem greatfully supplied by @prolightdirect .
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they have significantly reduced The overall weight of my bag, and meant that the V-Lock battery system makes cross department compatibility so much better..
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Some days are studio days
No filter need for this beautiful sunset on the beach in Margate shooting a commercial for Acics.
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Getting some lovely AMBEO recordings for an upcoming game. Lovely day for it.
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Great fun on this one, thanks to all involved.
Nice bit of 16mm for a fashion shoot. The old digi clapper making life in post easier!
#bbc #televisioncentre #colourbars.
#bbc #televisioncentre where it all began, where my grandfather who worked as a producer here many moons ago took me here as a nine-year-old boy to go and see the Blue Peter garden and have a mooch around. Still find the place inspiring.
Fun by the Thames with @tvs_edmatthews & @thisisalicebeer .
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Keepin’ Dry with @paulgwilliams for #itv always a laugh.
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Pretty neat package for 4 aes mics and multichannel recorder with IFB.
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@timellisfilming @realjoeswashy having fun in #canterbury for #loosewomen

Kit List

Whether it’s a small ‘Portable Single Camera’ (PSC) Doc or corporate job, a large scale multi-camera reality TV job, A full scale commercial or Drama or something more specialist like a music recording, VR / 360 sound capture or extreme conditions recording, kit choices for sound department are important! Below is a list of the core kit that I have as a sound recordist, additional items can be sub-hired for specialist jobs. A few major considerations when hiring sound kit is having sound back-ups, timecode sync and IEM (In Ear Monitors) / wireless headsets.

Sound Back-up / Camera Link

Having sound backed up (recording in more than one place) it is always recommended, this is achieved by having it recorded in the sound bag and on the camera and this can be done using a stereo wireless hop (see below) which is dedicated transmitter in the sound bag going to a dedicated 2 channel receiver mounted and powered from a V-Lock plate on camera. A cheaper option for getting audio onto camera for playback and first edits (but not for final mix) is a mono ‘scratch’ hop.

Timecode Sync

Timecode is a seriously time saving tool for post-production workflow. Having the camera’s TC and sound recorders TC synced means that in post the audio files and video files drop seamlessly together and sync is done for you. TC sync is achieved by using TC lockit boxes that are synced with the sound bag (the master) on TOD (Time Of Day) timecode and then feed the camera with the exact same timecode accurate to within a 1/4 of a single frame over 24 hours. The boxes are very small and self powered and will save much more time in post than they cost to hire per day on set! In addition, both as a backup and to aid cameras without TC sync a ‘timecode clapper board’ or ‘smart slate’ can be hired (see below) which gives a visual readout of the timecode and the age-old traditional ‘sticks’ snapping for the audio/visual sync point.

IEM / Wireless / Client Headsets

IEM or In Ear Monitor receivers are essentially wireless receivers with headphones that can be hired (see below) for listening into the sound mix on set. Several different mixes can be sent out e.g. Just lav mics, or just boom or overall mix. Giving Director, client, producer, script supervisors or anyone else a listen into the audio being captured on set.

SOUND RECORDERS / MIXERS

MICROPHONES

WIRELESS RADIO MICROPHONES / LAVALIERS / IFB

  • 4 x Wisycom MTP40S-UN Transmitters
  • 1 x Wisycom MCR54 Quad Channel wideband Receiver
  • 6 x Sennheiser IEM Receivers (For Director/Script/Client Headsets) with Sony Over-Ear Headphones
  • RF Distribution and Shark fin antennas for long range wireless connectivity
  • Audio Ltd Stereo Camera Hop on V-Lock Mounting Kit

TIMECODE & SYNC

  • Timecode connection cables for RED, Arri, Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Panasonic, Denecke etc.
  • 4 x Tentacle Sync Sync boxes to sync camera and sound – Frame perfectly
  • 1 x Deneke Digislate / TC Clapperboard Slate TS-1

SOFTWARE

OTHER

  • 2 X Mackie SRM 450 PA Speakers for playback
  • Car-to-Car Rig including magnetic whip aerials and shark fin aerials for long range monitoring on a follow vehicle
  • Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15” 2.7GHz i7, 16GB RRAM, 1TB Flash Drive (with 4 x 2 TB Lacie External Drives)
  • Apogee Duet 196/24 bit SoundCard / Pre Amp
  • Many C-stands, clamps, tapes and audio-grip accessories

Audio Post Production

From a home studio setup I run a post production suite mixing many commercials, voice overs music videos etc. To enquire about rates and availability please get in touch.

Recent Credits

RECENT TV CREDITS

The Farmers Country Showdown – BBC 2022
Make Away Take Away – ITV 2022
Your Home Made Perfect – BBC 2022
Gamesmaster – CH4
Rosie Helps – Comedy Central
Invictus Games – Vice 2020
Mummy Diaries – ITV 2019
You vs Chris & Kem – ITV 2019
Lets Talk About Sex – CH4 2019
’21 Again’ NAKED TV – BBC1 2019
‘From Hull to Heatongrad’ Paul Heaton – CH4 2019
‘Amazing On The Inside’ – Netflix 2018
Grand Prix Driver – Amazon Prime 2018
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore ‘Missing Tapes’ – CH4 2017
Ladies Of London (Season 3) – Bravo USA 2017
The Voice (VT’s) – ITV 2016
Soccer Aid – BBC 2016
Don’t Tell The Bride (S9) – SKY 1 – 2016
The Ealling Comedies – UK Gold 2016
Dual – France 5 2015
Christly Knows Best (Season 3) – USA 2015
Saints and Sinners – BBC4 2015
Wolfblood (Season 3) – CBBC 2014

COMMERCIAL

Superdry 2022 Online
ASICS Mind Race 2022
Augustinus Bader 2022
Lloyds Direct 2021
Wren Kitchens 2020
Team GB / Dreams Beds 2020
James Blunt – Amazon Music
Tilda Rice ‘Tildalicious’
Coca-Cola / Fuse Tea
Scala Sauces
2018 Department of Education
Nissan X Trail / SKY
Nice ‘n’ Easy
James Blunt ‘The Afterlife’
Braun
Purina (W/ Claire Balding)
Nutribullet
Nissan #hoybot
Microsoft ‘Do Anything’
Nike ‘Metcon Shoe’
Akbank
Neilson
Yammah B-Series