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Jock May (1905–1991)

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He created the "Hammer sound" for the audio tracks of the productions from England's Hammer Films. Although they were actually low budget productions, his work, combined with the cinematography of Jack Asher (and later, Arthur Grant) gave them the look and sound of an "A" production. Some of his work done for Hammer has been regarded as "...

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in UK

Died:

(age 86)

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 1970-1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series) (sound recordist - 7 episodes)
- I Too Was a Novice (1971) ... (sound recordist)
- Nobody Sleeps on a Honeymoon (1971) ... (sound recordist)
- Millie's Moveable Feast (1971) ... (sound recordist)
- Hurricane Millie (1971) ... (sound recordist)
- Wife Trouble (1971) ... (sound recordist)
 1970 Scrooge (sound mixer)
 1970 Hello-Goodbye (sound mixer)
 1969-1970 Strange Report (TV Series) (sound mixer - 15 episodes)
- Report 4977: Swindle - Square Root of Evil (1970) ... (sound mixer)
 1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (sound mixer)
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie) (sound recordist)
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series) (sound mixer - 13 episodes)
- Night Flight to Andorra (1968) ... (sound mixer)
- Castle in the Clouds (1968) ... (sound mixer)
- Three Blinks of the Eyes (1968) ... (sound mixer)
- Who's Mad Now? (1968) ... (sound mixer)
- The Revolutionaries (1968) ... (sound mixer)
 1967 Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (TV Movie) (sound mixer)
 1967 Mister Ten Per Cent (sound recordist)
 1965-1967 Secret Agent (TV Series) (sound recordist - 18 episodes)
- Shinda Shima (1967) ... (sound recordist)
- Koroshi (1967) ... (sound recordist)
- Not So Jolly Roger (1966) ... (sound recordist)
- The Paper Chase (1966) ... (sound recordist)
- The Man with the Foot (1966) ... (sound recordist)
 1965 The Murder Game (sound recordist)
 1965 The Return of Mr. Moto (sound recordist)
 1965 Curse of the Fly (sound recordist)
 1965 Voodoo Blood Death (sound recordist)
 1964 All in Good Time (Short) (sound)
 1964 Daylight Robbery (sound recordist)
 1964 Man with Two Faces (sound mixer)
 1963 The Old Dark House (sound recordist)
 1963 These Are the Damned (sound recordist)
 1963 The Cool Mikado (sound)
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (sound recordist)
 1962 Night Creatures (sound recordist)
 1962 Cash on Demand (sound recordist)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River (sound recordist)
 1961 Watch it, Sailor! (sound)
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf (sound recordist)
 1961 The Shadow of the Cat (sound recordist)
 1961 Passport to China (sound)
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs (sound recordist)
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (sound recordist)
 1960 The Brides of Dracula (sound recordist)
 1960 Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (sound recordist)
 1959 Danger List (Short) (sound editor) / (sound recordist)
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay (sound recordist)
 1959 The Mummy (sound recordist)
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (sound recordist)
 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles (sound recorder)
 1958 I Only Arsked! (sound recordist)
 1958 Further Up the Creek (sound recordist)
 1958 The Snorkel (sound recordist)
 1958 The Revenge of Frankenstein (sound recordist)
 1958 Horror of Dracula (sound recordist)
 1958 The Camp on Blood Island (sound recordist)
 1958 A Clean Sweep (Short) (sound editor)
 1957 The Abominable Snowman (sound recordist)
 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein (sound - uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series) (sound recordist - 3 episodes)
- Rescued (1957) ... (sound recordist)
- The Duel (1956) ... (sound recordist)
- The Sealed Room (1956) ... (sound recordist)
 1957 Man with a Dog (Short) (sound recordist)
 1956 X: The Unknown (sound mixer)
 1955 A Man on the Beach (Short) (sound)
 1955 One Way Out (sound recordist - as W.H. May)
 1947 The Cumberland Story (Short) (sound)
 1947 Children on Trial (Documentary) (sound)
 1945 Children's Charter (Documentary short) (sound recordist)
 1945 A Diary for Timothy (Short documentary) (sound recordist)
 1945 The Broad Fourteens (Documentary short) (sound)
 1943 The Silent Village (Documentary short) (sound)
 1943 Fires Were Started (sound recordist)
 1943 A Letter from Ulster (Documentary short) (sound)
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Alternate Names:

W.H.P. May | W.H. May
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Trivia:

He created the "Hammer sound" for the audio tracks of the productions from England's Hammer Films. Although they were actually low budget productions, his work, combined with the cinematography of Jack Asher (and later, Arthur Grant) gave them the look and sound of an "A" production. Some of his work done for Hammer has been regarded as "impeccable."

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