Nigel Woodford


Nigel Woodford

Lecturer, Film
  • Master of Arts in Sound Design from the National Film & Television School (UK)

Nigel is an internationally recognised sound designer with over 20 years of experience. Inspired by stories of the human spirit, he discovers his environment through an acute perception of sound, coloured by an intimate sense of the spiritual. He has an ability to listen beyond words and tune into layers of emotions because of a fascination and curious preoccupation with human behaviours, perspectives, habits and thinking. 

Nigel's work has been featured at distinguished exhibitions and showcases worldwide: VICE Short List, Directors Notes, Watersprite Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Poitiers Film Festival, DMY International Design Festival (Berlin), Canadian International Film Festival, Shanghai Design Biennial, Asian Television Awards, Asia Image Apollo Awards, and Asia Pacific Awards.

Nigel has received professional acknowledgement from organisations such as the Motion Picture Sound Editors, Audio Engineering Society, American Federation of Musicians, Composers and Authors Society of Singapore and the Singapore Association of Motion Picture Professionals.

He has since earned a reputation for an exceptional ability to translate words and ideas into sound.

Research and Practice
  • Another Kind of Paradise, feature documentary
  • Hedgehog, animation, short film
  • Blood Type, fiction, short film
  • Judith, fiction, short film
  • The Why, feature documentary
  • Spltch, observational / experimental, short film
  • Days, observational, documentary
  • Repentfiction, short film
  • Former Relevant Children, documentary


Research Interests

Sound pedagogies, disabilities and sound, psychology of auditory perception, sound art and experimental media