Vincent has contributed to countless film soundtracks as a composer, sound designer and sound re-recording mixer establishing good working relationships with a large number of film directors, producers and production companies. Many of the film projects he’s been involved with have won awards and / or been in competition at various international film festivals (for more information have a look at the menu ‘Past Film / TV Projects‘).
Vincent is known for his holistic approach to film soundtracks and his ability to come up with original ideas. He also excels at achieving the right balance between music and sound. How these sonic elements interact and compliment each other is always a prime consideration.
After graduating from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) music degree Vincent continued his studies at the internationally renowned Media School at Bournemouth University where he completed a masters degree in ‘Music for the Screen’ and a post-graduate certificate in ‘Sound Design for the Screen‘. Shortly after moving to London he found a job working in-house as a sound editor for a film post-production company. At this time he created the sound design for the award winning (BIFA 2003 Douglas Hickox Award) film ‘16 Years Of Alcohol‘ the debut feature film directed by the ex-lead singer of ‘The Skids’ Richard Jobson. Progressing to ‘Head of Sound’ he continued creating sound design for numerous film projects and in 2005 completed his first feature length score for the BAFTA Scotland nominated film ‘A Woman In Winter‘. The soundtrack received a lot of praise. Here’s a quote from the Film 4 review of the movie:
“Vincent Watts’ synth and piano lilts hit just the right note of reflective somberness”
In 2007 after writing the score for the BAFTA nominated documentary ‘Taking Liberties‘ Vincent decided to embark on a freelance career and has been working independently ever since. Here are some other quotes praising his more recent sound design work:
“Especially good is the sound design…” Variety review of the slacker revenge movie ‘Red, White and Blue‘.
“The film’s sound design is exquisite…” Film 4 review of the horror film ‘Reverb‘.