Take a crash course into the power of sound and music with Nylon Studios’ Co-Founder & Creative Director, Simon Lister, and Global EP, Hamish Macdonald.

Explore the potential of Virtual Reality within the world of advertising. Join us to create an immersive brand experience, utilising spatial sound design and original music composition to explore the sound of virtual reality.

In the space of just over 2 hours, together we will create an ad in VR from copy to music to sound. Defying borders, we will work in real time with award-winning composers, sound designers and one of Australia’s most prolific voice over artists, Lee Perry.

Nylon Studios is an internationally acclaimed boutique music and sound house, with facilities in New York City and Sydney. Home to a team of uniquely talented composers and sound designers Nylon combines diverse industry experience with a collective approach to all projects; it is an incubator for innovative thinking and teamwork.

Nylon's soundtracks are featured by countless major brands such as Nike, Vice, Axe, Intel, Corona, Audi, National Geographic, McDonalds, Gap and many others. Accolades include Cannes Grand Prix, LIAA, AWARD, ADDY's and Australian Creative Hotshop.


Hamish Macdonald, Global Executive Producer, Nylon Studios, New York & Sydney

Hamish’s international experience spans both short and long format content and with more than 17 years’ experience in advertising, production and post-production, Hamish has notched up an enviable amount of expertise in managing and developing post & production companies throughout Australia, London and Asia. With a firm grasp of the creative and technical aspects of the industry, combined with a passion for innovation, Hamish has a fundamental focus on delivering the highest creative results and driving future growth.

Simon Lister, Creative Director, Nylon Studios, New York & Sydney

Originally from New Zealand, Simon has been in the audio industry for more than 28 years and is the most highly awarded sound designer in the region. Constantly working on major campaigns with all of the world's biggest Advertising agencies, he has produced soundtracks for Toyota, Lexus, VW, Nike, Boags, Hahn, Tooheys, Smirnoff and Sony. In his spare time Simon loves to indulge his nomadic yearnings, where you will find him taking photos and film on motorbike journeys throughout the Himalayas, Mexico and the deserts of Morocco.


Date: Thursday 23rd March 2017
Time: 14.30 – 16.45
Venue: Room PATTAYA 6, Mezzanine Floor, PEACH
Remark: Pre-registration is required


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