Artist

Paula Fairfield

Paula Fairfield is an International and Emmy award winning sound designer for tv, film, commercials, and basically anything that makes noise. She has eight Emmy nominations with one win for her work on Game of Thrones, along with multiple wins and nominations for her work in both The US and Canada. During her career she has had the privilege of working on tv projects such as the iconic LOST and visionary filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez, Brian DePalma, Paul McGuigan and Darren Aronofsky.

Her passion is high concept sound design and her main interest is working with visionary filmmakers, which is clearly reflected in her resume and her background as an artist. Paula is grew up in Nova Scotia and has a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, N.S. During her career as an exhibiting artist, she was the co-director of Canada's foremost media art center, Charles Street Video. Her art work resides in several collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Canada. She started her commercial sound work in Toronto with Sound Dogs before relocation to LosAngeles in 1998. In 2014, she established her sound design company Eargasm Inc.

Paula will be debuting her new immersive audio work "Ocean of Tears" in 2018/9 at the University of Greenwich in London. Current projects include “Game of Thrones”, “Tom Clacy’s Jack Ryan” and the upcoming Robert Rodriguez/James Cameron “Angel Battle Alita”, due later this year.

Videography

Screamers

1994, 30:00 minutes, colour

Mirage

1993, 19:00 minutes, colour

Live Wires

1990, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Fragments

1989, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Relative Activities

1984, 08:55 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

In the spotlight and ready for... action: Local lesbian filmmakers...
by Lynna Landstreet. Xtra!, July 22, 1994, no. 254.
5 Feminist Videotapes: Redefining the Female Subject
by Shonagh Adelman. C Magazine, Winter 1991, no. 28.
Awareness of image and gender sparked Toronto's top films of 89
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Jan. 4, 1990, v. 9, no. 17.
Is The Dead Authour a Woman? / L'auteur mort est-ce une femme?:...
by Janine Marchessault and Jeanluc Svoboda. Parallelogramme, Spring 1990, v. 15, no. 4.
Hot Tramp, I Love You So!: Rebel Girls: A Survey of Canadian...
by Christine Conley. Fuse, Fall 1989, v. 13, no. 1 & 2.
Collision In The Capital: Politics and Art Hit head-On in Video...
by Geoff Pevere. Fuse, Summer 1985, v. 9, no. 1 & 2.
Going Public - three evenings of videotapes by women
by Unknown. Going Public - three evenings of videotapes by women, 1984.