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W. H. May ("Jock")


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Jock May’s first feature film credit is for ‘FIRES WERE STARTED’ (1943), with Humphrey Jennings. In 1947 and 1948, he worked for the Crown Film Unit [qv] on the Mining Review series, recording the sound for 1st Year Nos.2, 3 and 5.

He went on to have a very successful career as a sound recordist, with his credits ranging from ‘DRACULA’ (1958), ‘SPACE FLIGHT IC-1’ (1965) and ‘SCROOGE’ (1970). He created the ‘Hammer sound’ for the audio tracks of the productions from Hammer Films.

Sources; Accessed 22/5/2006: NoS Number 334725; Mining Review 1st Year Number 2; Date released October 1947: NoS Number 334729; Mining Review 1st Year Number 3; Date released November 1947: NoS Number 334737; Mining Review 1st Year Number 5; Date released January 1948.

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