Production Sound

On location with PBS' Travelscope in Taiwan.

Background

I am an Emmy-nominated sound mixer (Daytime Emmy nomination in 2012 for my work on PBS’ Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope), and have traveled the country and the world doing production sound on independent feature films, documentaries, network & cable television programming, commercials, behind-the-scenes featurettes, web series, corporate training videos, web-based promo pieces, shorts, student films, even a short musical, as well as doing some work in radio.

Corporate/network clients have included ABC, FOX, HBO, PBS, A&E, VH1, History Channel, NatGeo, Discovery, Discovery En Espanol, Discovery Health, TLC, OWN, HDNet/AXS, TV3 (Danish television), Apple, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Scion, AEG, Avid, and Adobe.

I work most often in ENG-style scenarios (ie, mixing and booming at the same time) and I especially love the dynamic of small, run ‘n’ gun-type crews (although working on full-size crews, with a boom operating and/or utility person is great, too!).

I taught classes in production sound at the L.A. campus of the New York Film Academy from 2007 through 2010.


Equipment List

• 4-channel HD/CF recorder (Sound Devices 744T)
• 2-channel CF recorder (Tascam HD-P2)
• 2-channel handheld SD recorder (Tascam DR-100MKII)
• 5-channel production mixer (Sound Devices 552)
• 3-channel production mixer (Wendt X3)
• Shotgun mic preamp/monitor (Sound Devices MM-1)
• 3 Shotgun microphones (Sennheiser MKH60, MKH70, MKH416)
• Cardioid microphone (Sennheiser MKH50)
• 4 wireless lavaliere systems (Lectrosonics, 4 UCR411A receivers, 3 SMQV & 1 SMV transmitter)
• 8 lavaliere microphones (4 Countryman B6, 4 Sanken COS-11D) in 3 different colors (4 black, 2 white, 2 beige)
• Handheld interview microphone (Sennheiser MD46)
• Wireless plug-on transmitter (Lectrosonics HM – for wireless boom or wireless handheld mic)
• 2 boom poles (graphite K-Tek, 15′ and 9′, incl. RODE blimp, Audio-Technica Universal Shockmount, Softie pistol grip, and windscreens)
• Stereo camera hop (Lectrosonics SRB-5P receiver, 2 WM watertight transmitters)
• Transmitter for headset monitors and mono camera scratch tracks (Sennheiser SK100 G3)
• 4 wireless headset monitors (Sennheiser EW300 IEM G3 receivers)
• Up to 7 receivers for mono camera scratch track hops (Sennheiser, 3 EK100 G2, 4 EK100 G3)
• Timecode: Smart Slate (Denecke TS-3) & “Lockit” box (Denecke SB-T)
• Dual SDI monitor (BlackMagicdesign Smartview Duo)
• Kit also includes: Sound cart, CompactFlash cards (16, 4 and 1 GB), SDHC cards (8GB), cases, headphones, 25′ breakaway cable, misc. XLR cables, 2 C-stands, Boommate, sound blankets, apple box, grip clips, 2 sandbags, rip ties, misc. audio/video adaptors


Credits List

Check back for more links to online videos, IMDb listings, and/or film websites as they become available.

NOTE: Dates are for year of production, not necessarily year of final completion or distribution.

ENG Style (Mix & Boom)
• Promo Interviews for History Channel’s The Bible – Prod. Steve Seidel (History Ch., 2012)
• Spike TV’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Launch – Dirs. Jason Diamond & Josh Diamond (TV special, Spike TV, 2012)
Home Made Simple – Supervising Prod. Angie Brown (TV series, OWN, 4 episodes, 2012)
• Amnesty International PSA – Dir. Alfredo de Villa (PSA, Amnesty International, 2012)
• Serpents & Salvation – Prod. Matthew Testa (TV pilot, Nat Geo, 2012 – in post-production)
• Ford Fusion “Random Acts of Fusion” – Field Prod. Dennis Stafford (Ad campaign, Ford, 2012)
• Motocycle Mamas – Prod. Matthew Krul (Sizzle Reel, 2012)
• iMedia Brand Summit 2012 Sizzle Reel – Field Prod. Johnny McMahon (Sizzle Reel, iMedia, 2012)
Behind the Candelabra Behind-the-Scenes – Prod. Katherine Jewell (Behind-the-Scenes, HBO, 2012)
Drinking Made Easy – Dir. Zane Lamprey (TV series, HDNet/AXS, 3 seasons, 58 episodes, 2010-12)
Finding the Funk – Dir. Nelson George (TV documentary, VH1, 2012 – in post-production)
The Beer Chicks – Dir. Matthew Testa (Web series, 4 episodes, 2012)
• Desamparados – Dir. Alfredo de Villa (TV documentary, Discovery en Espanol, 2012)
“Buried Treasure” – Dir. Leslie Hope (Short, 2012)
• Live Nude Girls – Dir. Jay Leggett (Web series, 1 episode, 2012)
• I Object! – Dir. Claude Brooks (Reality show pilot, 2012 – in post-production)
Familien fra Holtewood (Family from Holtewood) (Danish reality TV series, TV3, 2 episodes, 2012)
“Reawakening” – Dir. Robert Legato (Web short, 2012)
• “Surprising Merrilee” – Prod. Joe Russell (Short, 2012)
• Travel Tech – Dir. Pascal Leister (Web series pilot, 2012)
Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope – Dir. Joseph Rosendo (TV series, PBS, 3 seasons, 10 episodes, PBS, 2010-12)
Bounty Wars (TV Series, Discovery, 1 episode, 2012)
Ready Or Not – Dir. Michael Kuell (Feature, 2012)
Good Times – Dir. Lila McLaughlin (Web series, 2012)
I’m Afraid of Vagina WolfAnna Margarita Albelo (Feature, 2012)
Broken Minds – Dir. Yoram Astrakhan (TV series, Discovery Health, 2 episodes, 2012)
“All Hail the Beat” – Dir. Nelson George (Short documentary, 2012)
Migrations – Dir. Nelson George (Feature, 2012 – in post-production)
Zya: Get the Word Out! – Dir. Greg Benson (Corporate promo, 2012)
“Sweetpea” – Dirs. Emma Coats & Shion Takeuchi (Short, 2012)
The Newsroom Behind-the-Scenes – Prod. Dan Zibulsky> (Behind-the-Scenes, HBO, 2011)
Crawlspace – Dir. Josh Stolberg (Feature, 2011)
Out West – Dir. Lee Brownstein (Feature, 2nd unit pickups, 2011)
White People Problems: Our Story – Dir. Kiran Deol (Webisode, FunnyOrDie.com, 2011)
• Digital Entertainment Group promo – Dir. Scott Compton (Corporate promo, 2011)
“Violeta” – Dir. Molly O’Connor (short, 2011)
Invention USA – Exec. Producer Jason Sklaver (TV series, History Channel, pickups for multiple episodes, 2011)
• Endeavor L.A.: The Final Journey – Dir. Michael Blum (Documentary, AEG Network Live, 2011)
Miley Cyrus Mini-Documentary from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan – Dir. James Minchin III (Documentary short, 2011)
• Mr. Personalities – Dir. Zane Lamprey (Pilot TV series, HDNet, 2011)
• “Blake” – Dir. Brendan Sexton III (Short, 2011)
• The Strand – Dir. Grant Harvey (TV pilot, 2011)
The Marriage Counselor – Dir. Jerry J. White III (Web series, 1 episode, 2011)
The Millionaire Tour – 2nd Unit Dir. Tom Camarda (Feature, 2nd unit reshoots, 2011)
• Barter Wars – Prod. Jarrod Brom (TV series pilot, A&E, 2011)
Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost) – Dir. William Miller (Documentary, 2011)
Showrunners – Dir. Des Doyle (Documentary, 2010-11)
Saving One, Saves Everyone – Dir. Luke Stets (Documentary, 2011)
I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant – Prod. Geoff Davis (TV series, 1 episode, TLC, 2011)
• Aquafresh promo – Dir. Stephen McDaniel (Corporate Promo, 2011)
Mouse Ward – Dir. Malika Ali (Multi-media Exhibit, 2011)
Nuclear Family – Dir. Kyle Rankin (Feature, 2011)
DO IT Project – Dir. Kristoffer Akselbo (Documentary Web Series, 2011)
“Imperfectly” – Dir. Michael Wohl (Short, 2011)
• Danko Jones’ “I Think Bad Thoughts” – Dirs.Jason Diamond & Josh Diamond (Music video & short film, 2011)
• “Fairy Knowledge” – Dir. Chris Wyatt (Short, 2011)
“AWOL” – Dir. Alex Bulat (Short, 2010)
• Enfamil promo – Dir. Stephen McDaniel (Babies R Us in-store promo, 2010)
“Curtain” – Dir. Dennis Widmyer (Short, 2010)
• Jack In The Box Spec Spot – Dir. Pascal Leister (Spec Commerical, 2010)
• “Voltron” – Dir. Alex Albrecht (Short, 2010)
• “Carlos’ Therapy” – Dir. K. Rocco Shields (USC Online Coursework Video, 2010)
• “The Weight” – Dir. Bryan Bertino (Teaser trailer for feature film in development, 2010)
• “In-Patient” – Dir. Zackary Adler (Spec TV pilot, 2010 – in post-production)
• Adobe promo – Dir. Jamie Wright (Corp. promo, Adobe Systems Inc., 2010)
• “Local Fluff” – Dir. Raza Ahmad (Short, 2010)
• “Ricky & Ravi Are In Between Jobs” – Dir. Josh Greenbaum (Web series, 6 episodes, 2010)
• “Dream Couple” – Dir. Eddie Michaels (Reality show pilot, 2010)
Avid Pro Tools promo – Dir. Gabriel Echeverria (Corp. promo, Avid Audio, 2010)
• “Roy Fabcock” – Dir. Laura Kightlinger (Webisode, Comedy Central’s Atom.com, 2010)
• “Wake Up Call” – Dir. John Viener (Short, 2010)
• “Karma Girls” – Dir. J.M. Kenny (Sizzle reel, 2010)
“Punch Face Moan” – Dir. William Beaton (Short, 2010)
“Abby 33″ – Dir. K. Rocco Shields (USC Online Coursework Video, 2010)
• “Neverland” – Dir. Alex Albrecht (Short, 2010)
Murder in the Dark – Dir. Dagen Merrill (Feature, 2010 – in post-production)
• “Azad” – Dir. Bandar Albuliwi (Short, 2010)
• Danko Jones’ “Full of Regret” – Dirs.Jason Diamond & Josh Diamond (Music video & short film, 2010)
• “Triumph” (Mercedes SLS spot) – Ad Agency: Supply and Demand (Commercial, 2010)
• Balanced Law Group Infomercial – Dir. Jan Becker (Infomercial, 2010)
• “Silver Lake” – Dir. John Bevilacqua (Short, 2010)
“Gay Keith” – Dir. Leslie Hope (Short, 2010)
• “Without Sanctuary” – Dir. Robert Terry II (Short, 2010)
• AJ McLean “Teenage Wildlife” music video shoot – Prod. Wali Razaqi (Behind-the-scenes, 2010)
• Apple iPhone promo – Dir. Roger Scott (Corporate web content, 2010)
Second Class Citizen – Dir. Lalit Jobanputra (Feature, 2009 – in post-production)
“Per/Versions” – Dirs. Michael Wohl & Michael Traynor (Short, 2009)
“Love Unconditional” – Dir. Jenn Page (Short, 2009)
Cutback – Dirs. Johnny Remo & Lance Bachelder (Feature, 2009)
• “iPoop” – Dir. Adam Cushman (PSA viral video spoof, 2009)
• Prodigies – Dir. Brandon Barrera (TV Pilot, Tennis Channel, 2009)
• “Emergency Direct Assistance Fund” Spot – Dir. Rodolphe de Diusse (Commercial, 2009)
Looking for Lenny – Dir. Elan Gale (Documentary, 2009 – in post-production)
“Supermom” – Dir. Andrew Miller (Viral Video Ad, Ronzoni Pasta, 2009)
• “Conversations With Lucifer” – Dir. Cody Boesen (Short, 2009)
• Nike campaign photo shoot with Maria Sharapova – Dir. Jordan DeBree (Behind-the-scenes, 2009)
• “Supreme Law Group” Spot – Dir. Jan Becker (Commercial, 2009)
“You’re A Wolf” – Dir. Christopher Holmes (Short, 2009)
• “A Song to Sing” – Dir. Sheldon Collins (Short, 2009)
The Legends of Nethiah – Dir. Russ Emanuel (Feature, 2009 – in post-production)
“ManBear” – Dir. Sam Riegel (Web series, two episodes, 2009)
“Brainstorm” – Dirs. Silas Howard & Ben Peyser (Web series, FOX Mobile, first 8-episode season, 2009 – www.brainstormtheshow.com)
• “In Between” – Dir. Anna Harari (Short, 2009)
• NikeSoccer.com – Prod. Jordan DeBree (Web content, Dallas Texans/Manchester United segment, 2009)
Careerbuilder.com – Dir. Travis Chesney (Spec commercial, 2009)
• “Super Hero Union” – Dir. Christopher Holmes (Web series, one episode, 2009)
“Black Girls Heart Charlie” – Dir. Malika Ali (Short, 2009)
• “Roundabout” – Dir. Rohit Karn Batra (Short, 2009)
• Donna’s Revenge – Dir. Oliver Oertel (Web series, one episode, 2009)
• NikeBasketball.com – Prod. Jordan DeBree (Corporate content, various segments, 2008)
“Painting Poetry”– Dir. Early Latchley (Short, 2008)
• “Two Bees and a Dorito”– Dir. Layne Pavoggi (Spec commercial, 2008)
Macho – Dir. Rafael Palacio-Illingworth (Feature, 2008)
The FP – Dirs. Brandon Trost & Jason Trost (Feature, 2008)
• Obama Campaign Spot: “Rain” – Dir. George Nolfi (Commercial, 2008)
“Nocturnal” – Dir. Brian Ging (Short, 2008)
“My Homework Ate My Dog” – Dir. Crystal Page (Short, 2008)
• Mediterranean Cup High-Diving Championships – Dir. Andy Dylan (One-hour Cable Special, Rush HD, 2008)
• HollywoodProfiles.com – Prod. Jeffrey M. Markowitz (Web promo spot, 2008)
“Viva La Causa” – Dir. Alonso Filomeno Mayo & Bill Brummell (Short Doc., 2008)
Possessions – Dir. Nathan Adolfson (Feature, 2008 – in post-production)
The Art of Chores – Dir. Dan Hertzog (Web Series, 2008 – pilot & three episodes)
• Automotive Rhythms – Prod. Sean McKoy (Cable Series, BET, 2008 – one segment)
• Skyler & John – Dir. Travis Chesney (Web Series, 2008 – two episodes)
• “Copper Pass” – Dir. Carey Malloy (Short, 2008)
“Stiff Napoleon” – Dir. Lila McLaughlin (Short, 2008)
• “Dolores Mission Kitchen” – Dir. Dave Szamet (Doc. Fundraising Short, 2008)
“Wunderkammer” – Dir. Andrea Pallaoro (Short, 2008)
Polanski: Unauthorized – Dir. Damian Chapa (Feature, 2007)
The Father – Dir. Anthony Rolfes (Feature, 2007)
“Foxglove” – Dir. Jay Rodan & Kayt Jones (Short, 2007)
“Pubert” – Dir. Jenn Page (Short, 2007)
• Road Kill – Dir. Stephen Durham (Teaser Trailer for Feature in Development, 2007)
• Scion.com – Prod. Jeffrey M. Markowitz (Web promo spot, 2007)
The Art of Being Straight – Dir. Jesse Rosen (Feature, 2007)
Hired Gun – Dir. Brad Jurjens (Feature, 2007)
Loved & Accepted – Dir. Aram Rappaport (Feature, 2007)
Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration – Dir. Brian Ging (Documentary and Web promo spots – 2007)
• “USA Personnel Training Video” – Dir. James Roddy (Corporate training video – 2007)
A Nuclear Family – Dir. Adam Salkin (Documentary, 2006-2007)
• Jaman.com – Dir. Rohit Karn Batra (Website promo spot – 2007)
Presence – Dir. Bryan Kramer (Feature, 2007)
• “Intensity” – Dir. Dave Szamet (Short, 2007)
“Profound Growth” – Dir. Brad Newman (Short, 2006)
The Old Woman – Dir. Duane Anderson (Feature, 1999)

Sound Mixer
Dragon Age: Redemption – Dir. Peter Winther (Web Series, 2011)
“My First Claire” – Dir. Lou Howe (Short, 2010)
Un-Broke: What You Need To Know About Money (“Baby’s Been Using” & “Qwick Date” segments) – Dir. Rudy Bednar (One-Hour Special, ABC, Broadcast 29 May 2009)
Painting in the Rain – Dir. Shayde Christian (Feature, 2009 – in post-production)
Beneath the Dark – Dir. Chad Feehan (Feature, 2009)
“Make Up” – Dir. Scott Tuft (Short, 2009)
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp – Dir. Jorge Hinojosa (Documentary, 2008 – in post-production)
Love 10 to 1 – Dir. Christine Le (Feature, 2008)
“18” – Dir. Joy Gohring (Short, 2008)
“Slinging Mud” – Dir. Josh Kirby & Stephanie Rae (Short, 2008)
• Untitled George Nolfi Project – Dir. George Nolfi (Test Scene from Feature in Pre-Production, 2008)
• The Science Show – Dir. Greg Alsbury (Web-based children’s show, 2007)
• 16 American Film Institute Conservatory “Cycle Projects” – Various Dirs. (Shorts, 2002-2003)
“Funky Town” – Dir. Matthew Janzen (Musical Short, 2000)
• “Miracle Bowl” – Dir. Doug Heder (Short, 1999)
• “Collusion” – Dir. Richard Teague (Short, 1999)
• “Unknown” – Dir. Aaron Ruell (Short, 1999)
“In Time of Need” – Dir. Alisa Anglesey (Short, 1999)
• “The Many Adventures of Roger’s Genuine Corinthian Leather Wallet” – Dir. Brandon Sawyer (Short, 1999)
• “Interactive Multi-Media” – Dir. Doug Heder (Short, 1998)

Boom Operator
• A Hiphopumentary: The 5 Elements of Hiphop – Dir. Kim Ogletree (Documentary, 2007)
• “Getting Lucky” – Dir. Lee Arnold (Short, 2007)
Sacred Journey – Dir. Michael Criscione (Feature, 2007)
• “Apocalypse Mutual” – Dir. Brandon Sawyer (Short, 1998)
“The Good Samaritan” – Dir. Alisa Anglesey (Short, 1998)
• “Water in the Desert” – Dir. Jonathan S. Walker (Short, 1998)
• “The Trouble With Norman” – Dir. Matthew Janzen (Short, 1998)

Playback Operator
• Miley Cyrus’ “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” – Dir.James Minchin III (Music video, 2011)
“Wunderkammer” – Dir. Andrea Pallaoro (Short, 2008)
“Funky Town” – Dir. Matthew Janzen (Musical Short, 2000)


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