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So, I've gotten to know quite a few of you at this point, and I know where a good few of you work from. Luckily I've been able to meet up with a few people for lunches and all. Every time I'm glad I met the person.
So, in order to continue building this network, I propose we map out where everyone is from and what you do. Sort of like our own little sound professional directory.
I'm a sound recordist and sound editor, and I live in Orlando, Florida.
HI - I'm from Guatemala, living/working in Barcelona!
Musician and sound designer! In my free time I'm trying to build an audio library of old/new mayan musical instruments for Kontakt and Ableton sampler!! Great community here, saludos!!
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I am from the Netherlands, living in Munich, Germany now and doing sound design at BMW (the car company).
My background is in Industrial Design, with a master towards sound design.
Besides some music and sound stuff for various small projects, I haven't achieved much yet, I am very much a newbie. So I eagerly soak up all the knowledge and expertise that is shared in this community!
I'm a born and bred Johannesburger, in South Africa and I work as a location sound recordist, whilst playing about with animation on the side!
I've worked feature films as a boom operator and also worked as a sound mixer on one low budget feature. Mostly though, I do commercial shoots, documentary shoots and corporate shoots.
I'm keen on learning to do final mixing and foley recording and building up my sound library!
This site is great, I find it much more user friendly in comparison to many other forum sites and the knowledge I have gleaned in the last few days of browsing the site has been great!
I'm based in Las Vegas, Nevada USA doing sound for casino games as well as some commercial and indie film post. I started in Detroit, Michigan and moved west in 1996, started my own studio in 2003. Love this site! John.
I am from Thessaloniki Greece but currently living in Athens Greece.
I started my studies as a sound engineer stayed for 4-5 years around Greece and then i decided to make my dream come true and started Tsimpountiii Games. I do all the composing / sound / game design there for our games. And working on many many more projects including directing, sound programming, sound design, field recording, photography ... and the list goes on...
Hi Folks. I'm a sound engineer from the UK now living in Macau and working on The House of Dancing Water theatre show by Franco Dragone. I'm also a sound recording artist, and progressing in that field, making "cinema for the ear" multi channel recordings and installations. My piece 'Airtight Orange Plastic Coffin' will be presented in a completely dark cinema environment at the Walter Reade Theater / Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City next April as part of 'Unsound', a festival of experimental music and sound art.
If any of you New Yorkers are interested, let me know and I'll give you more details.
Hey, im living Perth Western Australia, mostly boom operator location sound recordist and mixer for tv. The job is somewhat quite varied which always keep you on your toes.. In the meantime volunteering for film makers for sound and ever expanding my own library. lol
I wish I was a sound designer, but at best I reckon I'm just an audio post guy. I also still freelance as a boom op and sound recordist. Currently shuttling between Melbourne, Australia and Singapore. Anyone else from these parts?
Hello SSD. Jon Tidey from Vancouver, BC.
Freelance Engineer, Editor, Producer, Blogger, Podcaster and now sample library creator. I work from my home studio primarily with music but I'm fascinated by sound design and I love the way it changes your perspective on the world around you. I'm in awe of what you guys can do, I know it's not easy.
I have learned a ton in my short time lurking on SSD and I'd like to thank you all for sharing your knowledge.
Im from Pune, India. Studied from SAE. I work in Mumbai/Bombay in a company called Words Infocom. since 1yr as a dubbing engineer and mixer, dubbing disney cartoons, other tv series in foreign and regional languages. I have also been a foley recordist on a regional language film. Im also a music recordist/editor and worked on a project involving recording a fusion band for 2 months. We have 5 studios with Protools 8 le and HD Setups with ICON in 1 of them and 8 engineers working in shifts.
In my previous job as a trainee in another city, i editted sound effects for a film and tv series.
Looking for a better paying job and opportunity to work on films and also plan to study sound design abroad but its very expensive
Hi, my name is Guillermo Ursini. I am recordist and editor for film tv and radio in Argentina. I am very interested in learn more about sound for film and work in florida USA. Please see my web page www.estudiou.com.ar
Hi all! I'm a sound editor and re-recording mixer in Sweden.
I spend my time pretty evenly divided between film and Tv, editing and mixing.
I also work with a great composer doing the score music mixes for the features he works with.
When i'm not sound geeking or recording weird sounds I love the odd moment of silence and of course I'm also a long time sail bum.
Hello! I´m a audio producer and sound designer, in Helsinki, Finland. Been in the audio biz for ten years and I´ve recently branched out to gaming audio. I´ve got a BA in digital audio and commercial music and currently work at Remedy Entertaiment as an Audio trainee.
update: Now working as an sound designer in the same company
Started cutting on film using a Moviola when as a sound editor you had to know how to do it all. Dialogue editing, sound FX, Foley, ADR, backgrounds etc.
It gave you the broad view and an understanding of how everything worked together. A great way to learn.
Worked non-union at first the way you did back then.
It was a huge deal to get in the Union. Very excited when I got in. The MPSE was actually kinda difficult to get in back then too. Now ... not so much.
Great question (and site) @Andrew! I live and work in Toronto, Canada as an sonic gun for hire. I get to wear a ton of hats from SFX supervisor to mixer to ADR director to sound designer. Every so often I get called upon to write some original music, but not so often that I bill myself as a composer. In addition the post audioness of my life I'm also writing and pitching some projects for TV with a partner. It occurs to me that I may have an issue with focus.
I'm a theatrical sound designer/engineer living/attending school in Philadelphia PA. I'm currently sound designing a production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying for school, and on the look out for more opportunities - Philadelphia sure isn't NYC in terms of theater jobs. Great thread!
I'm a student currently living in Dubai, UAE hoping to get into film and game sound, I'm going to be starting film school in Jan 2012 in Auckland, NZ. I guess I could say my mindset about working in sound is pretty immature like I think it would be cool and funny if someone shoved a hydrophone up their butt and farted, I even got Mr. Nick Maxwell The Ableton Tutor to create something with my brothers fart for fun haha (I know it sounds like it but I don't have a fascination with flatulence). I'm just trying to experiment and have fun with sound until I actually end up working on something of importance, I've just been doing this for a year now just reading and doing research and building my knowledge and experience.
Recently I've been helping a friend at his studio he's been nice enough to sort of mentor me and give me real experience on producing music, its really been great in helping me be more serious and in showing me how hard you need to work to get projects done and things.
I'm a sound editor/designer in Los Angeles, CA under the moniker/company Stavrosound. I supervise some shows, while serving as part of a crew on other shows. Additionally I own Simultaneous Contrast, a new sound effects library offered presently through Sounddogs.com, still growing at about 3,800 assets to-date. I love going out to record new material at every opportunity.
I am a dialogue editor by trade (and fiercely at heart), although I have been in high demand lately for BGz, EFX, and Design work. It sort of ebbs and flows like that.
I am currently a student in Audio Production with a concentration in audio for video at Hennepin Technical College. I'm just entering the post-production industry, taking as many projects as I can get my ears on!
I absolutely love this forum....as a resource, an outlet, or just good topical reading! Keep it up!