Christopher French is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from San Jose, California. As a teenage guitarist, he started writing songs with a 4-track tape recorder in his bedroom. He spent his formative years touring with punk and alternative rock bands, developing his stage presence and voice, both as a singer and as a songwriter.
He currently composes the score for the half hour comedy Young and Hungry, on Freeform, he composed the music for short films Limina and Condolences, composed the song Welcome to The Night, which is featured in the film Authors Anonymous, the theme for Life Flight on Lifetime, the music on commercials for Summer’s Eve, Advance Auto Parts and several Fruit of the Loom spots,
Chris is also a music Producer for British indie folk singer Josh Beech, Actress/Singer Ashley Tisdale, Bluebird aka Brianna Cuoco, the bands Whisper City, a duo with Kyle Moorman, Annie Automatic and Palmerston.
Chris plays guitar, keyboards, sings with an impressive range, writes, produces and mixes music.
Chris’ credits include UnREAL, Speechless, Recovery Road, Modern Family, Legends, Heroes Reborn, The Bastard Executioner, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, Girl Meets World, Whitney and has most recently supervised and edited sound for Hulu's East Los High. Chris has also cut effects for the feature film There are Monsters mixed at the new Smart Post West in Santa Monica, CA.
This is full resume for a guy that has been doing this for four years. Chris attended The Art Institute of California in Santa Monica after working at the railroad for many years prior. He has risen to excellence after interning, followed by some time in the M&E/ deliverables department at Smart Post Sound.
Joe Melody was his teacher at The Art Institute and had Chris as a pupil, saw potential and eventually helped him get his foot in the door at the company he presides over.
Chris’ passion, dedication to the job, and ability to learn quickly have all made him a phenomenal editor at an early stage in his career. His willingness to be mentored by more experienced editors, supervisors, and mixers has fast-tracked his rise as an editor.
Chris is very musical, plays guitar by ear, and this musical gift is utilized as an editor and supervisor.
Erich Gann has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy, 3 Golden Reel Award. Having won an MPSE Golden Reel award for Kurt Sutter's “Sons of Anarchy” which aired on FX Networks.
Erich has supervised the sound for the television shows “The Bastard Executioner”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Agent X”, “UnReal”, “Angie Tribeca” and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and has also provided the editorial for “Fresh Off The Boat”, “Heroes Reborn” and “Switched at Birth” among many more.
Erich is a multi-instrumentalist who has a great ear for all things audio. He performs regularly throughout the Los Angeles area with his band and is a true purist in sound authenticity.
Join us this week on Smartcast as we explore Erich's journey, his career in sound, and crafting the soundtracks for today's modern stories.
Aaron Levy and Ethan Beigel became partners at Todd-AO and have continued their partnership at Smart Post Sound. They work out of one of our 4-wall facilities, Bang Zoom in Burbank.
They are very busy and last season mixed the equivalent of 9 days over the course of 7. Years ago they started out as sound recordists providing stage support for various stages, with Aaron starting out at Todd-AO and Ethan at Novastar after transplanting from New York.
Now they are one of the busiest mixing crews in Los Angeles. They both can edit and supervise projects and have a passion for whatever projects they’re on. Aaron and Ethan feel equally comfortable mixing hit network television shows or feature films and documentaries.
Aaron Levy's credits include:
“The Flash”, “NCIS”, “NCIS: New Orleans”, “Supergirl”, “Turn”, “The Tomorrow People”, “Nikita”, “Workaholics”, “Drop Dead Diva” and a string of feature films including “Indiscretion”,
“The Young Messiah”, “Good Kill”, “Congratulations” and many more.
Ethan Beigel's credits include:
“The Flash”, “NCIS”, “NCIS: New Orleans”, “Supergirl”, “Turn”, “The Tomorrow People”, “Nikita”, feature films including “The Young Messiah”, “Forever”, “Good Kill”, “Femrat”, “Red Line”, “Trade of Innocents” and “The Stoning of Soraya M.” and you both have mixed several documentaries.