Re-Recording Mixer and Musician Kevin Valentine has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
His mixing credits include: Prison Break, Mercy Street, Killing Reagan, Better Call Saul, Bones, The Good Wife, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, Chasing Life, Whitney, Tyrant, Enlisted, Gossip Girl, My Boys, Charmed and Seventh Heaven to name a few.
As a drummer his credits include: Donnie Iris and The Cruisers, The Innocent (where Trent Reznor was a member before moving on to NIN), Godz, Rosie, Shadow King, Cinderella, The Lou Gramm Band (from Foreigner), Neverland, and Graham Bonnet. Kevin also played as a session musician on KISS’ Psycho Circus on all songs except for one which was played by Peter Criss.
Kevin has a unique counterpoint of having both a successful career as a musician and as a re-recording mixer. This week we delve into the art of crafting sound effects and mixing from a musical background.
Paul Longstaffe has won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Reel awards.
His technique and workflows have been honed throughout several years of telling stories through dialogue and production audio. Paul is a master of iZotope's RX and has a unique approach at cutting dialogue and making it flow smoothly with editorial and design.
His credits include: Recovery Road, Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise, The Bastard Executioner, NCIS, Away and Back, The Bridge, Good Kill, Finding Joy, Memphis Beat, Drop Dead Diva, The Forgotten, Raising the Bar, The Glass House, Facing a New Age, Without a Trace, Entourage, Carnivale, Helen of Troy, The Mind of the Married Man, The Sopranos, Felicity and That’s Life.
He has edited episodes of: Mad Men, The Black Donnellys, Dirt and Men in Trees.
Listen this week as we discuss Paul's career and his approach in crafting the sound of today's top television hits.
David Buckley most recently created the score for the summer action blockbuster “Jason Bourne,” directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon. David has also scored the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy “The Brothers Grimsby,” for director Louis Leterrier, and “The Nice Guys” for Shane Black & Joel Silver.
David's previous film credits include the Joel Schumacher-directed thrillers “Trespass” and “Blood Creek”, Ben Affleck’s crime drama “The Town”, action film “Parker” directed by Taylor Hackford, and Rob Minkoff’s fantasy adventure “The Forbidden Kingdom.” For the small screen, he has composed the music for the hit CBS drama series “The Good Wife”, “Mercy Street” for PBS and "BrainDead" for CBS.
Born in England, Buckley’s first involvement with film music was as a cathedral choirboy performing on Peter Gabriel’s score for Martin Scorsese’s THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST. He continued his musical education at Cambridge University where he subsequently taught. After graduating, he moved to London and began a successful career writing music for TV shows and commercials. In 2006, Buckley moved to Los Angeles, where he began collaborating with Harry Gregson-Williams, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and John Ottman on film scores, including “Shrek the Third,” “Flushed Away,” “The Number 23” and “Gone Baby Gone,” as well as the television specials like “Shrek the Halls.”
He has also written music for such films as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Big Eyes,” “Winter’s Tale,” and “American Hustle” and his music was featured in David O’Russell’s “Joy”. His credits also include writing the music for a number of game platforms including “Batman Arkham Knight” (WB/Rocksteady).
Buckley was recently honored as a "BRIT TO WATCH" by BAFTA and has been the recipient of numerous BMI AWARDS.
This week we talk with Jon Shiring - Software Engineer and Lead Engineer at Respawn Entertainment.
Jon's credits include shipping the highly anticipated Titanfall 2 (out October 28, 2016), Titanfall, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty 2 and Savage.
He has over 15 years experience in the game industry working on multiplayer titles. As a software engineer Jon has added splitscreen, sprinting, playlists, co-op (via non-blocking lockstep), and matchmaking to Call of Duty, and helped build the cloud server system and handled a significant chunk of the network code for Titanfall.
Check out Jon on Twitter! - @jonshiring