Do you ever wonder what it would be like to sit in the same room as the sound supervisors, sound designers, editors, re-recording mixers, and artists for your favorite tv shows and movies?
President of Smart Post Sound and 8 time Emmy Winner, Joe Melody, sits with his fellow award-winning team as they hold a "round table" discussion following their careers, behind-the-scenes experiences, and artistic contributions through the post production business.
In Episode 1 of Smart Post Sound's - Smartcast Podcast Joe's Office Edition series, the "round table" discussion opens up to Joe's question: "What advice would you give to a new re-recording mixer entering the world of post?"...
Join as each guest recounts their professional journey in the industry as they share their personal experience on how they navigate their sound and post production careers over the course of their years. Each guest shares their experiences with the historical evolution of the tools and processes they've lived and learned through and the variety of many projects including stories of working with some of Hollywood's most exquisite talent including: Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Gregory Peck, Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Tom Selleck, Christina Applegate, Johnny Depp, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle, Michael Bay, Seth MacFarlane and many more.
The "Round Table" guests on this episode include:
Joe Melody - 8 time Emmy Winning Sound Design Supervisor, Smart Post Sound President & Smartcast Podcast Mediator
Credits include: The Magical World of Disney, Lonesome Dove, Encino Man, Love Potion No. 9, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman, Murder She Wrote, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, The Echo of Thunder, Dinotopia, Saved, Heroes, Ugly Betty, Falling Skies, Lost in America...
Matthew Kallen - Smart Post Sound Senior Vice President of Engineering, Music Dept Mixer, ADR Mixer & Smartcast Podcast Producer
Credits include: Stargirl, Mayans MC, New Amsterdam, Doom Patrol, NCIS, Get Shorty, Legion, Supergirl, Legends, Speechless, Fresh Off the Boat, Better Call Saul, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Bluebloods, Bull, Isle of Dogs, The Purge, Falling Skies, Once Upon A Time in Venice, When Calls the Heart, The Last Ship, Wrecked, Girl Meets World, Workaholics...
Twitter:@sound_Designer / Instagram:@matthew_kallen
Amièe Conn - Actress, Singer, Writer, Producer, Podcaster,
Smartcast Podcast Producer
Credits include: Academy Award-winning film LA LA LAND, FX Network's American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 , Recovery, Once Upon A Time: The Rock Opera film & Live Tour, LUCK, Suicide Blonde, Lila-Long Distance series, Bottleshock, The Conquest of America...
Podcast Producer/Content Creator for: The Ladies Who Rant! Podcast , Mimi & Mal - the Podcast Series , Once Upon A Wine Podcast
Jeffrey J. Haboush - 4 time Oscar Nominated & 2 time Emmy Winning Re-recording Mixer
Credits include: DC's Legends of Tomorrow, The Orville, Black Lightening, Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transformers: The Last Knight, Salt, My Spy, Legend, Thelma & Louise, Ouija, 13 Hours, 2012, Hotel Transylvania, 21 Jump Street, Act of Valor, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Made of Honor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, The Holiday, The Legend of Zorro, The Longest Yard, Hitch, National Treasure, The Bourne Supremacy, Spider-Man 2, 50 First Dates, Something's Gotta Give, S.W.A.T., Anger Management, Riding in Cars with Boys, A Knight's Tale, Gone in 60 Seconds, Girl, Interrupted, Blast from the Past, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Tommy Boy, Street Fighter, Lassie, Wayne's World 2, Coneheads, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Look Who's Talking, Look Who's Talking Too, Tremors, Hollywood Shuffle, Muppet Babies, The Chipmunk Adventure, Hairspray, G.I. Joe: The Movie, My Little Pony: The Movie, L.A. Streetfighters, The Littles...
Steve Bucino - Emmy Winning Re-recording Mixer and Sound Supervisor
Credits include: Get Shorty, Bluff City Law, Life In Pieces, Single Parents, Speechless, Tending the Wild (Emmy Winner), Artbound, Black Lightning, Ghosted, The Last Man on Earth, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Modern Family, Dora the Explorer, Family Guy, American Dad...
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Loren Silber is an audio post production mixer and co-owner of Lime Studios in Santa Monica, CA. Loren's experience began at the University of Miami where he started in the music engineering program. His ambitions then moved towards becoming a record producer and working on albums in Los Angeles where things fell short.
After applying for several jobs around the country, Loren landed his first post production job in Chicago. With $300 in his pocket he moved to Chicago and took the job. Loren lived and worked in Chicago for 8 years before moving to Los Angeles.
Loren saw moving to POP Sound in Santa Monica for his own room as a mixer as a great opportunity and ceased it. Loren began building his clientele and experience in commercial mixing.
Through his experience, work ethic, and technical know-how, Loren is a "turn-key" solutions mixer that handles all elements of sound for his projects. Through Lime Studios, Loren is able to unify a voice in collaboration and creativity for every project he's a part of.
This week Larry discusses much of Loren's experience in high end commercial and post production mixing for some of the most watched advertising material on the planet.
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.
Supervising Sound Editor Greg Schorer's credits include NCIS: NOLA, NCIS, JAG, 8MM2, Traffic, Rough Riders, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Adrenalin, Fear The Rush, Cyber Bandits, Blood of the Innocent, Embrace of the Vampire, The Zone, Call Blooded, Shadow Warriors, Pointman, Texas, Judicial Consent, Rise and Walk, The Dennis Boyd Story, Quantum Leap, Gypsy, Stalin and White Winter Heat.
Greg discusses what it's like supervising some of the most long-running episodic titles in the industry. He describes his creative process and the development of the soundscapes he creates.
Join us this week as Greg describes working with clients, dealing with editorial, budgets, storytelling, and dictating the direction of sound as it pertains to the picture.
Bob Bronow has won and been nominated for a staggering amount of Primetime Emmy, C.A.S. and M.P.S.E. awards. His wins include 2 Primetime Emmy, 4 C.A.S. and 2 M.P.S.E awards.
Bob's credits include - The Family, The Undeniable Joe Buck, Deadliest Catch, Alaska Off Road Warriors, Storage Wars, Ax Men, American Hoggers, 1000 Ways to Die, Around the World in 80 Ways, The Colony, America’s Toughest Jobs, The Wrecking Crew, American Masters, Monster Garage, Monster House, Punkin Chunkin, The Great Biker Buildoff and many more.
Bob is an innovator and known by many to be a tech-savvy artist in the world of sound. His workflows in dealing with problematic sound elements on a daily basis is something of wonder. A true craftsman of sound that is as artistic in his approach as he is technical. Bob describes his approach at dealing with mixing, editing, and at times combating some of sound's most difficult elements.
Listen this week as we talk about how Bob uses tools like iZotope's RX, Waves, Avid ProTools and much more to assist him in storytelling.
This week's episode features Sound Effects Editor Dave Barnaby. Dave describes what it's like being an artist in sound. Through sound libraries, raw recording, and unique sound palettes. Dave discusses what it's like editing for episodic television, feature film, documentary, gaming, and more.
Dave's signature sound is built off experience. In knowing what to choose, how to build, layer and organize each element, helps Dave produce sounds that have become key elements in such titles as Captain America, Cinderella Man, Angels & Demons, Guilt, Living in the Age of Airplanes, NCIS: New Orleans, Blue Mountain State, and many more.
Finding the right sound effect and knowing when to "choose" the right element is key to Dave's workflow. This week listen as we explore how to reverse-engineer sound through editorial and design.
Dave has worked at 740 Sound Design in Marina Del Rey - Danetracks commercial devision, Todd-AO and now Smart Post Sound.
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In total, Dean Okrand has won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards, 4 CAS Awards and two Daytime Emmy Awards - Brian Harman has won 3 Emmy Awards and 4 CAS Awards.
Selected mixing team credits have included Pitch, Speechless, Grandfathered, Modern Family, Recovery Road, Angie Tribecca, Fresh Off The Boat, Galavant, Sons of Anarchy, Switched At Birth, The Neighbors, We Are Men, Ben and Kate, Terra Nova and Make It or Break It.
Listen in this week as we explore what it's like being among the most well-respected and sought after mixing teams in episodic television.
Joe Cappelletti's credits include television series Halt and Catch Fire, Ballers, House of Lies, Gotham, Lady Dynamite, Recovery Road, Legends, Being Mary Jane, Switched at Birth, Better Call Saul, Twisted, The Good Wife, CSI: NY, Californication, Entourage, Make it or Break it, and films Suicide Squad, Independence Day: Resurgence, Pele: Birth of a Legend, Southpaw, Lila & Eve, Deliver Us From Evil, Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines and many, many more.
As a Voice Actor Joe has also voiced many video games including: Grand Theft Auto V, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, Resident Evil 6, Syndicate, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Mafia II and Medal of Honor.
Joe's extensive list of credits can be found at http://www.thefinalword.org/
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.
Rick Steele has won 9 Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Reels and has an amazing 45 nominations. He is a very talented and diverse creative artist responsible for creating the sound design for many unique and challenging shows such as "Heroes Reborn", "The Bastard Executioner", "12 Monkeys", "Dig", "Falling Skies", "Cosmos", "Terra Nova" and many more.
Rick also has designed software to help the post industry with the creation of a program that generates cue sheets from ProTools for ADR and Foley recording, a sound effects database management and editorial system and more recently forming Smart Post Video - working with industry professionals to create visual effects.
Rick's passion and drive make him a sought after sound designer and inventor.
Peter Kelsey is a Re-Recording Mixer specializing in dialog and music with a background as a recording engineer at Trident Studios for over 30years in London, England and then becoming a scoring mixer in Los Angeles, CA. Peter has won 4 Emmy awards, and has been nominated 7 times for both Emmy and CAS awards.
His Television credits include Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Stitchers, Kevin from Work, The Middle, The Crazy Ones, Harry’s Law, My Name is Earl, Boston Legal, Arrested Development and Ally McBeal to name a few.
His musical career includes working on the final mixes of Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road and many albums with Jean-Luc Ponty, as well as producing two albums for Bill Ward, the drummer from Black Sabbath.
Peter is also an energy healer and is working towards public speaking professionally.
Every week Smart Post Sound's Smartcast series provides listeners with a unique view into the audio post production and entertainment industry. Featuring interviews and discussions with some of the most prominent and well respected artists in the fields of re-recording, sound editorial, mixing, sound design, foley and ADR (automated dialogue replacement).
On this week's episode we interview writer, producer, Tibetan meditation artist and re-recording mixer - Michael Perricone. Michael is interviewed by re-recording mixer and partner at Smart Post Sound - Larry Benjamin. The interview discusses Michael's approach to sound art and how he approaches mixing from a musical standpoint.
Michael is not only a well-established and prominent writer, but also a producer and educator of filmmaking. Michael shares his love of Tibetan singing bowl meditation and how this impacts his mixing. Having mixed countless features and the well-established and long-running Cops series for Fox, Michael is an artist that is prolific in his craft.
Make sure to join us every week for discussions and interviews with some of the top names in post production sound.