Thursday, September 17, 2015

Good News Everyone!

Lately I've been working on the sound design for I Was There. This is my second film collaborating with director Kris Roselli. After cutting sound effects on last year's Common Grounds, I'm supervising the sound editorial on this short film. Look for more updates here in the future, but for now check out IWT's teaser:

A Place In Hell is set to premiere on October 25th. IndustryWorks Pictures is handling worldwide distribution. I'm stoked for horror film fans to view it. You can read more about APIH's release over at Fangoria.

That's it for now. But if you want some other awesome stuff to read, dive into Asbjoern Andersen's interview with David Farmer. He's an amazing sound designer and the interview is full of great insights on creature sound design.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Utah screening in 16mm

Utah, a film I worked on while at Danetracks, will be screening at The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) on March 30th.

Part of the 'Transforming Spaces' series, a program featuring experimental works, Utah will be shown in 16mm along with other short films from Los Angeles based directors.

If you happen to be in L.A. on March 30th, be sure to check out the event!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Place In Hell SFX

2014 is winding down and the past few months I've had the pleasure of working on the post sound for the independent feature A Place In Hell. Written and directed by David Boorboor, the film was shot in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with the post sound completed in Oregon.

This was my second project working with supervising sound editor/sound designer Michael Gandsey. Films with horror elements are a bit of a playground for the effects editor! Both David and Michael gave me a lot of creative opportunities to add elements of tension and foreboding with sound effects and foley.

BACK ROW: Composer ‪Mark Orton‬, Post Producer ‪Tierney Boorboor‬, Sound Designer‪ Michael Gandsey‬
FRONT ROW: Colorist John Davidson, Online Editor Dan Quintero, Sound Effects Editor Matt Dichirico, Dialogue Editor Brett Rothfeld, Director ‪David Boorboor‬

It was a great experience to collaborate with the entire post production team on this project! Check out the trailer below:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Recording Bridges

Portland, Oregon is a city filled with bridges. This summer I've been taking the opportunity when it presents itself to record the sounds of the many bridges within the city. Why? Who knows... Maybe an all-bridge recordings sound effects library is just what everyone needs? (If anyone would actually be interested in such a thing, let me know!)

Mostly though I've been doing it because I find it fun. Lots of neat recordings have come from it! Cars going across the steel grating of the Hawthorne bridge, the sound of the Max (public transit) rail car going by on the Steel bridge and shaking everything... It's surprising just how close up you can get to a bridge when it's being raised/lowered, and from lots of angles too!

I recently got away from the many bridges over the Willamette River and ventured across the Interstate (I-5) bridge over the Columbia River that separates Oregon and Washington.

On the Washington side I was able to get up close directly underneath the bridge. The rush of many cars going overhead makes for some unique sounds. Give it a listen: