Hello there! Yes, this thing is still on. To play a little bit of catch-up, here's the list:

  • designing at UCLA
  • moving!
  • looking for work
  • did I mention moving?

Okay... So, I'm doing some sound design work at UCLA, working with their MFA actors and directors. They have a class on devised theater, and the culmination of the class is essentially two original one act plays. The shows will open later this month, but as of now, here's what I've been doing:

Speaker Plot Section

I love designing shows at UCLA! They have great inventory (tons of Meyer speakers) and are super supportive of sound designers doing creative things.

Secondly, Hear Spot Bark will be relocating as of June 1st, to Indianapolis, IN.

Anything else?

What? Oh, yeah. I'm moving. Los Angeles has been pretty good to me for the most part, but it's kinda been tough the last couple of years.I've gotten to work on some really great projects, and with some really great people, but for the sake of my family, we're picking up and starting fresh in Indianapolis. So, if any of you loyal readers have connections that might help me, hit that contact link in the menu bar and let me know!

In other news, The Nightmare and Excess Flesh have been doing great in their festivals and screenings! I'll try to let you know if I see of any screenings in the future.

I'll try to check in on the site when the move is completed, and fill you in on all the great things happening!

Post Post Mortem

Heya folks! I'm out the other side for a brief moment, so I thought I'd toss a few words up on this screen, and catch up with the past few weeks.

As you may have noticed from my last post, The Nightmare was accepted to the Sundance Film Festival, and will be screening in a matter of weeks! We finished up audio post-production for the Sundance print just this past Sunday (January 11th). I've still yet to edit the dialog for the M&E mix (Music and Effects, a no-English mix for international distribution), which should be completed this week.

Next, a bit of a blast from the past: The last indie feature that I completed work on, Excess Flesh, has been through a re-edit, and as a consequence has been accepted to the SXSW Film Festival! What this means for me is I'll be getting an updated version of the film from the editor, and the previous mixed version of the soundtrack will need to be edited to match the newest version, and re-mixed with new and old material to patch it all back together.

I've also been in talks about two more potential projects in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned!

Catch up

Oof. So... October happened.

Quick recap:

  • The play for which I did sound design and original music has opened at the VS. Theater in Los Angeles. It's called Completeness, by Itamar Moses, and it's a Los Angeles premiere! Go check it out, it runs until Dec 7th.
Believe it or not, there are 6 speakers hiding in this set!

Believe it or not, there are 6 speakers hiding in this set!

  • I'm just over halfway through my first quarter of teaching an Audio Production class at Cal State University, Los Angeles. It's going pretty good so far, at least based on the test and homework scores I'm seeing.
  • I'm getting back into some more freelance editing for ASAP (Amalgamated Sound And Picture), cutting FX and dialog for animated shows, in particular an educational web series called "ABC Mouse."
  • This month, I'll begin working on a documentary feature called The Nightmare, directed by Rodney Ascher (directed Room 237). I'll be co-supervising the sound post production with Jonathan Snipes, who you may remember helped me complete the post on Excess Flesh, my last indie feature.
  • Also, looking for projects that are getting started in late December/early January. Let's talk!

More to come soon. Stay tuned...