It was an honor to work with director Torsten Hoffman on this hour long documentary exploring the nature and history of money, and how Bitcoin fits into the world of modern finance. As an enthusiast, I am always seeking out Bitcoin-related projects that need audio work, and this film has been on my radar since their Kickstarter was funded last year. If you've never given any thought to where our money comes from, what it's real value is, or who decides what it's worth, this is a good premier for you. If you've heard about Bitcoin but don't "get the point of it," this documentary will illustrate how much something like Bitcoin is needed today! Featuring interviews with a ton of the greatest minds in the space, this film has been highly anticipated in the community.
Heroes Charge: Augmented reality spots with sound design
Wed, 01 Jul 2015
I designed the sound and mix for this trio of funny, fantastic spots for Caruso Company and their client, uCool. They have a very amusing concept of "The man on the street" combined with over-the-top special effects that mimic the excitement of the game. These are actual real people in the ads, walking by the mystery control-box that triggers epic magical attacks on the streets of San Francisco and Oakland! I still don't know how they got such great reactions from these people... maybe the lightning and ice-meteors aren't CG effects after all! Watch the "Lightning Master" spot below, and check out the other two equally cool spots: "Ice Mage," and "Admiral."
Workday: What's left to cut? TV
Sun, 14 Jun 2015
This hilarious piece was put together by Agency 215 McCann in San Francisco. It's heavy on special-effects and visual-effects, well timed and very well planned out. We recorded multiple versions of voice over until we had the perfect sequence. A broad base of sound design was provided, but we still added more during the mix. And yes, that is a Wilhelm scream! There is a lot going on in each scene and the effort was to keep the voiceover afloat during the comedy chaos in the video. We also cut down the spot into :30 and :15 versions.
MINI: The Beigeman
Tue, 12 May 2015
As a MINI driver myself (2011 Countryman), it was fun to work with their agency Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners on this fully computer animated promotional spot. Sound design was key without any location recording, and we had a library of the actual MINI engines, sorted by model, to work with. We added extra sound design to finish off the story and, of course, to complete the joke about the "boring" Beigeman.
11 Life Lessons from an Awesome Old Dyke: a charming, short documentary
Fri, 24 Apr 2015
I met writer/director Allison Khoury at One Union Recording Studios producing ads, and I was proud to join her team on her first film project. The story of her dear departed friend is charming and funny and illustrates the struggle of minority gender rights over the past three or four decades. The film is composed of old interview footage, relevant stock footage and voice over. I recorded Allison reading her script and together we sweetened the archival footage and added some cute sound effects. Look for this film at Frameline 39 - San Francisco's international LGBT film festival. Enjoy the trailer below, and follow the movie at their official website: http://www.awesomeolddyke.com/
Bitcoin for the Intelligent Layperson
Thu, 23 Apr 2015
After a few years of enthusiasm, obsession and participation in the Bitcoin network and community, I finally had the opportunity to work on an animated introduction video about the topic! I produced the sound design for the video and also composed and performed some heart-warming acoustic guitar music to play in to and out of the piece. It's an important history lesson about how the digital currency was born. I would normally accept Bitcoin as compensation for this kind of work but in this case, ironically, it is not how we settled.
Game of Thrones! ADR session with Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
It was an honor to record replacement dialog for one of my favorite shows this week! We worked on 4 episodes from the end of the season and so on a few story lines, I've been spoiled, but it was worth it. Michiel was in San Francisco to attend the Season 5 premiere event.
EA Battlefield Hardline: Bank Heist 360º Video Experience!
Mon, 16 Mar 2015
You've got to see this! San Francisco agency FCB is making advertising history with this innovate video experience to promote EA's new release Battlefield: Hardline. This short film is about a bank heist, shot in a first-person perspective, from the point of view of the bag of money! What makes it truly amazing, however, is the ability of the user to pan around the environment in 360º as the video plays. We put in more than a few late nights on this one, conforming music splits and sound design to get the most impact from the edit. Some additional sound design was added, but this was mainly an edit and mix job. Click here to experience the amazing 360º video! Or watch the "linear" version below:
Original Music Projects:
The New Time
Downtempo House / Balearic / Chillout / Trip-Hop / Electronic
I make fun, noisy toys! They are analog electronic synthesizers built from those parts they sell in the very back of Radio Shack.
I'm inspired by the DIY electronics community and I love making insane little gadgets.