There’s a saying “audiences will tolerate occasional out-of-focus shots, but they will not tolerate bad sound.”
The Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance will welcome guests for “Sound Speed! How audio is the forgotten half of film.”
Date: June 26th, networking begins 6:30 PM, district meeting and panel starting at 7 PM
Location: Metro Productions, 8570 Magellan Parkway #400, Richmond, VA 23227
Sound quality was the number one tip from the panel at our recent program on “How to 48” so here’s your chance to tips from professional sound experts, including:
Douglas E. Bischoff, Cinematographer/Colorist/Composer, holds a degree in Electronic Music from Penn State University and has made a name for himself composing music for short films, trailers, and video games. His style is a blend of orchestral and electronic, with a smattering of exotic instrumentation, percussion, and Pop. Doug’s a renaissance man, serving as a director of photography and colorist, and has worked on projects ranging from humorous shorts to action features, science fiction and fantasy to dark urban drama.
Curtis Brown is a musician, composer, sound designer, film mixer, and field sound recorder. With over 17 years of experience, he is currently the senior sound designer at Metro Productions. Working on independent films, industrial films, commercial spots, radio spots, animations, and podcasts. He has composed scores for CMYK, a short film that premiered at the Cannes film festival, won best score for the short film No One. Over the past three years, he has helped concept the Richmond International Film festival promos and created the original music and sound design as well as working as the primary video editor. He has written scores, created the original sound design and mixed multiple other short films. His love of sound has led to a creation of several sample-based instruments for the Kontakt platform and is working on the fourth installment of his own sound effects. As a member of the creative staff at Metro Productions, he has mixed multiple 5.1 productions and interactive installations. He is a graduate of the VCU sculpture department working in mixed media and kinetic art. He loves to cook and his favorite color is green.
Paul Bruski Chief Engineer/Sound Designer/Drummer, began his 30-year career in audio after graduating from Northeast Tech. While at the historic Alpha Audio, Paul worked on sessions with the likes of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, The Temptations and countless other performers. Fast forward over thousands of radio and television spots later, Paul resides at IYE working on everything from animations to documentaries, feature films to national TV series. Paul opened up the first Pro Tools studio for IYE and since then has worked on over a hundred different movies and television shows and has had the opportunity to work with such artists as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ridley Scott, Evan Rachel Wood, Sissy Spacek, Julia Ormand, Brittany Murphy, Jamie Bell, James Spader, Claire Danes, D’angelo and 50 cent.
Allen Cavedo, Production Sound Mixer, provides location sound for ads, web promos, shorts, indies, features, spots, PSA’s, documentaries, and corporate messaging. A recent local ad featuring his sound has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Allen is passionate about production sound and has given workshops to educate in this field for VCUarts Cinema, VCUarts Department of Photography and Film, and In Your Ear Studios AMPT program. Last year he captured sound on a series of super-fan documentaries for NFL Media titled “Heart of the Game.”