A COLLABORATIVE POST WITH INTRODUCTION BY JACOB COOK
ASSISTANT EDITOR, BOOM BOX POST
Here at Boom Box Post, we take pride in educating our interns and preparing them for the world of audio post-production. We are lucky to have a plethora of excellent candidates each and every time we interview. This week marks the beginning of a brand new class of interns: Ian Howard and Ruben Infante. In today's post I chatted with Ian about his background, expectations and desires for his internship education.
WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN SOUND, PRIOR TO JOINING BBP AS AN INTERN?
It probably started with live production stuff, working with some small bands and going into corporate audio. I went to Colombia and studied audio for film and video and just kinda latched onto that. We did various projects doing different commercial edits and clips of movies and tv shows and branched out to working with graduate level directors and things like that.
What are you most excited to learn about as a post production sound intern?
Specifically at Boom Box I would like to learn more about animation post-production. I want to learn more about how a studio runs and more about dialogue editing for sure. I really like the idea of cleaning up and organizing and making everything sound cleaner than it used to be.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WHACKY, HILARIOUS OR EXCITING SOUND, HEARD HERE AT BOOM BOX OR ELSEWHERE, AND WHY?
I think the craziest sound I heard was a rusty lift gate on a truck, and hearing it squeak when it was going up and down. The truck was small but this sound seemed bigger than the truck was so it was disorienting, I think I was the only who thought it was as cool as it actually was!
What is your absolute favorite animated television program or film?
It would have to be Toy Story. It always has been and always will be. I think because the animation was so great for its time, and being around the same age as andy made it really fun. I had a Woody toy that I had written “Ian” on the bottom of the shoe!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ARCTIC ANIMAL?
The Narwhal. It’s the unicorn of the sea!