As studio owners, Jeff and I get tons of requests for advice regarding how audio professionals can either kick start or amp up their careers. In an industry that doesn’t necessary post jobs on a website, use recruiters, or have a standard interviewing process, how are talented creative people supposed to get their foot in the door? There are so many different ways to answer these questions, but at least one large chunk of this is personal marketing.
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Summer is here, and that means new interns have joined the team here at Boom Box Post! They've already started to learn from editors, record sound effects and have a lot more ahead of them. This week, we'll sit down with intern Katie Maynard to learn more about her and her interest in sound.
For this month's Inside Sound Design post I met with Brad Meyer again, to talk more about the exciting vehicle sound effects he creates.. Brad spends a lot of his time designing exciting, signature sound effects for his shows, especially vehicles, using both custom recordings and sound library material. This time we talked about a unique semi-truck vehicle, and it’s exciting transformation sequence.
Joe DiMarco is a Re-recording Mixer, and one of the newest members of the Boom Box Team. His sense of humor and passion for mixing and recording make him an wonderful addition to Boom Box Post.
In this month's Inside Sound Design, we have a brief chat with sound effects editor Kevin Hart. Kevin is a passionate member of the Boom Box Team who experiments with integrating other DAW's and softwares into his workflow. You can read about his method for creating dynamic fight backgrounds in Ableton Live here. In this post, Kevin shares his ideas and methods for creating the sound of high powered, electricity-based energy skates.
Some things never stop being funny, no matter how much time has passed. This is also true for sound effects. Some classic sound effects and jokes we use have been around for more than half a century! Kate gave an excellent run down of animation sound's origin in her THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION SOUND post, and many sounds devised by Carl Stalling, Treg Brown and Jimmy MacDonald(and the derivatives of their sounds) are still being used by sound editors today! This week, I asked a few of our editors to tell me about their favorite cartoon sound effects.
Last week we introduced the first of our fantastic new interns: Ian Howard. This week we check in with the other: Ruben Infante. Ruben attended Full Sail University, and recently worked as a Lead Stage Manager for NASA. We're thrilled to have him with us, and excited to hear about his unique perspective on sound and learning.
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.
This week we’re kicking off a brand new series of monthly blog posts called Focus on the Creative. These posts will be formatted like a short and casual interview focusing on the topic of creativity and design in our daily work. To kick off the series I sat down with award winning sound effects editor Jessey Drake to talk about her design for a gigantic other-worldly laser weapon.
One of the pillars of our creative learning environment here at Boom Box Post is our internship program. During the program our interns shadow editors, record foley props and participate in a series of lessons encompassing the different sound services Boom Box provides, such as dialogue editing, sound effects editing and mixing. For more information on our internship program click here. We collect applications year round and would love to hear from you.
As our current class of interns nears the end of their time here at Boom Box, we wanted to showcase their unique personalities and backgrounds. We hope you enjoy this brief look into our program and our fantastic interns: Madeline Kushner and James Singleton.
Kevin was a star player in our spring 2016 internship class. As a graduate of the Sound Design for Visual Media program at Vancouver Film School, his knowledge of sound design was immense and his reel was already amazing. Our program simply helped him to fine-tune his understanding of a professional post-production studio's workflow. He has now joined our team as a sound effects editor for the upcoming Amazon series, Danger and Eggs. Here, tells us a little more about himself.
We get questions all the time about breaking into the industry. Some of the best tips come from our editors themselves and their interesting stories. With a background in film, sound and music, sound editor Brad Meyer joined the team back in October of 2015. His work for Boom Box Post has since garnered nominations for both a MPSE Golden Reel and Daytime Emmy. Here's a chance to get to know Brad and how his particular background lead to our doorstep.