Challenges in Foley for Stage versus Studio

I wanted to share this article, written by my good friend Ele Matelan for International Podcast Month. Ele is one of the busiest and best live sound effects performers in Chicago, and here writes about how Foley for stage differs from Foley for film, and gives advice for people aspiring to make sounds live on stage.

https://www.internationalpodcastmonth.com/blog/challenges-in-foley-for-stage-versus-studio

 

Undue Burdens permiere

I recently finished post-production sound on an impressive and important short film, Andrea Raby’s documentary short “Undue Burdens.” The film chronicles two organizations, the pre-Roe V. Wade-era group called Jane, and the current Midwest Access Coalition, both of which help women gain access to abortion services.

“Undue Burdens” had its world premiere tonight at the Logan Theatre in Chicago. Congratulations to Andrea and the rest of the crew!

Wrath and Glory RPG soundtrack

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, the galaxy needs heroes more than ever before. Shattered by the Great Rift, the galaxy’s many worlds stand on the brink of oblivion and madness. But there are those who fight for a shred of hope, a glimmering promise that their people may yet endure.

This is a tale of wrath and glory.

Ulisses North America is proud to present the Wrath & Glory Soundtrack, a collection of instrumental music composed especially for the Wrath & Glory RPG.

Recently, Ulisses North America asked me to compose a soundtrack album for their Warhammer 40k RPG, “Wrath and Glory.” It’s 45 minutes of dark orchestral and ambient music reflecting the settings and themes of the Dark Imperium.

I’m pretty proud of how it turned out.

MOOSE in Santa Barbara Film Fest!

MOOSE, a short film I did some work on, has been selected to participate in the 34th edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Jan 30 – Feb 9, 2019. Congratulations to writer/director Jonah Ansell, producer Erin Breen, and the rest of the cast and crew!

MOOSE is the story of a teenage moose who witnesses his father getting killed by hunters and then treks to the cabin where the hunters are staying to steal their rifles and bullets to save the rest of his tribe. The producers will take the film to 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade classrooms around the country to facilitate critical dialogues about compassion.

Klingon Christmas Carol production roundup

A few years back I composed the official soundtrack for Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Sasha Warren’s “A Klingon Christmas Carol.” The show is being performed in 2 cities this year:

Mounds Theatre, St. Paul, MN – Dec. 7-29

EDGE Theatre, Chicago, IL – Nov. 29- Dec. 16

The soundtrack album, “Feast of the Long Night,” is available from CD Baby, Bandcamp, and iTunes.

The Startled Faction at Metro Pictures in NYC

I recently mixed Catherine Sullivan‘s film “The Startled Faction (a sensitivity training)” which is being shown at Metro Pictures, 519 West 24th Street, New York, NY from September 6 – October 20, 2018.

Artnet included it on their list of “45 Can’t-Miss Gallery Shows in New York This September.”

 

 

 

 

MOOSE wins at AT&T awards

MOOSE, a short film I did some work on last year, won in the Best Film and Best Emerging Filmmaker categories at the AT&T Awards at Warner Brothers!  Congratulations to writer/director Jonah Ansell, producer Erin Breen, and the rest of the cast and crew!

MOOSE is the story of a teenage moose who witnesses his father getting killed by hunters and then treks to the cabin where the hunters are staying to steal their rifles and bullets to save the rest of his tribe. The producers will take the film to 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade classrooms around the country to facilitate critical dialogues about compassion.

Kiwi First Steps

My most recent sound design project is for Kiwi’s “First Steps” campaign. We found and photographed the shoes of famous icons, and explored the lives of these icons through their footwear. I created sound design for the audio-guide aspect of the campaign.

You can see and hear the campaign here.

Market Value at Julien Dubuque Film Fest!

“Market Value,” one of the films I worked on the past couple of years, is an official selection of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, which runs from April 26 – 29, 2018.