I had the privilege of doing post-production sound on “Undue Burdens” last year. 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.
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.
This weekend I will be at the Hear Now Festival in Kansas City, MO with my friends in Chicago’s Wildclaw Theatre company. I’ll be backing up Foley designer Ele Matelan at the foley table as we present the award-winning short audio drama “Skinny” at the festival’s AUDIO Tonight event on Saturday.
Also at the festival, Wildclaw will be presenting my brother Tim’s short audio drama “Imaginary Fiend,” as recorded at Deathscribe 2015.
I recently completed the sound design for this short video for Americans for Responsible Solutions, a nonprofit founded by former House representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, in the wake of 2012’s Sandy Hook shooting. The spot was conceived and realized by my fantastic co-workers at Ogilvy & Mather Chicago.
This month I’m working on post-production sound for Wendell Etherly’s feature-length drama Market Value. I’m working with a fantastic crew on this picture. For Foley I’m joined by Steve Baldwin and Ele Matelan, who have performed Foley for the last several films I’ve worked on. Additionally, the immensely talented Shannon Nicole Hill has come on board to direct Time Loop Chicago*, my loop group ensemble. I had a great opportunity to make recordings of two of the main picture cars in the film, courtesy of lead actor/executive producer Chandra Michaels. We’re about half-way done with post sound and hope to mix in about three weeks.
*Time Loop Chicago is (this time):
Awhile ago I did postproduction sound for a short film called Fate Accompli, directed by Eric Neal and featuring the fantastic Walt Sloan and Erin Breen. It went through the festival circuit (Best Thriller Short, Illinois International Film Festival 2014) and is now viewable on Youtube. You can also see it on my Videos page. Please watch, enjoy and leave a comment!