After graduating from the ‘Audio Engineering and Production’ program at The Institute of Audio Research in New York, my first job in the media industry was with Gramercy Post in Manhattan. In collaboration with mixers Joe Mendelson and Joel Raabe, I contributed sound design, dialogue editing and mixing work to projects for Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E, and Food Network, among others. While there, I also worked for the studio’s partner company – Speak Voice Casting – as director and recording engineer on casting sessions for radio spots by McDonalds, ESPN, T-Mobile, Subway, and RadioShack.
In 2008, I founded Paradox Multimedia LLC (‘Solving your tough creative problems’) – a banner under which to conduct freelance business and to expand the spectrum of my services (production-sound recording, live event-sound, music mixing and mastering). During this time, I began to build a network of collaborators – directors, editors and producers, in addition to mixers & audio post facilities.
From 2010-2011, I lived in Los Angeles. While there, I worked as a staff engineer for Soundworks Studios in Burbank. I recorded dialogue on shows for Nickelodeon (‘Bubble Guppies’, ‘Olivia’), Disney Channel (‘Handy Manny’), and Warner Bros (‘Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz’). Working with producer/studio-owner Jeff Sheridan, I contributed original sound-design for a variety of Walt-Disney products. I also served as supervising sound editor and mixer on many of the studio’s other efforts (including a handful of projects for Machinima). Additionally, I had the pleasure of collaborating with producer Bill Sussex and mixer Vince Colavitti on a series of radio spots for the Fox network.
In 2012, I returned to New York City. Continuing a long-running collaboration with filmmaker Sean Dunne, I mixed his debut feature “Oxyana“. In the spring of 2013, “Oxyana” was selected to premiere in the World Documentary competition at the 2013 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19th, 2013. It went on to win the prize for Best New Documentary Director as well as a Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary. While taking on feature-film work, I continue to specialize in mixing and sound-design for commercials and short-form content.