You may have heard it said that sound can make or break a film and wondering how that could be possible. More than likely you’ve seen a low budget movie and known that something wasn’t quite right, but you couldn’t put your finger on it. Chances are, the sound was shotty. Shaun Burdick joins us to discuss the different jobs of a sound editor on small and large scale movies.
Shaun Burdick- Sound Editor
Shaun Burdick is a Los Angeles based Sound Designer. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s MFA program, he got his start working on Jamil Walker Smith’s directorial debut Make a Movie Like Spike… as the film’s Dialogue Editor. For the past ten years he has leant his talents as a designer and mixer to various theatrical productions and independent films around the country. His most recent credits have included Re-recording Mixer on the independent documentary Empty Hand: The Real Karate Kids, Sound Designer for The Night Shift, TV pilot Jalama Beach, Mother’s Red Dress, Of Silence and additional audio design on the video game Supremacy MMA. In February 2011 he was nominated for the MPSE Verna Field Award for his sound design work on the short film En Route. Currently Shaun is serving as the Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer for the independent feature 29000 Wishes. 1 Regret.
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The sound design on a film is more important than most people realize. Of course it’s not until you hear bad sound that you realize how important it is for it to be good. Craig Polding joins us to explain the different roles in the sound department and he also gives some good tips on preparing your production for good quality sound.
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Craig Polding- Sound Designer
Craig Polding grew up in Ohio where after graduating from high school he attended The University of Akron receiving his degree in English Literature. Craig had the opportunity to travel, backpacking through Europe for 2 months taking in the wonderful colors of the European culture. Craig has always had a love of music and sound and had played in several bands before discovering his true love of Sound Design through a musician friend. He quickly enrolled at Video Symphony in Burbank and studied the art of Sound Editing and Design. Craig has worked on short films, animation, documentaries and feature films as a freelance Sound Designer and Sound Editor as well as for several post audio facilities.
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