Today, Two Years, and Tomorrow – UNLV Spring Flicks

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This is the 2017 submission for the UNLV Spring Flicks in Las Vegas. I provided sound design, and music for the film.

I worked remotely from Chicago. The film was shot and edited in Las Vegas, and I was sent a rough cut to start my sound work. I spent the first day watching the film and creating my sound list.  I then went out and field recorded all my raw sounds to use in sound editing. Combining the recorded sounds with sound library samples, I was able to create all the sound effects needed.

The original production dialog was recorded on set and ended up being extremely noisy. Audio restoration techniques were not able to clean up the audio enough to be usable. So the filmmaker did an ADR session in Vegas with another audio engineer. I was then sent the updated OMF file with raw dialog to edit and mix.  This drastically improved the viewing experience and overall story.

The concept of the sound design really drives the emotion in the film. I chose to create realistic soundscapes, while keeping some of the dream-like qualities to the flash backs and past travel scenes.

Video Processing in a Digital Age – Article for SCN Magazine

This article is the next installment in my series of articles for SCN Magazine and the AVnetwork blog.  The topic for this month was video processing so I decided to cover video processing techniques int he digital age.  The article highlights a few methods of processing video for display walls or collaborative environments that reduces the amount of hardware in the system.  It discusses the virtual and software techniques of processing and transporting video that opens up more versatile ways of designing system while keeping everything networked to reduce infrastructure and help future proof the designs.

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The Millennial Paradigm Shift – Article for SCN

After I published my InfoComm review article, I was asked by SCN to be a monthly blogger for their website.  I agreed, so this is my second post for their blog.  The topic of the month was Youth in AV.  I decided to write about the millennial workforce and how the trends of the youth drive how the workplace needs to evolve and adapt.  Read the full article at the link:

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InfoComm 2015 Article for SCN Magazine

I recently attended the InfoComm 2015 convention in Orlando Florida.  I was asked by my company and SCN to write an article recapping the event and sharing my thoughts.  I decided to write about the innovative solutions I saw and how they could affect the industry.  The article was posted on both SCN and SMW blogs, as well as published in print issue of SCN for August. Read the full article at the link:

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