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Port Media recording studio, Kennebunkport, Maine. (website hidden)
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Michael

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Kennebunkport, Maine, United States · Member since May 2012
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I returned to New England in 2004 after pursuing a career in audio in Los Angeles for
nearly two decades. This included tenures at several prominent post-production
companies, including Todd-AO, where I was nominated for two MPSE Golden Reel
Awards - as Foley mixer on CSI: Miami ("Grand Prix") and Foley artist on Alias ("The
Telling"). I recorded Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR), walked and mixed Foley
(sound effects inserted in post-production), edited effects and did hundreds of audio
fixes, transfers and laybacks.

I started my audio career at Novastar Audio Post Production in Hollywood, working
on movie trailers with renowned voice actor Don LaFontaine (famous for the
catchphrase "in a world"). We established a live audio feed to Japan, restored the sound
on the classic film It's a Wonderful Life from the original optical recording and worked
steadily on Music and Effects (M&Es) for foreign dubbing.

I next worked at Vidfilm Services (now Technicolor), initially as an effects editor
creating M&Es for the "Turner Classic Library" of films from the 1930s to the 1970s.
After quickly expanding my repertoire to video equipment, I worked with mag and
optical film, digital and analog 24 tracks, O2R, 7040 DAT, DA88, D1, D2, and Digital
Betacam machines, to name a few.

Moving to Todd-AO Studios' facility at CBS Studios, I served as an ADR recordist on
such TV series as Scrubs, That's Life, That '70s Show, Clone High, and Leap of Faith, as
well as the feature films We Were Soldiers, Monster's Ball and Scooby Doo, among
(email hidden)'s Burbank facility I was predominately a Foley artist. I had the privilege
of working with Foley artist Jim Bailey. Jim learned Foley from Johnny Post, who in
turn worked with Jack Foley - the man for whom this audio craft is named. At
Burbank we Foleyed Alias, Scrubs, The Bernie Mac Show, Family Affair and Leap of
Faith, among other series. I also worked as ADR recordist on the animated series
Gundam Force.

I was then promoted to mixer and worked at the Vine Street facility on CSI: Crime
Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Without A Trace, Scrubs, Wonderfalls, Hack, The
District, Carnival and The Bernie Mac Show, numerous pilots and the films The
Clearing and I Heart Huckabees.

I also have a penchant for the Classical music, and received a degree in applied
percussion from Hartt School of Music. I've recorded and edited several classical CDs,
including Los Angeles Flute Quartet - Above and Beyonda
Milhaud, Barber, Ligeti, Calico Winds - All in One, Polly Chambers Salizar, Solo Piano -
First Flight, and Caroline Beck, Bassoon - Beck and Call.

Much to the shock of my colleagues, I left L.A. and moved to Maine. I was born in New
England. Most of my family is here in New England. I am enjoying the beach, the snow,
the sky, and the seasons of this beautiful place on the planet.