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Music and Audio for Film & Video
My years of practice as an aspiring jazz guitarist paid an unexpected benefit in enhancing the timing and feel which I bring to video edits. It also has the specific advantage when adding soundtracks and a feel for cutting to and from musical material.
Although I haven't been composing guitar oriented soundtracks (the time will come that I'll sneak some in), I've found composition tools (Reason, Ableton Live, SonicPro, Soundtrack) for creating atmospheric music quickly from an extensive library of loops, samples and beds. I have several very gifted composer friends that I work closely with in commissioning new music, and I also have a quite decent library of royalty-free production music for the budget a/o time conscious.
Audio recording and Post
Our productions are characterized by a sensitivity for getting the best audio possible. I own a battery of professional microphones, and know how to use them (only some need batteries!); for location interviews, on the street, in the studio, live music situations. Experience has proven how important great audio is to visual projects. Many of them carry the most important message ONLY via audio. Sometimes there's just a simple approach with the right tool, but often a specialist has to be on the job. We'll work with remote sound feeds, or create our own, import from a library of sound effects, then record or fabricate what we don't have. I have a solid Digital Audio Workstation / Control Surface (the Tascam FW-1884), and using Logic, Soundtrack and Peak amongst other utilities, I can tweak, filter, boost, clean-up, re-record (ADR - or Audio Dialogue Replacement), cut, paste and patch until the fat lady sings (no, I'm not calling YOU fat). Of course there are dedicated audio post houses too, and I work with them when appropriate. Most projects just get their audio finished here though.