Production Company: BBC, London Client/Network: BBC2, PBS Role(s): Sound Mixer Location: Phoenix, AZ
View the programme website here: https://bbc.in/2wKS62LIn this programme, Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken discover the everyday miracles that keep you alive. They explore the extraordinary lengths our bodies go to in order to keep our organs working at every moment of every day. They see how powerful reflexes keep us safe from danger and uncover the amazing mechanisms our bodies call on to repair damage. And for the first time ever, they see exactly how our immune system's killer cells go into battle against deadly infection.
Women in Prison, Season 2
Production Company: RawTV, London Client/Network: Investigation Discovery Role(s): Sound Mixer Location: Phoenix, AZ
Now available here on Amazon Instant Video!Women in Prison takes you behind bars at Indiana Women’s Prison to reveal what really goes on at the maximum security facility housing 600 inmates. This ground-breaking docu-series explores the lives of some of these women who, often after one tragic misstep, end up on the wrong side of the law. Featuring profiles on a suburban soccer mum, a high school art teacher and a Preacher's daughter, these unlikely convicts confess to their shocking crimes and reveal how they've learned to survive in this hostile, alien environment.
Black: Season 2
Production Company: P3 MediaWorks, Chicago Client/Network: Independent Web Series Role(s): Sound Mixer Location: Phoenix, AZ
Now available here on Amazon Instant Video!(and FREE with your Amazon Prime Membership) A covert team is formed after a direct attack against the CIA on American soil. Disclaimer and full disclosure, I cannot claim credit for the buzzing (pre-amp hum) you hear under this entire clip, heh heh. Full credit for that goes to the post-production team, thank you. It's minor and becomes a negligible issue once music and dialog start, but still--if you hire Polymathus Post Production, we'll make sure things like that don't end up in your final edit, and if it does--it gets fixed or it's free.
Two in a Million
Production Company: RawTV, London Client/Network: TLC, Discovery Role(s): Sound Mixer Location: Sedona, AZ
Now available here on Amazon Instant Video!Imagine living with one of the rarest medical conditions in the world; having no one to confide in who understands the pain, struggles, and isolation of everyday life. In each episode of the new TLC series Two In A Million, two people who share the same medical struggles meet and spend one week together, sharing hardships and incredible triumphs, visiting world-renowned doctors, and finding answers to important questions.
This episode, "Born with Scales" Imagine living with a rare and painful condition where your skin grows in thick scales. Bobbi, 49, and Kenny, 45, have Lamellar Ichthyosis. They travel across the USA to meet for the first time, and begin a life-changing friendship.
Zoltan Istvan: Transhumanist
Production Company: Vocativ Client/Network: Vocativ Role(s): Sound Mixer Location: Phoenix, AZ
Zoltan Istvan, a transhumanist, brought his 2016 presidenial campaign to Phoenix and we followed him around in his coffin-shaped RV conversion.
In this piece, I was the location sound recordist for everything EXCEPT the sit-down interview with Zoltan. I'm including this here because it is exemplary of the advantages of hiring a professional audio engineer for your production. In this, producers decided to save budget and "do the interview audio themselves." Even without high end monitors or headphones you should be able to hear the difference between the echoey/phasing interview audio and the rest. Keep in mind that the interview setting is where you have most control over your environment to reduce noise and choose the proper mic & placement. The lab (with cooling fans for high-end robotics that couldn't be shut down), the parking lot (full of street noise & extras) and the keynote address (full of background noise and general chatter) all sounded better than the single-subject interview, right?
MLB/MTV's Off The Bat
Production Company: Landia Films, New York Client/Network: MTV2 Role(s): Sound Mixer Location: Tempe, AZ
A weekly 30-minute series from Executive Producer David Ortiz that is hosted by Sway, Fat Joe, Chris Distefano and Melanie Iglesias. "Off the Bat" is where MLB players will share their love for pop culture and entertainment, while fans will gain behind-the-scenes access to the biggest stars in the game. Additionally, famous fans of the game will stop by the MLB Fan Cave to chat with series hosts and interact with players.