How to Pick a Sound Guy

(or, why I don't have a sound reel)

Unlike shooting or directing, recording sound is 90% technical and 10% artistic.  The art of sound comes later, in post.  On set, it’s my job to collect raw materials for good sound design:  Clean dialogue, good ambience, and usable sound effects.

What this means is that a nice sounding audio reel only demonstrates a minimum level of competence:  I was able to record audio that was good enough to be cleaned up and polished by the sound designer.

What makes me a good sound guy isn’t the fact that I can record enough good audio to fill a 60 second sound reel.  It’s the fact that I can record good audio consistently on the first take in an uncontrolled documentary environment.  That’s a much higher standard.

The Brain-Body Connection

Chalkboard Media
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East Hastings Pharmacy

Antoine Bourges
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Family Camera

Subject Chaser Films

One Life, No Regrets

Regret Me Not Productions

Streets of Plenty

Sideways Film
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Worksafe BC

44 Projects


7 Projects

AV Strategies

5 Projects

Lindytown Films

Promo for YouTube

Diana Dai

T&T Family Reunion

Aurora Novus

Apple iPhone 3GS

Blink Media Works

Metropolitan Fine Printers

Levon Henderson

5 Projects

Elemental Inc.


Knowledge Network

Knowledge Network Tour

Hello Cool World

Immunize BC

Run Studios

EA Promo

Rogers Communications

Loblaws 150 Campaign

Pound & Grain

Kick Depression in the Nuts

Bear Studios

BCMHS Mind Check

FD Element

To Catch a Pirate

Elevator Strategy

Elections BC Commercial


GE:  Say Ahh

Madison + Vine

Samsung Vancouver

Keeping Canada Alive

Force Four Productions

Chevy Cross-Canada Countdown

Country Music Television

Entertainment Tonight

Leanne Aguilera:  UnREAL

Shameless Traveller

White Pine Pictures

The Daily with Mark and Laura-Lynn

Trillenium Media Group

Storm Warriors


Kayak to Klemtu

Kayaking Productions BC

Comforting Skin

Slithering Tattoo Productions

Martin’s Pink Pickle

Party for Two Productions

The Vetala Series

Jove Pictures

Fathers and Sons

Raven West Films

Taylor’s Way

Wharf Rat Productions

Deadpool (reshoots)

20th Century Fox

The X-Files S11

20th Century Fox

Pumpkin Pie Wars

Hallmark Channel

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2


Chrismas in Evergreen 2

Hallmark Channel

Supergirl S2 (reshoots)

Warner Brothers