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Hey there! I'm a recently graduated 28-year old soundie from Helsinki, Finland. Did my bachelor's at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, the degree programme in Film and Television. Guess what I specialized in? I started doing odd audio jobs in the local industry while studying, and at graduation I already have experience from a feature film and a 10 part drama series in addition to some ads and corporate stuff. I have a 633 and some mics of my own, and I'm working on getting wireless gear. I speak and write pretty good English and I keep an international circle of friends, so I'll get along with people from outside Finland just fine. I'm very solution oriented, and I don't like complaining. I'm still young enough to believe that a way can be found most of the time, and I'll pursue it to the full extent the schedule allows me to. I'm a recovering perfectionist, I'll settle for "good enough", but I won't love it. I can definitely deal with the local weather. I own ice fishing overalls that are rated for the actual arctic, no joke. When I'm not working, looking for work or thinking about upgrading my gear, I mess around with modular synths, sing/scream in a band, play video games, read books, pet cats and consume entertainment with my girlfriend. Currently my schedule is pretty open except for a 24.11.-01.12., I'm doing a stint as a boom op on a daily series that has gone on forever up here. I'm very interested in narrative work, but I'll do anything that keeps me fed and buying new gear. Feel free to hit me up even if you need any info on stuff local to Finland, always happy to help a fellow soundie!
Indie director Andrew Shea (Portrait of Wally) is looking for a production mixer for a new doc that will be in production (dates TBD) in the Atlanta/Augusta area. Please send contact information to email@example.com
Hi all, I'm starting a feature in a month. In a recent meeting re sound work flow with the sound designer, the dialogue editor, the picture editor and myself i came across the following that surprised me a little and to be hones upset me abit. The sound post people wanted to see if the editor could cut the picture with all the ISOs so they wouldn't have to reconform after. That I understand as it would save time, specially as this is not a big budget project and they don't have an assistant. But when enquiring why they wanted all the ISOs present in every take, bot the dialogue editor and the sound designer confirmed to me that they wouldn't be using my mix at all, that they will start from scratch from the ISOs. They also said that this is the standard practice (at least in the UK) and this guys have work with some big sound people and in big films. What surprised me is that they are prepared to re-do a job i will be already doing, without even considering hearing it first. I know that because of our 'live' situation sometimes some takes are not 100%, but to scratch it all from start seems a little wasteful and maybe, disrespectful. Not so long ago, when there was not such thing as ISOs, we would mix as many channels as needed down to a stereo or even a mono mix, and post would have to work with it. Sometimes it wasn't perfect, but that made us Production MIXERS, and made us become better at what we do. I believe that now with the option of leaving all creative decisions to the last minute, we are getting the little creative input we have taken away from us. I don't know if this is the same in the states, but i believe we offer more that a purely technical service, and we can be part of this creative process we call film making. Or am I just a bit to idealistic?