Sound is 50% of the experience, but we offer 100%
Waves in Frames is a Post Audio company based in Los Angeles, CA. We provide Sound Design, Foley, Music and Final Mix for Films, TV, Commercials, Trailers, and Web videos.
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Interview with Waves in Frames
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A film titled Verge. This film was chosen to be in the Omaha Film Festival in March of 2018, and received a massive amount of great reviews. My role was sound design, dialog edit, mixing, and mastering.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a trailer for a client in Los Angeles titled "Beautifully Flawed" which is being pitched to Netflix as a series.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because that is what I have haha
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you will receive original and quality material.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making my clients happy, and creating quality product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? Answer is, it depends on how long, and what the content is.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I only do sound design.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What feel, or mood are they trying to conceptualize in their project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would just recommend communication to be consistent.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Nylon, Acoustic guitars, Ukulele, Bongos, banjo.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing guitar for over 30 years, became a sound designer, and now combining both skill sets.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Original, creative.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Fill the entire stereo spectrum with sound, not just L and R.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Film music, specifically thriller/horror
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Al Di Meola, Joe Pass, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Neurosis
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Attention to detail
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I watch the visual content to get an idea what is needed to help tell the story, then I mark where the sound effects are needed, and start working on dialog first, ambiences, music, mix, and master.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools 10, 11, and 12, Ableton Live, SoundForge, Kontakt, Garritan Orchestra, Melodyne, iZotope RX, Waves Complete, Dehumaniser, Blue Cat Audio Hardware: Avid Icon, D-Control, Dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly do sound design, Foley, mixing, and mastering for commercial, short, and feature length film.