Contributors to this edition
After graduating film school and working in broadcast engineering for a few years, Thomas moved from upstate NY to Los Angeles to pursue a production sound career. He has been mixing features, docs and television since 2001.
Lorenzo began his career as a Boom Operator more than twenty years ago in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. His work includes award-winning productions such as Homicide: Life on the Street, Something the Lord Made and The Wire. Lorenzo is currently sound mixing the fourth season of the hit show House of Cards.
After ten years recording projects from documentaries to drama at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Ben went freelance in 1985. That’s when he started his career as Production Sound Mixer on feature films, including Dead Calm, Strictly Ballroom, Lorenzo’s Oil, Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Pan, Charlotte’s Web, Happy Feet 2, The Sapphires and Mad Max: Fury Road. Ben is also a founding member of ASSG (Australian Screen Sound Guild), lectured and mentored at AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) and the New York Film Academy Australia, Sydney Campus. Ben is also a keen musician and singer/songwriter and writes and performs whenever time permits.
Tom has been recording movies for close to thirty years. After graduating with a degree in communications from Temple University in 1986, he started in the industry in Philadelphia. He moved to Los Angeles for a few years in the early ’90s and settled back in New York where he is now currently based. Tom is originally from Lake Placid, New York, where he can be found either on a mountain bike or in a kayak.
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