“The Lake” wins Best Dramatic Short at Sonoma International Film Festival

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A wonderful short film that I mixed last year has won Best Dramatic Short at the Sonoma International Film Festival! I have also learned that just today the film won the “Home Grown Award” at the Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival in Toronto, which results in the film’s cast and crew having a kegger thrown for them by Steam Whistle …

The Mindset of Music Professionals

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I am nearly finished reading “Mindset” by Carol S. Dweck and I can’t help but draw parallels between the growth mindset described in her book and successful music and entertainment industry professionals. Firstly, I suggest everyone read her book, regardless of what industry or stage of life you find yourself in. It is an excellent study of how changing the …

Sing It!

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Recently, I recorded and mixed a few dozen songs that will be featured in an upcoming YouTube Red Original titled Sing It!. These songs will be featured as performances on the show by characters in a fictitious singing competition similar to American Idol or The X Factor. The very talented Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson produced the songs in addition …