SoundGirls in Post-Production Sound
April Tucker: April has worked in Los Angeles for over 15 years in a variety of roles: Re-recording mixer, sound supervisor, sound editor, music/scoring mixer, music editor, ADR engineer, and Foley engineer.
She has worked on television series, promos and online content with some audiences over 10 million viewers. April’s clients range from major studios and corporations to indie filmmakers and composers.
She holds Master’s Degree in Sound Recording from McGill University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production & Technology from the University of Hartford. More about April at her site, Pro Audio Girl.
Kate Finan: After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology, Kate began her career as a post-production sound effects editor. Over the next several years, she worked her way up to being a supervising sound editor at Warner Bros. and then left to start her own studio, Boom Box Post, with business partner and fellow supervising sound editor, Jeff Shiffman. Together, they lead post-production sound crews for animated television series. In addition, Kate also acts as the re-recording mixer on several series.
Recently, Kate and Jeff have launched an additional venture, Boom Box Library, which creates custom sound effect libraries as well as software to aid in the sound design process. Over the course of her career, Kate has been nominated for MPSE Golden Reel Awards, Music + Sound Awards, and a Daytime Emmy. You can read more about her company and enjoy additional blog posts at www.boomboxpost.com.
SoundGirls Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Film & TV Post-Production
Interviews & Articles
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (Midge Costin)
- Anna Behlmer on Mixing Sound Effects in Movies
- How to Become a Top Notch Sound Designer with the Team Behind ‘First Man’ (Ai-Ling Lee & Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
- Working Class Audio #195 with Sherry Klein
- Foley With Ele Matelan
The Tonebenders podcast is a resource for anyone involved in post-production sound, with insights on everything from field recording to editing, designing and mixing in the studio. One of their co-hosts is Teresa Morrow, who is a re-recording mixer based in Toronto.
- 094 – Nina Hartstone & John Warhurst on Bohemian Rhapsody
- 090 – Ai-Ling Lee & Mildred Iatrou Morgan on First Man
- 087 – SoundGirlsOrg: Career Paths in Audio Post-Production
- Episode #75 Dialog Editors Jill Purdy, Claire Pochon, Fred Rosenberg and Michael Maroussas
- Episode #62 Sound editor/designer/supervisor Abby Savage
- Episode #60 Gordon from A Shell In The Pit and freelancer Carlye Nyte to talk VR design and mixing.
- Episode #55 Nia Hansen about her career at Skywalker Ranch.
- Episode #46 Kate Finan is a sound supervisor with Boom Box Post in California.
- Episode #31 Brenda Jaskulske is the audio coordinator and senior lecturer in the department of media arts at the University of North Texas.
- Episode #21 Ann Kroeber, veteran audio post and field recording professional.
- Episode #18 Vanessa Ament, author of ‘The Foley Grail’, the preeminent book on the art of Foley.
The Right Scuff podcast offers a different look into the world of Production & Post Production.
- Ep 17: Kitty Malone Interview
- Ep 16: Vikki Sampson
- Ep 14: Susan
- Ep 11: Catherine- Jack Foley’s Granddaughter
- Ep 10: Dominique Decaudain
- Ep 7: Berenice Interview
- Ep 4: Shelley Roden Interview
- MPSE has student memberships and the Verna Fields Award and Ethel Crutcher Scholarship for students
- CAS has interviews and articles in their Quarterly Magazine
- CAS has student memberships and the CAS Student Recognition Award
- Glass Elevator is a networking and skill sharing tool for professional women in the industry. It is a free, membership-based international community. Membership grants you access to peer to peer career advancement classes, social events, a searchable database of our Member Directory and an internal Avail Check system.
- If you’re interested in sharing your knowledge publicly and help the ongoing issue of industry panels and events with all men, join this list! More on Why All-Male Panels Matter.
Sites about Post-Production Sound
Designing Sound The Art and technique of sound design
Soundworks Collection is dedicated to profiling the greatest and upcoming sound minds from around the world and highlight their contributions. The SoundWorks Collection was created in 2009 by filmmaker Michael Coleman as an online destination that takes you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.
Sound Libraries for Post-Production & Music
The Acoustic Atlas collects the sounds of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, along with habitats and species from throughout the Western United States.
You can build your own medieval soundscapes in this interactive website. Based on extensive research on Mystery Plays, it allows you to explore how the plays could have been affected by acoustic changes and sounds.
SoundGirls: Film & TV Production Sound