production sound mixer / sound designer
commercials / fiction / documentaries
On any given film set, the focus of attention is usually the quality of the image. Rightly so. Great if you know there's someone there who takes care that your production won't suffer from bad sound. With my twelve years of experience as a production sound mixer I can give you that peace of mind.
TV commercials, industry shoots, fiction or documentary shoots – I've had my good share in each. I've gotten to know the pitfalls any sound track can face. Preparation is key to face any possible challenge, as is constructive communication and flexibility. With all that in mind almost any problem in the course of a production can be solved, so you can get the same high quality on your sound track as in your pictures.
Some might say that for many productions the whole sound track could be created in post, thus saving money and another person or two on set. Well, yes, it could, but for almost any production, both financially and artistically it makes sense hiring a trained professional for production sound: time and money saved in post production, no difficult scheduling additional dialogue recording sessions (try to get a celebrity or a CEO in a studio...) and of course unsurpassed authenticity of the original sound track.
A pristine production sound track makes every production better – be it a TV commercial, corporate film, documentary or feature film.
Have gear, will travel. My equipment is up to the very highest standards in production sound. While it doesn't record great tracks on its own, it certainly does play a huge part in getting the best tracks possible, both recording from the bag run-n-gun style or mixing from my cart with the whole package.
A great recorder isn't worth much without good microphones. I have been able to capture the most natural and clean sound to my ears using microphones by South German manufacturer Schoeps.
My acoustic ideal is one of the above mics on a boom pole held as closely as possible to the sound source. However, when camera framing prevents the boom from getting close enough to the source (this is often the case when multiple cameras are shooting different frame sizes at the same time, the so-called "wide and tight" style), using wireless radios with miniature or lavalier microphones can save a scene. For these mics that are usually hidden invisibly on the talent, reliability and ruggedness are key.
Ambient QX 5130, VdB M CL, Sound Devices 302, Sound Devices MM-1, Tascam DR-70d, Olympus LS-10, Soundman OKM, 2x Oktava MK012, 2x Oktava Mini Preamps, 4x OST TL40, Sennheiser MD421, Lectrosonics SRa, Lectrosonics SRb, Lectrosonics UCR211, 3x Lectrosonics LMa, Lectrosonics CR187, Lectrosonics M187, 2x Sennheiser ew100, cables, stands, adapters, fully aluminum custom sound cart, expendables.
I've been recording and mixing sound for motion pictures since 2006. The thorough preparation and intense shooting time of drama productions, the huge circus of a TV commercial, or just putting on the bag and boom and see what comes your way – the variety is what I love the most about my job.
Mercedes AMG - Welcome to the Home of Driving Performance (Staud Studios GmbH)
Storebrand - Det er gode penger i bærekraft (Tickle Films S.A.)
Mercedes Benz – Star & Laurel (Anorak Film&Reset)
Mercedes AMG Motorsport – Quick Mick. Fahrschule Furious (Emenes GmbH)
Toom Baumarkt – Respekt wer's selber macht. Die Kita Stockrain (Bigfish GmbH)
Mercedes-Benz – CLA. Record (Ridley Scott Association Films Ltd.)
Mercedes-Benz – The Kind (Ridley Scott Association Films Ltd.)
Smart – Big City Cars. Big Nonsense? (Bigfish Filmproduktion GmbH)
Bosch Automotive – Bosch Batterien. Volle Power (Traumwelt GmbH)
Mercedes Benz - 125! Jahre Innovation (Bigfish Filmproduktion GmbH)
Mercedes-Benz - Der Vierte Stern für Deutschland (Filmstyler Pictures GmbH)
ZDF – Die Fantastischen Vier (Silbersee Film Produktion GmbH)
Sparkasse – Zuwachssparen (Bigfish Filmproduktion GmbH)
Undercover küsst man nicht (TV movie) Ninety Minute Film GmbH/SAT.1
SoKo Stuttgart (TV series) 34 episodes of 45 minutes each. Bavaria Filmproduktion GmbH/ZDF
Tiere bis unters Dach (TV series) 9 episodes of 30 minutes each. Polyphon Südwest GmbH/ARD
Plötzlich 70! (TV movie) Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion GmbH/SAT.1
Puya – Das Rad der Zeit (feature film), Pando Diferente Filmproduktion
Die Farbe (feature film) Sphärentor Filmproduktionen
ARD, ZDF, arte, SAT.1, National Geographic Channel (US), Discovery Channel (UK), DIY Channel (US)
Breitling, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes AMG, Porsche, HP, Smart, Bosch, Dekra, BASF, Emag, Sparkasse, Vogue etc.
Responsible for contents of this website:
Christian Spaeth, Werastr. 99, 70190 Stuttgart, Germany
DE phone +49 176 3419 2935
ES phone +34 681 383 195