Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Kevin Connolly, and Emmanuelle Chriqui star in the 2015 'Entourage' film
Chris Giles mixing on the pilot for the Marvel/Fox television series 'The Gifted'
show?” I jumped at the chance. By
the end of that week, I was applying
for the union to work on bigger TV
and film projects. Through that, the
first larger television show that I really helped on was a show called The
Glades, a police/crime drama set in
the Florida Everglades.
I learned by observation and
by getting pointers from Mark; he
taught me how to use the Cantar X2
and the Sonosax board he was using.
I started selling off my other
studio-based gear and ended up
taking the plunge and picked up a
Sound Devices 788t. My wife and
my family thought I was completely
insane. It very rapidly went from
this thing costing a few dollars as
a hobby, to the cost of a family vehicle!
I took any sound job I could and
every dollar I received for equipment fee, I put toward buying the
next piece of gear.
Eventually, I was booked for a
small piece of a Warner Brothers
movie, Entourage, helping mixer
Tom Stasinis, CAS. Even though this
was a short shoot, it was a big stepping stone for me as it enabled me
to meet people I wouldn't otherwise
have had access to.
One Step Forward, Three
When people say “I want to be a