Juan (Mahershala Ali) shares a meal with Little (Alex R. Hibbert) in 'Moonlight'
sound mixer,” they may have somebody in mind who did all these big
major motion pictures, won awards,
and such… they don’t see that it’s a
whole long series of taking a step
forward, then two or three steps
back. Sometimes you jump straight
to the top, but almost never. Sometimes you work as the main person,
sometimes you end up working as
the utility, or the boom… but you do
the process over and over. Eventually if everything lines up, you’re
going to get a shot, just likely it will
never happen when you wanted it to
So I ended up being a professional day player for a long time.
Taking reality jobs, indie movies,
pilots, anything that came my direction, and I started working virtually
non-stop. As my credits built up I
started to look for work in other
areas with more long-running TV
shows and bigger movies. Over a
year or so, I considered New York,
Los Angeles, then Atlanta.
Eric Toline, introduced me to Whit
Norris, CAS, who introduced me to
Felipe Borrero, CAS. One of them accidentally gave me a wrong number
and I ended up meeting Agamemnon Andrianos, CAS, a.k.a. ‘Aggie.’
Aggie turned out to be a huge Aaton Cantar fan. We talked for hours
when I called him via that wrong
number. Over time, he helped me
compare specs and sound quali-ties;between;different;recorders.;He
owns a Cantar X1 and an X2, and he
really poured into me the Cantar
way of doing things. I would say
that he’s an artist and an engineer,
and we clicked immediately.
No idea why, but these guys,
along with Mark and a top-tier
boom guy, Kevin Cherchiai, helped
show me how to do the sound business.
Ballers Season 2, starring Dwayne
Johnson. I’d mixed on the pilot and
some on Season 1, so I was very excited to get a shot at doing that. Loading in for the maiden voyage with the Cantar X3 for 'Moonlight'