Sound is fifty percent of any movie, and it is the most neglected part of independent film. This seminar is for independent filmmakers interested in improving their projects by increasing knowledge of sound production. The seminar will be led by sound professionals Keith Nolan and Brian Gilbert, who will demonstrate proper techniques and use of sound equipment on set and in post production.
Keith Nolan graduated from Red Bank High School in 2005 and the following summer attended a 7 week film making workshop at The Maine Media Workshops. In 2006 he found his first real job as a Video Editor for WRCB Channel 3 in Chattanooga. In 2007 he moved to New York City and became a quality control technician for a post production facility in Manhattan. After the crash of 2008, he began assembling his location sound rig while working with film students from NYU and Columbia University. Between 2008 – 2011 he was credited as the location sound mixer on over 40 independent films. In the spring of 2012, he moved back to Chattanooga to establish Awen Audio Design, a full service post audio facility currently located in Soddy Daisy TN.
Brian Gilbert has been in professional audio in various forms since completing his undergraduate degree in 1982. He has worked at five broadcast television stations, usually doing on-air audio duties for local and network news production. He has been a studio manager/producer/engineer at a 2″ 24-track recording studio in Charleston, South Carolina, and was a mastering engineer with over 1,400 vinyl laquers cut. For the past five years he has concentrated on location sound, and has done freelance work for CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, ESPN, BBC4, BBC5, National Geographic Channel, Discover, NFL Films, and many more. His two series credits are for The Great American Manhunt on Nat Geo and TLC’s United Bates of America. He currently holds a Masters Degree in Media Arts from The University of South Carolina.