Last Wednesday marked the last day of my full time employment with Wine Studios in Japan. I spent the better part of 5 years as an audio engineer, sound designer, voice coach, voice artist, boom operator, dialogue editor, sound dude, and primarily composer!
It was an incredible ride, together with Josh Friesen, we made music/ sound for well over 350 different songs, stories and animations for the Grapeseed ESL curriculum. We got to work with animators from Disney, local voice artists that are heard on the radio/ TV daily in our country, and were priveleged to fly to Japan and spend a good deal of time in one of the most beautiful film studios/ soundstages.
The whole experience as moulded me into a composing machine, utilizing the latest and great technology to be able to create music at the speed of thought. I had to edit so many tracks of dialogue for animations/ stories, that I can spot a "p" plosive and remove it faster than you can say... well... plosive!
I am excited to be moving on and devoting more time to photography and video, but I will miss all of the friendships I've made over the past 5 years, as well as the mochi. Sweet sweet mochi.
Photography and video has become such a big part of my life, and the next phase will involve bringing all of these skills together to help others with their creative visions, as well as increasing the creative content that I throw at the world.
Many thanks to Josh for getting me on board, and to my boss Joshua in Japan for being such an amazing man to work for. This job has brought me so much and I am grateful!
So long, and thanks for all the fish!!