“Post-Production Audio for Independent Film: An Overview”


Media & Studio Arts Symposium

Time-Based Arts & Technology

Post-Production Audio for Independent Film: An Overview

February 16, 2019 | 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

David Fienup

Description:  Preparing and executing the post-production workflow of an independent feature film can be daunting. David will take the audience through the process of reading the script, watching rough cuts, basic budgeting, hiring and overseeing additional sound personnel while trying to complete your own work – all the way through sending final deliverables to the client. The keys to success include: knowing the industry terminology, understanding all the moving parts, and stringent organization.

Presenter Bio:

David was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Albion College where he focused on classical guitar performance and musical composition. In 2009 he earned a Master of Arts in Media Arts from The University of Michigan where he studied electronic music composition, music recording and production, and began his journey into the world of Motion Picture Sound. Since then, David has started his own company, Soundopolis, which is a multi-faceted sound-for-picture business. He currently works as a Production Sound Mixer, Boom-operator, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Dialogue Editor, and sells sound effects libraries through multiple online vendors. David’s favorite achievement was recording orangutans for 20th Century Fox’s hit movie, War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).