AUDIO POST-PRODUCTION: DOCUMENTARIES
BEARD CLUB Laura Lukitsch 2013
Why do men grow beards? Men from the very religious to the very hip are asked this question, with some surprising answers.
SEEKING ASIAN FEMALE Debbie Lum 2012 PBS
White-guy fetishes for Asian women explored, and transnational transracial romance found. Premiered @ SXSW.
TRASHMAN Susan Stern 2012
A short film introducing the work of Spain Rodriguez, the comic artist who first became famous in the underground press scene of the 1960’s.
Includes interviews with Robert Crumb and other artists from that period, and animations of Spain’s pictures. For the museum retrospective of
Spain’s work, 2012.
CHRIS MARKER: AN UNSENT LETTER Emiko Omori 2012-13
Emiko Omori, friend and sometime cinematographer for the maker of “La Jetee” and “Sans Soleil” delivers a long love letter to Marker’s work and life, assisted by many others who were profoundly affected by his films.
MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON Leo Chiang 2012 PBS
Joseph Cao becomes the first Vietnamese-American member of the US congress, and discovers the complexity of partisan politics, racial bias and the nature of public service in post-Katrina, post-BP-oil-spill New Orleans.
AMAL’S GARDEN Nadia Shihab 2012
A wonderfully thoughtful low key document of a short period in the lives of the filmmaker’s family, living in Kirkuk, Iraq, that illustrates the issues facing post war Iraq in a quiet observational way.
A SOLDIER’S HEART Stephen Olsson 2012 LINK TV
4 Vietnam vets with PTSD return to the site of their worst war experiences and find community, closure and some peace.
BREAKING THE CODES Shakti Butler 2012 PBS
Shakti Butler’s feature length mediation on institutionalized racism in America.
STRONG! Julie Wyman 2011 PBS
Julie Wyman’s intimate and innovative portrait of Cheryl Haworth, 3-time Olympic weightlifter and artist.
A FOOT IN THE DOOR Deborah Chasnoff and Kate Stilley 2012
A short film about San Francisco’s revolutionary program that establishes a college savings account for every kindergartner entering the SF school system.
THE WELCOME: Kim Shelton 2011 PBS
A new documentary that follows a group of vets from the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars as they reach towards and understanding of what happened to them and a way forward with their lives. Michael Meade leads the discussions, songs and eventually a live performance of the vets’ writings in Ashland, Or..
LOVE LUNCH COMMUNITY: Helen DeMichel and Sophie Constantinou 2011
A series of webisodes showing the history and day-to-day workings of the Berkeley School Lunch Program, a revolutionary program to bring both better nutrition and nutrition education to public school kids.
JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE: Patsy Northcutt, Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker 2011-13 PBS
An amazingly compact film with gigantic ideas about the universe and human’s place in it.
A FISH CLINGING TO WATER: Tim Perkis and Sam Ashley 2011
Sam Ashley’s famous “I wanted to live with the cannibals...” story told for the camera in an original style.
50 YEAR OLD FRESHMAN Deborah J. McDonald 2011-12
Mega distance swimming champion Suzanne Heim-Bowen’s comeback as a short-distance swimmer at age 50, competing against college kids. She kicks ass.
TRUST Nancy Kelly 2010 PBS
In TRUST we follow the genesis, development, rehearsal and performance of an original play at Chicago’s Albany Park Theatre Project, one based on the lives of the at-risk teenagers who are the performers. A very moving story of community, healing, growth and the opening of a great future for these kids emerges.
SOMEONE ELSE’S WAR Lee Wang 2010 PBS
SEW follows the lives of the invisible, low paid Filipino contractors who labor makes the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan possible. She shows how the combination of the “culture of immigration” in the Philipines and exploitation by American corporations have torn these workers lives apart.
CAMERA, CAMERA Malcolm Murray 2010 theatrical
Malcolm Murray’s doc feature on the bafflement of western tourists when confronted by the vast, chaotic and seemingly indifferent beauty of Laos. Magnificently shot and edited to a sort of atmospheric perfection. A completely unique film.
ED HARDY: TATOO THE WORLD Emiko Omori 2010
Emiko Omori’s new documentary on a subject that has interested her for 30 years, the fine art of tattooing. Tattoo master and fine artist Ed Hardy’s life and work are explored and explained. With many beautiful tattoos, paintings etc..
VIRTUOSO (The Olga Samaroff Story) Wendy Slick 2010
The life and work of Olga Samaroff, the first internationally acclaimed female concert pianist, educator and wife and discoverer of Leopold Stokowski is beautifully told, with many musical excepts played by Samaroff herself (and early advocate of music recording).
KICKING THE NOTES THE TORADZE WAY Linda Schaller WNIT/PBS 2009
Alexandre Toradze come a family of performers in Soviet Georgia, achieved fame in the west, had a James Bond like escape from the KGB in order to defect to the west and begin an international career with the greatest conductors and orchestras of our time. He now is an eminent teacher of Romantic-style piano performance, and his students are some of the best pianists playing today,
STRAIGHTLACED Debra Chasnoff 2009 PBS
Straightlaced provides a way into a much-needed dialogue about gender roles and homophobia among teenagers. With refreshing honesty, the diverse youth in the film open up about the pressure to conform to rigid gender role expectations. With a great score by Miriam Cutler. Edited by Rhonda Collins.
LORETANOS: Ana Salceda, 2010
A documentary meant to convince people, and specifically the inhabitants of the Baja seaside town of Loreto that their un-developed paradise of a town and wildlife preserve is worth saving from Las Vegas style development.
Eloquent and persuasive.
A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES Leo Chiang 2009 PBS
The Vietnamese residents of New Orleans East, twice refugees before (North to South Vietnam, South Vietnam to the US) find their voice in the upheaval caused by hurricane Katrina, preserving their town and moving from political invisibility to being political players in south Louisiana.
READ ME DIFFERENTLY Sarah Entine 2009 PBS
Read Me Differently tells the story of a family whose complicated relationships stem from misunderstanding unidentified learning disabilities. It is the story of a mother, daughter, and granddaughter who long to feel seen, accepted, and loved for who they are. Edited by Jennifer Chinlund with music by Alex Lu.
MRS. MENENDEZ MEgTV Nancy Saslow 2009 (E!)
Most people thought Tammy Menendez was crazy when she married her husband, Erik Menendez. Erik is serving several life-sentences in prison for murdering his parents under murky circumstances, and the two had corresponded and then met after he had entered prison. But there is more to this story than that--a real heartfelt romance between two damaged and unlucky people, a crusade for prisoner’s rights, a failed appeal to the supreme court, and finally a sad and unresolved ending in which the right thing is done, even if it is painful. Deeply evocative of the desolation of the prison-town of Coalinga, CA and the attempts of the inmates and their families to keep hope and love alive.
ASK NOT Johnny Symons (ITVS PBS: Independent Lens) 2008
The paradox of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask-don’t tell” policy regarding gays serving in the armed forces is explored through the stories of several former service members who were either discharged or did not re-enlist because they were gay. Shockingly, these people have skills that are in very short supply in the current recruiting-challenged environment, making their inability to have careers in the military both tragic and absurd. Young activists challenge the military recruiters about this in confrontations all over the country to remind citizens everywhere of the waste and inequity of this policy.
TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION 2008 Peter Esmonde PBS
Peter Esmonde’s feature doc on Gerhard Trimpin, the uniquely brilliant composer-sculptor-inventor-engineer. Peter wanted all the music for the score of this film to come from Trimpin’s unpublished recordings and many new multitrack recordings Peter commissioned of Trimpin’s work in situ in various museums and at a world premiere of a work commissioned from Trimpin by the Kronos Quartet. This was one of the most complex movie audio tasks I’ve ever done--essentially constructing cues that supported picture out of raw location recordings, all in 5.1. We hoped to get across something of the experience of being in one of Trimpin’s installations in this film. The post team included Rick Tejada-Flores and Michael Chandler (editors), and Jim LeBrecht and Dan Olmsted (sound editor and mixer). In addition the construction and mixing of the score I also recorded the premiere of Trimpin’s Kronos Quartet piece “4CAST” in multitrack, some days on the verite doc crew with Peter and mechanical instruments at the Musee Mechanique in San Francisco.
NEW NEIGHBORS and A CRACK IN THE PAVEMENT (Andrea Torrice 2008) PBS
Andrea Torrice’s new pair of docs about the rise, fall and rebirth of America’s “first suburbs”, the first communities built outside of major cities across the country. The residents of these towns tell their stories very eloquently, and show how only by working together across racial, economic, political and geographic boundaries can they reverse the governmental policies and attitudes that lead the towns to the brink of abandonment. Edited by Matt Dibble. ITVS.
HEROES AND HISTORY: (Steve Schecter 2008)
Steve Schecter’s new doc featuring Stanford professor emeritus James March talking to various guests about Leo Tolstoy’s WAR AND PEACE and Tolstoy’s ideas about the relationship between great leaders and history as it actually happened. Shot on location all over Russia, as well as in the US and Scandinavia, this film makes Tolstoy’s ideas, and his greatness abundantly clear in a very original way. (Sound editor and mixer.)
OPERATION WILDFIRE Pam Rorke-Levy and Dan Krauss (PBS and National Geographic) 2007
A film that dives right into the heart of one of the worst California wildfires in recent memory, the “Lick Fire” of 2007. Many memorable characters play their parts, including the fire itself, shot up close along with the crews fighting it.
SHELF LIFE Don Bernier 2008
A portrait of Ray “Dr. Bones” Bandar, the chief bone collector of the California Academy of Sciences. A lifelong teacher, artists and wildlife biologist, we follow him through his collecting, his enormous home museum and the “Skulls” show organized in his honor at the Academy.
PROPS (2 seasons 2007-8) Nancy Saslow, Cartoon Network 2007-8
Outstanding young people, athletes and artists, included in the show by votes cast by kids on CN 's website.
NOISY PEOPLE Tim Perkis 2007
Tim Perkis' love letter to the SF area improv new music scene, which looks far beyond the work and lives of the 8 dedicated artists it introduces to questions about how anyone makes space in one's life for non-renumerative creative work, and the place and purpose of art and artists in modern society. Offhand, unpretentious and ultimately quite profound.
7500 MILES TO REDEMPTION Emiko Omori 2007
Emiko Omori's small jewel of a film about how a concert in a state prison (by Tinh Mahoney) lead a group of prisoners (some of them lifers) to raise money to fund a school in Tinh's home village in Vietnam. The men are transformed by this experience, in some cases the best thing they've ever done.
PASSION and POWER Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori. 2007 PBS
An astonishing history of how the vibrator came into being and current laws banning its sale in several states. Told with great insight, humor and well-researched stories.
MAQUILOPOLIS Vicki Funari and Sergio DeLa Torre 2006 (ITVS) PBS
A group of single mothers who work in the maquiladora factories of Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, illustrate stories of their lives with interviews and footage shot themselves with borrowed cameras in factories, neighborhoods and homes, as well as meetings with government officials and company lawyers. The filmmakers interweave these verite scenes with wonderful poetic visions of the women’s lives and aspirations, and the result is a film that is both a content documentary and a rarified work of art.
BALLETS RUSSES Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine 2005 PBS and theatrical
A full history of the two legendary Ballet Russe companies that seems to pass in an instant. Wonderful anecdotes from the surviving dancers (still incandescent in their 80's) and breathtaking footage of them in their prime (beautifully restored) are woven together with an encyclopedia of great classical ballet music and Todd Boekelheide's gorgeous score. A Sundance and IDA Festival selection. (Sound editor and pre-mixes.)
SMITTEN Nancy Kelly 2005 PBS
Rene DiRosa, former newspaper reporter, novelist and successful vintner, transformed his vineyard into a jewel-like small museum of the contemporary art of Northern California, and himself into one of the most perceptive and iconoclastic art collectors in the world. This beautifully executed film finds its way through the complexities of DiRosa's life and work to the heart of the matter, his deep love for art and his personal relationships with some of the greatest artists of our time. (ITVS)
OCCUPIED MINDS David Michaelis and Ahmed Adjani 2005 LINK TV
The two filmmakers, both natives of Jerusalem, travel back to their city to ask Palestinians and Israelis what could bring about a solution to the problems facing the two peoples in their shared land. Some very surprising and original answers result. (LinkTV).
BEYOND CONCEPTION Johnny Symons 2003 Discovery Network
A gay couple in San Francisco, having already adopted a first child, decide they would like a second child who would be biologically related to them. The film follows their search for an egg donor, a surrogate to carry the baby and the support staff to make it all happen. The filmmakers show us these characters navigating the relationships between all these people with compassion and humor and a keen eye for the motivations of all involved.
DOWNSIDE UP Nancy Kelly (2002) PBS
Nancy Kelly visits her home town, North Adams, MA expecting to see bleakness and an empty future for the place since the town's major employer shut down. Instead she is inspired by the efforts of a group of people to help the town through the conversion of the empty factories into the largest museum of contemporary art in America. It seems like it can't work, and then it does. A fading rust belt town begins a chrysalis-like transformation. Used by the Ford Foundation in its programs on art and culture as an economic engine for American cities. @
DADDY & PAPA Johnny Symons (2002) PBS
A film about gay fatherhood in America, the backlash against it and several personal stories of adoption by gay men. The filmmaker and his partner struggle first with the idea of becoming the parents of an African American boy, and then with the realities of adoption and parenting across the cultural and political barriers of America today. A favorite at the Sundance Festival.
ART OF THE ATHLETE MEgTV 2005-6 (Discovery Network) Nancy Saslow, Carolyn Carmines, Dianne Fukami,
A thirteen part series in which world-famous athletes reflect on their careers, their origins, their motivations, their accomplishments and what they are doing with their lives after the end of their sports careers. Includes such athletes as Steve Young, Richard Petty, Kristy Yamaguchi, Diana Nyad, Martina Navratilova, and Johnny Moseley.
SPORTSWIVES MegTV 2005 (2 hr. special for A+E Networks) Nancy Saslow, produced by Nancy Saslow and Carolyn Carmines.
We follow 4 women whose husbands are major pro-sports figures, and find that in addition to caring for their husbands and families that they have a great sense of responsibility and charity towards their communities. The 4 turn out to be formidable advocates for handicapped children, the homeless and the addicted.
FitTV's DIET DOCTOR
MegTV 2005 (11 x 1 hr series for the Discovery Network)
Directed by Nancy Saslow, produced by Nancy Saslow and Carolyn Carmines, edited by Steve Eagleton and Eli Olson with music by Phil Schroeder.
Dr. Melina Jampolis interviews the leading diet makers of our time, rates their efforts and explains the pros and cons for the rest of us. Diet, exercise and lifestyle tips are prescribed for a guest each week, good info in a friendly unpretentious style.
THE SPLIT HORN Taggart Siegel (2001) PBS
A moving portrait of Paja Thao, a Hmong shaman and Laotian refugee living near Chicago, and his family. Paja Thao tries to keep the 5000 year-old culture of the shaman alive amid pressures to Americanize and the Christianization of his children and relatives. This film is a continuation of Taggart Siegel's series of films about Paja Thao and the Hmong diaspora that began 15 years ago with the award winning BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. (1 hr.)
Fit TV's HOUSE CALLS Meg TV 2004 (22 x 1 hr series for the Discovery Network) Nancy Saslow and Carolyn Carmines
In a lively series for Fit TV, people of all sorts are given the services of two great personal trainers for a day. Mark Lebos and Shaman D'Arco figure out exercises for the guest based on whatever they have in their houses, give dietary advice and discuss how to meet their fitness goals in a breezy, friendly style.
OIL ON ICE Bo Boudart and Dale Djerassi, 2004
The government tells us that America needs the oil discovered in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve, and that extracting that oil will not harm the arctic environment. The filmmakers beg to differ, and offer a compelling counter argument that shows how destructive oil extraction has been in the arctic so far (Prince William Sound), how very worth saving the arctic habitat is, and how a small effort towards conservation would make the whole operation unnecessary.
ALIVE IN LIMBO Hrappa Gunnarsdottir and Erica Marcus 2004 ITVS PBS
Five teenagers from south Lebanese and Palestinian families are followed from roughly 10 years old into their twenties, as invasions and politics shape their lives and the world's attention to their problems waxes and wanes. From innocence and hopefulness as children, to bitterness, anger, and frustration at their scattered lives and limited options as adults these young people tell their stories to the camera as they live them.
A SELF-MADE MAN Susan Stern 2004 ITVS/POV PBS
(Voice-over recording and archival footage forensic audio work.)
Susan Stern's clear-eyed portrait of her father, a man who always needed to be master of his own life and decided to be master of his own death as well.
A GREAT WONDER Kim Shelton (2003) PBS
Three Sudanese teenagers are placed in Seattle-area foster homes after ten years of wandering and starvation. Despite culture shock, loneliness and the fear ingrained in them by their lives in Africa, they begin to blossom into perceptive, thoughtful and quite eloquent individuals within a year. One helps keep the Sudanese culture alive among the refugees, one decides to study medicine and help the elderly, and one studies so he can return to his homeland as "someone who can do something for someone else."
LIFE STEPS (12 part series) Jim Watson 2003 PBS
Michael Pritchard talks to high school kids about what it is to be a teenager today, their problems, fears, hopes, dreams, accomplishments and failures. Dramatic stories and Michael's hilarious standup routines are mixed in with frank discussions with kids.
HOLD YOUR BREATH Maren Monsen 2004
Mohammad Kochi and his family escaped Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion and tried to adapt to life in Fremont, CA. After being diagnosed with cancer, Mr. Kochi, his family, friends and doctors engage in a year long series of mis-communications and assumptions that prevent Mr. Kochi from receiving the chemotherapy that might have extended his life. Religion, cultural differences, medical practices and training and fear of the unknown all play their parts in this tragedy. Verite doc footage is interspersed with lyric visual and sound design sequences that describe Mr. Kochi's life and passage into death.
WAILA! (Making The People Happy) (Dan Golding and Jaime Kibben) 2009 PBS
Since its adoption and reinvention by the Tohono O'odham people in the 1930s, Waila or “Chicken Scratch” music has become a major focus of native culture and social life in rural parts of southern Arizona. The joyous music is played at all sorts of social events, and ensembles span several generations of players. Featuring the Joaquin Brothers band.
TRANSGENDER MD (MEgTV/Discovery Health, Nancy Saslow) 2009
Transgender M.D. is the story of Dr. Marci Bowers — the only gynecologist in the tiny town of Trinidad, Colorado. She's also one of the nation's best-known gender reassignment surgeons … and the reason Trinidad has come to be known as "the sex change capital of the world." She is especially sympathetic to her patients, since she is transgender herself.
FOSTERING LOVE (MEgTV/Discovery Health, Nancy Saslow) 2009
Jim and Mark are a married gay couple who are parents to children of their own, children they’ve adopted, children they have as foster kids and a diverse herd of animals on a ranch in central California. We follow their extremely complicated lives through their marriage, move to the country from SF, and the arrival of yet more kids and animals.
DANCING WITH GAIA (Jo Carson) 2009
Jo Carson’s feature length exploration of the origins, practices and meaning of goddess worship throughout human culture.
LITERACY (California's Libraries)
Mortarotti Ramirez Productions 2005 Produced by Robin Mortarotti, directed by Roy Cox.
Four adults who were once illiterate talk about their struggles with learning to read as an adult, their problems with self-esteem and employment and their gratitude to their mentors and the libraries that supported them.
THE WEIGHT OF OBESITY Mickey Freeman, 2005; 1 hr. PBS
A clear and straightforward look at the epidemic of childhood obesity in the USA today, its causes, its effects and some good ideas on how to change things. Very direct and affecting interviews with children, parents and nutrition experts interwoven with stories of children's lives while coping with being overweight.
THE DISENCHANTED FOREST Sarita Siegel 2001 (National Geographic)
A 3 year observation of the near extinction of the orangutans of Borneo, and the handful of heroic people trying to keep the species alive. With noted orangutan researchers Ann Russon and Willi Smits, shot in the jungles of Kalimantan province. (1 hr.)
PASSION and DISCIPLINE Steven Schecter, written by James Marsh (2002)
What is it to be a leader today? Why should we be virtuous when it seems that virtue is not rewarded? Who are we? James Marsh, professor emeritus at Stanford University looks for answers to these questions in the writings of Miguel De Cervantes (DON QUIXOTE), in interviews and documentary scenes the world over, as well as in historical footage of leaders of the past. Characters from feature films old and new round out Marsh's thesis that it is vital for a modern leader to know who he or she is in order to lead effectively.
DIVIDED LOYALTIES Sophia Constantinou, 2000 PBS
A personal view of the history of the island nation of Cyprus, its struggle for freedom and its current division into Greek and Turkish zones. Striking images and wonderful music, interviews with Cypriots from both sides, elderly and young. Golden Gate Award winner @ the San Francisco Int'l Film Festival (1 hr.)
THE LEGACY Michael J. Moore 1998 PBS
Prisons, politics, and the "3 strikes" law in California.
The main protagonists in the drama of the advent of the most severe mandatory-sentencing law in US history tell their stories directly to the camera, and reveal themselves completely. Season opener for PBS "POV" series. (Film and video mixes) Big hit @ Sundance Festival.
WORLDS APART Maren Monsen and Julia Haslett (2003)
Four patients, three from Third World cultures and an African American man confront the assumptions and procedures of the American medical system with mixed results in a very thought-provoking documentary. A Cambodian girl's grandmother refuses to allow an operation because the scar will follow her into the next life. A Muslim man refuses chemotherapy since he believes it will make him unclean and thus unable to pray. A Puerto Rican woman believes more in her traditional remedies and in the state of her emotions than in western medicine, and a black man w/ sickle cell anemia wonders at the institutionalized racism of his therapy.
RISING WATERS Andrea Torrice 2000 PBS
Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands
An eloquent CPB-funded film on how the sea-level rise caused by global warming is sinking the island nations of the Pacific. Beautiful shots of the Pacific Islands and concise interviews with scientists, government leaders and activists. (1 hr)
MAKING TUTTI Davia Nelson, Karen McCabe ITVS PBS 1997
About the making and performing of FULL MOON OVER TUTTI, a tragicomedy starring Don "Father Guido Sarducci" Novello, 600 SF school kids and a small herd of sheep. Sound cut, sound design, music recording and editing) . (@)
THE LAST STAND: Ancient Redwoods and the Bottom Line Holiday Phelan, Shirley Gutierrez; 2000
Follows the story of the California Headwaters Forest from a model of "sustainable yield" logging to clear-cuttable cash cow for a shady financier, becoming in the process the site of the largest sustained environmental protest campaign in history. Features Julia Butterfly Hill, David Harris, Darryl Cherney, David Brower and other prominent environmentalists. (1 hr.)
We Don't Live Under NORMAL CONDITIONS Rhonda Collins, 1999
A new perspective on depression, society, government and the drug companies.
OUT: The Making of a Revolutionary Sonja de Vries and Rhonda Collins; 2000
The story of Laura Whitehorn, a member of the "Resistance Conspiracy 6", a radical lesbian, the "US Capitol Bomber" of 1983 and a political prisoner for 14 years. Excellent interviews illustrated by well-chosen historical footage.
In addition to post-production sound, I also contributed 16 music cues to this film.
CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND Robin Mortarotti 2005
A short film about the oldest chirldren's theme park in America, and one of the last that type with a homey, non-commercial feel. Includes interviews with young performers and a master puppetteer.
DO YOU KNOW THIS IS A STORYTELLING MUSEUM? Greg Young, 2003
A beautiful small documentary about the chaotic life and struggles of Oakland storyteller Mary "Orunamamu" Washington as she battles social workers, well-meaning helpers, her family and friends to establish her house as a museum devoted to her lifetime of teaching and storytelling. Her methods sometimes seem odd, but her wisdom is undeniable.
SPEAKING FREELY Louise Vance 1999 PBS
PBS show featuring free-flowing conversations with 9 women from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. (1 hr)
SAVING OUR SCHOOLS Jim Watson 1999
2 part series Michael Pritchard talks to high school students about hate and violence in their schools and what they can do about it.
WOMEN'S INITIATIVE Robin Mortarotti 2000
A short documentary on how and why a group of successful women investors became interested in the stock market.@
DEFINING MOMENTS Donna Goldman 2000
A short sponsored film on the history of the Charles Schwab corp.
DREAM BUILDING (Habitat For Humanity) Donna Goldman doc. short 1999
A short film on home building for the poor in 7 American cities.
TRAV's TRAVELS 3 part geography series for kids. 1998 Erin Crysdale IVN
Fun, offbeat and very well reviewed in educational press.
RED RIBBON WEEK Jim Watson 1998
A documentary that follows Michael Pritchard as he talks to elementary and middle school kids about drug and alcohol abuse.
FOREVER COOL Robert Dalva,Rob Nillson and Veronica Selver
26 episode internet documentary 1997 An elegant series of stories on life-changing told with stills and dialog.
The Making of THINK DIFFERENT Louise Vance 1998.
The making of the new Apple Computer ad campaign.
THE SPIRIT WITHIN: The Disney Channel / IVN Lorraine Hess-Seymour, Louise Lo 1996
(Soundtrack award, Outdoor Writers Assn. Film Festival, Golden Apple: Nat. Educ. Film Festival '97.) (Series sound designer.)
STARTING SMALL: Teaching Tolerance Margie McGovern 1997 PBS
1 hr. PBS documentary special Sound edit/design.
GREAT MINDS OF SCIENCE Tim Smith 1995 Discovery Channel
(6 part series) Very high-level scientists in conversation with the editor of Discover. (Series sound designer.)
CREATURES OF THE BLUE, CREATURES OF THE WILD Sierra Club-IVN Louise Lo 1995
Kids nature series for the Sierra Club. (Series sound designer.)
GREAT SPLENDORS OF THE WORLD Chris Valentini and Rob Fruchtman The Disney Channel 1994
International culture doc series for Disney Channel. (Series sound designer.)
EXPLORING ANTARCTICA Michael Moore, Emiko Omori. 1994 Discovery Channel
Follows a group of naturalists on a journey to Antarctica.
WONDERS OF THE WORLD Chris Valentini, Marianne Gammon. TV series, Disney Channel, 1992-6
(Series sound designer.)
Nominated for daytime national Emmy for sound editing/mixing, 1993 and 1994. Emmy for best daytime special 1993.