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Summary

Motivated Sound Engineer, experienced on location sound recording and featured film music composition and mixing as well as running ADR/Foley sessions. Effective in team communication, responsive and quickly adapt to changes. 

Education

Sep 2010Jul 2016

B.A in Communication Arts, emphasis Tv/Film

Lebanese American University

Education and training in tv station and film making process.

Proficient experience in Theatre as actor, light operator, light designer, stage hand and stage management.

May 10h 2017April 20th 2018

AES

Recording Arts Canada

Training and experience in Studio and Live Sound industry.

Skills

Video Editing

Knowledgeable with Sony Platinum Movie Studio/Vegas, (can quickly learn other software, basic understanding of Final Cut Pro) have an in depth understanding in the technical side and creative side of visual editing for project's benefits.

Experienced editor for the behind the scenes for student short films.

Studio and Live Experience

Experience in a running a few solo sessions on Protools for playlists ADR and Foley projects. Performed a band recording as well as sound engineer two live venues with different teams successfully.

Have experience and trained with preventing quick and clock ticking trouble shootfor live performances as well as studio problems.

Trained with basic experience to tune the room for venues or studios as well as ringing out the monitors for live stages.

Pre-Production

Experienced in handling Cue Sheets for Foley/ADR sessions and Log Sheets for on set film recordings as well as Technical Riders for venues.

Location scouting to spot early problems that can be resolved on set or prevented before hand.

Audio Software

Knowledgeable in Ableton and Protools shortcuts, can ready and prepare sessions for new or existing projects, print/bounce and exporting tracks/projects to proper required formats. Basic knowledge in  Logic Pro shortcuts and proficient routing in Reason.

Proficient understanding and use of Subtractive and Granular Synthesizers and filters. Basic understanding of Frequency Modulation Synthesizers.

Equipment Management and Setup for Audio

Properly setup recording equipment with proper cable management to prevent from tripping, confusion and future cable coiling due to poor cable packing as well as proper microphone setup care with stands. Proper understanding of microphone distance and positioning for a wide variety of instruments including guitar and bass amps for project benefits.

Can tune drums and find good spot for drums to shine in a room.

Equipment Knowledge

Proficient language in the basic terminology of different types of microphones and their polar pattern as well as functionality and purposes.

Knowledgeable in hybrid and analogue boards as well as patch-bays.

Proper understanding of bass decibel changes for bass amplifiers in a room.

Basic Soldering

Can perform basic repairs for XLR and TS/TRS cables and protect the soldering needle for a long lasting life.

Audio Post-Production

Experienced in audio cleaning and signal processing such as cleaning EQ and Coloration EQ, transparent/aggressive compression and different types of distortions and detailed understanding of reverb. Experienced user in Sound Forge Pro 11.0 with Izoptope Mastering Suite.

Work experience

20142016

Sound Designer "Aerials" - Feature Film  - Feature Film - U.A.E., Dubai

Fat Brothers

Sound design for the first Sci-Fi feature film in the U.A.E called "Aerials", assigned to make teaser music and tracks for the film with a met deadline. The film was shot in U.A.E. and made by film maker Ghanem Ghubash.

Link to teaser: Click here.

Link to article in English by IGN : Click here.

Link to Wikipedia page : Click here.

2015

Music Composition for Antami NGO's promotional Video.

Antami NGO

Composed a full music track for a promotional video.

2015

Sound Recordist and Cleaning "Al Batal" - Student Short Film

Sound recording and cleaning for Student Short Film called "Al Batal" directed by Ali Fakih.

2015

Video Editing, Sound Recording and Cleaning "Wired" - Student Short Film

Sound recorded, cleaned and video edited Lebanese student short film "Wired" directed by Mohammad Hissi.

2015

Sound Recording and Cleaning "Blood Brothers" - Student Short Film

Sound Recording and cleaning for student short film "Blood Brothers" directed by Zeina Badran.

2015

Sound Recording "Four Walls" - Student Short Film

Sound recording for student short film "Four Walls" directed by Lianne Souki.

2014

Secondary Sound Mixer "She and Politics" - Feature Film - Lebanon

The Bass and Brass

Sound mixed for Lebanese feature film "She and Politics", assigned to mix several tracks into scenes, delivered with positive results.

2013

Sound Recording and Cleaning "Old Man Grey" - Student Short Film

Recording and cleaning sound for student short film called "Old Man Grey" directed by Omar Somai. Successfully cleaned noise in the noisy streets of Beirut.

2013

Advertisement Video Editing "80 Steps" - Theatre

80 Steps

Video edited a television advertisement released on local Lebanese TV channels for the theatre play directed by Aliya Khalidi.

2013

Light Operator "80 Steps" - Theatre - Lebanon, Beirut

Babel Theatre

Light operated on a light dimmer board for the play "80 Steps" directed by Aliya Khalidi.

Training & Internship

A vivid internship at LibanEcho, Lebanon's first online movie database carrying lists of trailers and synopsis in order to empower the visibility of Lebanese filmmakers.

In-depth training on operating and rigging Arri Alexa XT and RED Dragon cameras with prime lenses at Cinequipped, a powerful production house in Lebanon, Beirut.