SAC alumni Andy Mineo provided the song Desperados for the official trailer for Ben Affleck’s new movie Live By Night. Ben Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston police captain who becomes and outlaw. The song was produced by Illmind who has worked with Kanye West, Drake, J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Ludacris, 50 Cent, and others. Congrats Andy!
Lance Holloway is a 2016 graduate of the program and is now a busy free lance sound reinforcement engineer in New York City. After a summer internship with the AVS Production Group Lance began working part time for them during his senior year. After graduation Lance became a freelance engineer primary with AVS Production Group and KM Productions. During the past year he has worked on various shows including Pitbull’s US tour with Prince Royce, R-Kelly’s east cost tour, will.i.am and Wyclef Jean in Central Park, Demi Lovato and Lady GaGa at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Victor Manuelle at Radio City Music Hall, Tiësto and Galantis at Brooklyn Hangar.
Dave Tirolo is a 2006 graduate of the Sonic Arts Center, David is a member of IATSE Local 52 and is working in New York and around the country as a sound mixer and a playback mixer for television and film location recordings. He has worked on commercials, episodic and reality TV, independent films, and major features. As a Pro Tools Playback Mixer, he has worked on Gotham, The Knick, Girls, Glee, Broad City, Power, The Wolf of Wall Street and Marvel’s Netflix show Luke Cage. As a sound mixer he has worked on commercials for Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, AT&T, HBO, NY Lottery, and ESPN to name a few. To see a complete listing of Dave’s professional experience please visit the IMDB website. For videos of some of the commercial and shorts Dave has worked on please visit his YouTube page.
Eric Bell, a 2008 graduate of the Sonic Arts Center, is a three-time Emmy Award winner and an accomplished drummer. After graduation Eric spent several years as a video editor working at various television networks including SNY, YES, MSNBC, ABC, NBC Sports and A&E. In 2010 and 2011, he won Emmy Awards for shows he edited at SNY under the category of “Outstanding Sports Coverage” and “Outstanding Sports Programming.” In 2014, Eric won a National Emmy Award under the category of “Outstanding New Approaches” for producing NBC Sports’ web coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In the Spring of 2015, Eric became a Video Producer for Sony Music’s Arcade Creative Group an add agency formed by Sony Music. In this new role, Eric produces video content for record labels and artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Jeff Buckley, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson and many more. As a drummer, Eric has performed with Katharine McPhee (American Idol, Smash, Scorpion) and at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony on NBC.
Ian Reilly, 2012 graduate of the program, is a Digital Media Assistant for the New York Philharmonic. Ian assists Audio Director Lawrence Rock in the recording, editing, mixing, and production for the orchestra’s radio, television, and commercial releases. Ian has worked on PBS broadcasts including Audra McDonald in Concert and A Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma on Live from Lincoln Center, Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd featuring Emma Thompson, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. In addition, Ian has assisted on the New York Philharmonic with Alan Gilbert iTunes releases and the The New York Philharmonic This Week radio releases.
John Rezin, a 2002 graduate of the program, is a busy mixing/tracking engineer and vocal producer in Los Angeles for artists including John Legend, Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5, Krewella, Ne-Yo, Santana, One Direction, and Girl’s Generation. Jon has been the main mixer for producer/songwriter Toby Gad who has written #1 hits for Beyonce (“If I Were A Boy”), Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”), and many more. Jon has worked on vocal production with American Idol talent for the last seven years as well as numerous Disney movies, Disney Channel shows, and the X-Factor television show
Cherrelle Crews interned at Daddy’s House Recording Studios during the 2013 Spring semester. Daddy’s House is part of Bad Boy Entertainment owned by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. As a result of her internship she was asked to create and record the music track for “Jack Thriller Interlude” (track 24) on Wyclef Jean’s mix tape April Showers released this past Spring. Congratulations to Cherrelle for her first professional credit.
From January 13 through January 19 the documentary feature film There’s a Future in the Past will be playing in New York City at the Cinema Village. Paul Kozel, SAC director recorded and mixed most of the music for the film at various venues in the Northeast, did the dialog editing, and mixed the audio for the film. The movie is a documentary on Vince Giordano a band leader and conservator of “Hot Jazz”, music from the 1920s and 30s. If you’ve ever watched “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Aviator”, “Revolutionary Road”, and many Woody Allen films including his latest Cafe Society, you’ve heard Vince and his bandmates, the “Nighthawks”, providing the music. The film is distributed in North America by First Run Features. After it’s run in New York the film moves out west to Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, and Scottsdale, AR.
Jo Keita, a native of Japan, is a recent graduate of the music and audio technology program. Jo works as a free-lance composer, sound designer, music producer, engineer, and session guitarist around New York City. He also works for W.A. Entertainment Inc., a Japanese Film Production company specializing in underscoring and sound design. His professional credits include work as a composer, sound designer, sound editor, and re-recording mixer for the feature film Magic and Loss directed by Lim Kah-wai and composer, arranger, and sound designer for the feature film Two Rabbits in Osaka (video here) directed by Lim Tai-hyung.
Gary is a recent graduate of the music and audio technology program and is a musician, songwriter/arranger, producer, and audio engineer. During his internship for Billboard Magazine’s video production department, Gary tracked and mixed live performances of artists like The Drums, Twin Shadow, Bun B, and the Goo Goo Dolls. He also provided the broadcast mix for Bruno Mars’ live television performance from New York’s Z100 Jingle Ball 2010, at Madison Square Garden which aired on Fuse TV. In addition, Gary also mixed three songs from a recent Keri Hilson live performance (video here) on the Billboard Tastemakers series. Gary is presently interning at Mophonics Studios with Josh Brochausen where he recently co-wrote the music with Josh for a nationally broadcasted commercial by Dodge for their RAM truck line (video here). Gary also plays in a band of his own called Vision Through Sound, and produced and recorded their most recent album These Things Happen at the Sonic Arts Center.