Schlepping My Way to the Top

January 1, 2011

I love movies and TV shows. I love watching them and I love making them. I always have, for as long as I can remember. My career as an editor would have been just about perfect if I could have slept my way to the top. Unfortunately, with my looks, I was destined for a more conventional approach. […]

UNION MADE: The Lady in the Library

May 1, 2010

People seem to have the impression that I sit in a big office with millions of films which I loan out to interested borrowers… My actual job involves locating stock shots or establishing shots to include in various television shows and feature productions. […]

UNION MADE: How Does One Become a Sound Engineer Anyway?

March 1, 2010

I am still passionately involved—working with clients who require cost-effective methods of designing post-production facilities, recording studios, acoustics and home theatres internationally and am proud to be part of this strenuous but great business. […]

UNION MADE: A Career Plan? Who, Me?

November 1, 2009

Some people have a plan.  I did not, do not, and am still not sure what I would like to be when I grow up.  Oh, I am mostly grown, middle-aged, halfway to somewhere.  Opportunities and luck drew me. […]

UNION MADE: The Mixing Console as a Musical Instrument

July 1, 2009

As a conductor leads an orchestra, and a composer creates ideas and sounds, so does a mixer.  All the elements of dialogue, sound effects, music, creativity and technical ability coalesced as a career choice.  My goal of sound for picture evolved. […]

An Ear for a Career

January 1, 2009

A very summer, my family got invited to the Paramount Studio picnic by my uncle, Al Zuniga. New movie and TV stars would appear; most notably for me were the Cartwrights from Bonanza. Al was Paramount’s trailer editor and his job really intrigued me. […]

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