The Gaming Historian is a well researched and produced seried dedicated to the history of video games. Created by Norman Caruso, the series details the stories behind what it took to create some of the most popular and well known games from years past while also exploring often unknown and peculiar devices and software. The series also unpacks the social and political impacts that is often unknown in the gaming world. The first episode Emi mixed shows the history if Super Mario Bros. 3, check out the playlist below to see all the episodes he’s worked on.
Role: Sound Edit and Mix
Tom Scott’s YouTube Channel is an eclectic mix of educational videos that span topics like technology (old and new), interesting places and cultural curiosities. With such diverse content, the myriad of locations creates a nice variety of challenges when it comes to the edit and mix.
No matter what Tom’s presenting, his personality and on screen presence has allowed his channel to grow to 1.2 million subscribers (as of July 2018) with over 250 million views, and Proximity Sound is proud to add that extra step in creating a professional presentation.
Here is a playlist of the work I’ve performed for Tom:
Role: Supervising Sound Editor
Working once again with Kathleen Hearn, “Los Chicos de 250” once again explores identity and desire as a teen, but this time does it with Cuba as a setting. Dramatizing their true stories, the students on screen have a gravitas that makes it hard to beleive they are not professional actors. This project also provided a unique opportunity for Emi to supervise a small group of students as they completed the sound for the project, instructing them on best practices and compiling their work to get it ready for mix. Check out more about the project below:
Role: Sound Edit & Mix
Kathleen Hearn’s, “The Boys”, is a short, two-hander drama that examines male bonding through a coming of age story. Emi was brought in to improve this edit and mix near the end of completion. Space and perspective were a big part of selling the world in this overall quiet piece.
You can find the project page with links to clips below:
Role: Sound Design and Mix
Directed by Sandra Feldman and Ian Mah, A Touch Of Grey was Emi’s second feature legend film. A “story in a room” piece, it could have also worked as a stage play. Working with the cast was a pleasure and brought some fun performances.
Watch: A Touch Of Grey on Fandor
Role: Sound Design and Mix
Mouse is a short but powerful production created by James Flaherty, a secondary school teacher. A collaboration between the students, school board and the Peel Police, it dramatizes the unfortunately common act of a young boy being indoctrinated into a local gang. It was featured and screened in CTV’s W5, but is now only available as a learning resource from the School Board. Check out the articlea about the piece and a clip featuring an original song performed by the students.
Role: Sound Editor
Shot on a shoe-string budget with a skeleton crew, Only tells the story of two tweens as they explore the backwaters of Northern Ontario. The directorial debut of Ingrid Veninger (co-directed by Simon Reynold’s), this was also Emi’s first feature as a Sound Editor. This project presented many opportunities and challenges due to its setting. The location can be so desolate and isolated that dialogue naturally sounds great with little in the environment interfering. However, how does one create a robust and impactful soundscape in a place that is so quiet?
Music also played a huge part in this project, with the audience listening to the character’s iPods as they complement and compete with the surroundings and each other.
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