Resonating Beyond Sound. We speak to audio professionals from all walks of life, to learn how we can better support one another towards a more diversified industry. We also talk to our soundgirls.org profile people and dive a little deeper with them.
Patrushkha Mierzwa: Author, Utility Sound Technician, & Boom Operator for films & television
Patrushkha Mierzwa has worked on over 80 movies and television shows for major directors including Robert Rodriquez, Quentin Tarantino, James Gray, and Robert Altman. She has been a judge for the Emmys, IATSE Sound Local 695 director, and given workshops in Los Angeles, New York City, China, Norway, England, Ireland and Holland. Her Sound Oscar-nominated shows are Ad Astra and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. Patrushkha is one of the first women boom operators in Hollywood and has just published the definitive book on being a Utility Sound Technician, Behind the Sound Cart: A Veteran’s Guide to Sound on the Set.
Beckie Campbell-Owner of B4Media and and Susan Williams- Video Associate Course Director at Full Sail University
In this Special Episode of the SGPodcast, Host Beckie Campbell and Co-host Susan Williams are interviewed by the new SoundGirls podcast host Tori McCook and Co-host Katie Pagacz. We have some serious conversation and also some fun outtakes as we hand off the podcast for the next year. Thank you to ALL of our listeners and ALL our contributors, editors, and the behind-the-scenes team that has help launch this podcast, and have a great first year! We love and appreciate you all. Till next time... Bex and Suz.
Find us on social media: Insta: @b4mediaproduction and @horrorginger www.b4mediaproduction.com
Special Episode of the SoundGirls Podcast
As we approach one year, Beckie and Susan have curated a series of clips featuring advice given by industry professionals. Please enjoy some of our favorite moments throughout the past year, including interviews with Leslie Ann Jones, Tana Douglas, and many more amazing people.
Jess Jacobs: Musician, Mix Engineer, & Music Technologist
As a musician, mix engineer, and music technologist, Jess Jacobs is a Los Angeles-based creative with a massive range of skills and experience to manage and team up with other artists looking to boost their production to the next level.
Jess is often at the forefront of the latest technology such as Livestream production, MIDI/OSC/Ableton/ClyphX programming, and integrating lighting & video technology with music performances. Jess has worked with a wide range of artists such as Pussy Riot, Eloheem, Ella May, Imogen Heap, The Glitch Mob, and Lizzo.
With training from the New England Conservatory of Music, the music technology program at New York University, and courses at Berklee, she continues to innovate and experiment with the latest technology. She regularly partners with modern music programs and vendors such as Ableton, IOMusic Academy, Electronic Creatives' TransMute accelerator, and more.
As an artist, Jess Jacobs is gifted vocally and is also a multi-instrumentalist. Playing guitar, bass, horns, drums and innovates unique beats and arrangements. She is a solo artist and is also part of the LA-based band Modern Panic, and Boston-based band Band without Hands. She composes podcast soundtracks and produces several podcasts in their entirety.
Jett Galindo: Mastering Engineer from The Bakery
Los Angeles-based mastering engineer and vinyl cutter, Jett Galindo of The Bakery, has worked on albums spanning a wide array of genres and artists--Jamila Woods, the La La Land OST, Barbra Streisand, Weezer, to name a few. Graduating with summa cum laude honors from Berklee College of Music, Jett joined the famed Mastering Lab in 2013 as the sole right-hand woman to pioneer mastering engineer Doug Sax. She worked on various notable vinyl releases including Pink Floyd’s final album “Endless River”. Most recently through The Bakery, Jett has helped pave the way for the growing audiophile releases in the video game industry, mastering award-winning releases such as Lena Raine's Minecraft: Nether Update OST and Rozen & Reven's Legend of Zelda "Children of Termina" album. Outside of mastering, Jett also serves as a contributing writer for various trade publications and organizations (iZotope’s LEARN portal, Women in Sound, SoundGirls, etc.).
Kimberley Thomas: Cruise Ship Production Manager & audio engineer
Kimberley Thomas is a multi-faceted production individual currently residing in Tennessee. Originally from the UK, Kimberley strives to be a Jane-of-all-trades while having a lot of fun doing it. She has a BS in Show Production from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL and is currently working on her Masters in Entertainment Business. Her previous positions have included working for House of Blues, Williamson County Performing Arts Center, Parx Casino, and Princess Cruises. For the past year she has been part of the media communications team for a baptist church in southeast Tennessee, focusing on the coordination and execution of their live creative productions.