Our instructors represent an entire generation of entertainment industry experience accumulated through the golden era of analog, to the birth of digital and now Blu-ray. As industry veterans with hundreds of major film, TV and music credits for audio production spanning over three decades, they have also been recognized for outstanding creative achievements. In addition to all levels of Avid certification, these highly acclaimed professionals also provide their own industry crafted expertise covering every aspect of sound production and audio engineering that truly defines contemporary audio production including: recording, editing, mixing, mastering, foley, dialog, sound design, sound effects, voice-over production, video game audio and much more.
DALE “D-WIZ” EVERINGHAM
Dale “D-Wiz” Everingham is a 30-year award-winning veteran of the Entertainment Industry with over 25 RIAA awards. As an engineer, mixer, producer, mixer, mastering engineer, studio owner and musician, Dale played a big part in many successful platinum artists, studios, labels and culture. Has created works
with Destiny’s Child, Mazzy Star, E-40, En Vogue, Too Short, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Sponge Bob, Toyota, Apple, Ubisoft, CapCom, & EA to name a few.
Solange Schwalbe is an award-winning sound editor and Foley supervisor with 25 years of experience and more than a 115 film credits. She has worked on major productions for Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, New Line, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Sony, and many other studios. Schwalbe has been honored with 22 Golden
Reel nominations and the prestigious top award in 2002 for Foley editing on Black Hawk Down. She has edited sound for four Oscar nominated features. Schwalbe is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and the Editors Guild, as well as a recent board member of the Motion Pictures Sound Editors group. She is widely known in the industry as “Solange of Hollywood.”
Joel Krantz is a freelance audio instructor, editor, mixer, consultant, and course writer living in the Los Angeles area. He collaborated with Avid to write and design the 101, 201, 210M, 210P, and 310P Pro Tools classes now being used at Avid Authorized Training Centers worldwide. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he worked in New York City for six years as a product specialist and training instructor for Avid. He holds both bachelors and masters degrees in music.
Kevin Church has worked in the pro audio industry in live shows and recording studios for over 15 years. With over 25 major label albums to his credit as a 1st or 2nd engineer, he has worked on everything from The Debut Porno for Pyros album to the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Live concert experience has included Joe
Walsh and Edgar Winter tours as F.O.H. engineer, to House gigs at the Roxy, and 3rd Encore, with acts like Black Sabbath and Elton John.
Rickely Dumm teaches two of Video Symphony’s exclusive soundfor-cinema courses: PT 225 Editing Sound Effects, and PT235 Editing Backgrounds. Dumm brings a wealth of industry experience to his Pro Tools classroom. He has been a sound effects editor or sound editor for more than 80 feature films since 1987. Some of his notable credits: Ladder 49 (Touchstone), The Final Cut (Lions Gate), Road to Perdition (20th Century Fox-Dreamworks), Rush Hour 2 (Spyglass-NewLine), Absence of The Good (Columbia-TriStar), Independence Day (20th Century Fox), Love Don’t Cost a Thing (Alcon-Warner Bros), The Mask of Zorro (Amblin-TriStar), Rollerball (MGM), and Fatal Instinct (MGM).
Arthur Farkas has been a sound editor, recordist and mixer on over 200 projects during the last 20 years. His extensive credits have created a unique perspective on film and television sound that extends from garage studios to million dollar stages
Mehdi’s body of work includes sound editing on the IMDB Top All- Time Documentary Heima about the journey in the homeland for Icelandic band Sigur Ros. He is also active as a sound editor and mixer on national television commercials and music instructional DVDs by leading instrumentalists. Mehdi has a strong passion for teaching aspiring sound editors by challenging them during “Real World” workshops. His classes and teaching techniques have consistently earned him teaching awards and stellar reviews. Rior to relocating to Los Angeles to follow his passion for sound, Mehdi lived in Paris, France, where he enjoyed a successful career in Financial IT. From his studies in France, Mehdi holds an M.S. in Electro-Optical Engineering from Orsay University and an MBA from Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Steve Saltzman is a Certified Digidesign Pro Tools Instructor as well as an active freelance music editor. Steven has worked on studio projects for Sony Pictures, Paramount, MGM, Dreamworks SKG, Disney, Lions Gate Films and Warner Bros., as well as independent films with such directors and producers such as John
Cusack, Jon Avnet, David Duchovny and Randa Haines. Some of the composers he has worked with include Mark Mothersbaugh, George Fenton, J.A.C. Redford, Larry Groupe’ Ernest Troost and others. Mr. Saltzman has received Golden Reel nominations for his music editing and composed the music for Chicken From Outerspace, nominated for an Academy Award Of Merit for Animated film. Some recent music editing projects include Dragon Ball, War, Inc. Strange Wilderness, Bewitched, Desperate Housewives, Santa’s Slay, Strangers With Candy, House Of D, The Perfect Score, A Guy Thing, Heart Breakers, and The Creature of The Sunnyside Up Trailer Park, a recent film by Christopher Coppola. Currently Mr. Saltzman is music editing, producing independent music CD projects, an active board member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors and teaching Pro Tools.
VICTORIA ROSE SAMPSON
Victoria Rose Sampson has been a Feature Film Sound Editor since 1973, and has written, directed and edited two award winning short films CLICK THREE TIMES and LAST CHANCE SALOON. With over 131 film credits to her name, her recent credits include Sex and the City: The Movie, Wild Hogs, Evan Almighty, Transylmania, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Fun with Dick and Jane to name a few. She has won Golden Reel awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for her sound editing work on Pirates of the Caribbean, Under Siege, The River, and Romancing the Stone. Sampson is also on the board of the Alliance of Women Directors and a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700 of the IATSE and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (where she serves on the Sound Branch Executive Committee).
David Sonnenschein is a sound designer and author with bothacademic and practical sound design experience. In pursuit of hisabiding interest in cinema sound, he has studied neurobiology,physiology, and the principles of psychoacoustics. Well-traveledas a filmmaker, Sonnenschein has been awarded the VernaFields Trophy for Best Sound by the Motion Picture SoundEditors. Sonnenschein’s book, “Sound Design – The ExpressivePower of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema”, has been enthusiastically reviewed on Amazon.com. One sound professional wrote: “It covers everything that can be heard on asoundtrack. An absolute MUST for anyone interested in sounddesign.”