Trans Fatty Lives: Documentary


The last 2 months I’ve spent Sound designing, Sound Editing, and Mixing this film in 5.1 for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. I finished the final mix and print-mastered the film at the Dolby stage in Burbank Ca. which is a great sounding stage!

It’s an Incredible doc and I highly recommend you watch it if you get the chance!

Here’s the trailer I mixed for web release.



The dialogue editing took about a week and a half to get through. There was Dialogue from VHS tapes, DV cams, to Nagra recordings. It took quite a bit of RX4 to get the job done.

This was a very sound design heavy doc, about 3 weeks worth. I took an old VCR and ran some FX and dialogue through it while I ripped the tape, rubbed magnets on the playhead, and just destroyed the sounds. I used this audio for a lot of the glitch transition FX seen throughout the film.

A lot of the granular soft synth Alchemy is heard throughout the film. It’s great for the whoosh design, LFE enhancements, and transitions.

I recorded some gunshots a couple months back that made it into the film as well. The gunshot sound I used in the film was from a British Enfield 303 bolt action rifle. A sweet sounding piece of history!

Pre-mixed the film at Subtracive for a week and a half and then finished up at the Dolby stage in Burbank Ca.

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