Mike Schapiro Sound Design

Resume & Demo Reel



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Mike is currently working to put together a new demo reel. For now, you can view a collection of some of the projects Mike has worked on, via the Sound and Video page. Further demos are available upon request.



MICHAEL COPLAN SCHAPIRO

Sound Design | Recording | Music | Composition | Interactive Design

1226 N. Fuller Ave #16, West Hollywood CA, 90046 | 1-323-795-2929 | mike@mikeschapiro.com

(References available upon request.)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sound Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006
Minor, Interactive and Game Design.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: SOUND/MUSIC PROJECTS, 2008-2010

•Sound Designer and Editor, Margarita Mix Hollywood
6838 Romaine Street Los Angeles, CA 90038
Motorcity (TV series, 17 episodes) Disney XD
   Texas-ify It (21 May 2012)
   The Duke of Detroit (7 June 2012)
   Vendetta (14 June 2012)
   Blonde Thunder (21 June 2012)
   Going Dutch (28 June 2012)
   Ride of the Fantasy Vans (5 July 2012)
   The Duke of Detroit Presents (12 July 2012)
   Off the Rack (19 July 2012)
   (other episodes not yet aired)
Black Dynamite: The Animated Series (TV series, 4 episodes) Adult Swim
   Apocalypse, This! Or for the Pity of Fools Aka Flashbacks Are Forever (2012)
   The Shit That Killed the King or Weekend at Presley's (2012)
   A Crisis for Christmas or The Dark Side of the Dark Side of the Moon (2012)
   Bullhorn Nights or Murder She Throats (2011)

•Sound Designer, Gametracks (a division of Danetracks),
7356 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA,
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (VG) Insomniac
   Creature Vocals and Additional In-Game Cinematic Sounds for Yeti Enemy
Diablo III (VG) Blizzard
   Additional In-Game Environmental Object Sound Design
SHIFT 2: Unleashed (VG) EA
   Main Menu User Interface Sound Design
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (VG) Blizzard
   Creature, Ambience, and Doodad In-Game Sound Design
Blur (VG) Activision
   In-game Sound Effects Design and User Interface Sound Design
Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne (VG) NCSoft
   In-Game Creature Sound Effects and Vocal Design for Expansion Pack
Sonic and SEGA All Stars Racing (VG) SEGA
   Sound Designer for Tradeshow Trailer
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (VG) Activision
   Sound Designer: Cinematics
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (VG) Activision
   Sound Designer: Cinematics
Monsters Vs. Aliens (VG) Activision
   Sound Designer: Cinematics

•Editor, Engineer, Danetracks, Inc,
7356 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA,
Unknown White Male “Geronimo” Theatrical Trailer
   Apprentice Sound Editor (MPEG)
The Cabin In The Woods, director, Drew Goddard (Release: 2011)
   Apprentice Sound Editor (MPEG)
Chum, director, Gavin Carlton (Release 2010)
   Supervising Sound Editor
Outrage, director, Kirby Dick (Release 2009)
   Audio Engineering Support
The Call, directors, David and Jerusha Kiang
   Sound Editor
The Day The Earth Stood Still, director, Scott Derrickson (Release 2008)
Danetracks Mix Stage Editorial Systems Engineer (uncredited)

•Additional design/management projects at Danetracks:
•Created and managed production of letterhead logos,
graphics and headquarter signage, and other marketing materials.
•Designed custom software using Max/MSP.
•Recorded foley, field, and SFX sounds.
•Organized archival library and designed company database.

•Sound Editor at Soundswild, Inc,
7356 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
The Wayshower, director, Jsu Garcia
   Hard Effects and Sound Design

FREELANCE SOUND EXPERIENCE 2002-2010

The Klare Project, independent short animated film, dir. Drew Newman
     Sound Editor and Mixer
Trivia For Suits, Online video game show, produced by Visualplasma Media, Chicago, IL.
     Audio recordist/boom operator for cutaway shots and trivia questions.
eBay Testimonials, online video production, SpaceMan Media, New York, NY.
     Audio recordist at the DO Division/Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, IL.
The Catch, proposed pilot for the Outdoor Network, Standoff Studios, Lincolntown, GA.  
     Lead Post-production sound.
12 Fl Oz, narrative film directed by Dalton Harpe, Dublin, GA.
     Supplementary production sound.
Growing Down, narrative film directed by Jeremy Bowditch; Savannah, GA
     Lead Production sound, post-production editing and mixing.
Untitled album by Seven Gates to Elsewhere, Savannah, GA.
     Recordist; Stereo mixing and engineering. 
Untitled cuts by 6’7” (rap artist), at Channel 1 Productions, Bluffton, SC.
     Vocal recording, mixing/remixing MIDI tracks.
Heart, Sword, Perseverance, documentary film, directed by Andrew Bush. Tokyo, Japan. 
     Location sound, post-production editing and mixing. 
CGMusic, Evanston, Evanston, IL. Chris Granner, principal.
     Composed several tracks of music for The Sopranos pinball game, produced by Stern Pinball.
     Sound-edited samples for Elvis pinball game.
     Edited and integrated vocal tracks for “WWE Raw 3,” X-Box video game.    
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
     Lectured on Propellerheads’ Reason 2.5 and 3.0 for Prof. Rob Miller.
     Presented MIDI curriculum in the Digidesign ProTools 101 certification course.
Teller/Madsen Museum Design, Chicago, Illinois
     As paid intern: redesigned website, helped design interactive kiosks and demo CD’s.
Block Gallery of Art, Northwestern University/Evanston Township High school, 2002
     Curated, designed, installed and composed original music for “9-11, Visions, Sounds and Words,” an electronic exhibit showcasing
     student responses to 9-11.  

PROFICIENCIES

Extremely quick study in any studio or production hardware and software.

Software: Avid Protools 5 through 9; Waves, McDSP, GRM, Soundtoys, Serato, Melodyne, and Izotope plugins; Cycling '74 Max/MSP/Jitter, Native Instruments Reaktor and Komplete; Propellerheads' Reason, Recycle, Record; Steinberg Cubase; Adobe Creative Suite. FMOD EX. SoundMiner.

Hardware: Avid Protools HD systems and consoles; Production gear such as the Wendt X5, PSC Alphamix, Sound Devices 442; boom operation; hard disk recorders such as the Fostex FR2, Sound Devices 722, Korg MR1000, and various DAT systems.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA)
  First Place in Avant Garde/Electronic category, Composition Competition, 2001, Peoria, Illinois

Second Annual Illinois Student Technology Conference, 1999.
  Student presenter. Was only Freshman chosen by high school to present.

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia:
  Dean's List; Combined Merit II Scholarship

Custer's Last Stand, professional art fair, Evanston, IL, 2000.
  Made/sold comic Sculpey figurines.



ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

Graduate, Evanston Township High School, 2002

Rising Star Program, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2001

High School Institute, Columbia College, Chicago, 2000

(References available upon request)