Submitted by WBRi on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 14:46.
Carlos 'Storm' Martinez with daughter Tava Rose
New York, March 23, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) New York based
award winning Sound/Mixing Engineer Carlos 'Storm' Martinez gets candid
in this interview about his experience as the Post-Production Supervisor
on the highly praised and internationally acclaimed film LIFE! CAMERA ACTION... produced & directed by Rohit Gupta.
'Storm' as he is known to many is 10 times Grammy Nominated and a
Grammy Award winning Sound/Recording Engineer and Mixer. His role as the
sound engineer in the film 'God of Love' won the Best Live Action Short
at the Oscars 2011. He has worked with the legends in the industry for
many years including Justin Timberlake, Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Roots
to name a few from a vast list. His work won Justin Timberlake the Best
Male POP & Best POP performance at the 2004 Grammy; Patti Labelle,
2005 Grammy nomination for the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performer;
The Roots, 2004 Grammy nomination for the Best Rap Album & Jill
Scott, 2001 Grammy nomination for the Best R&B Album.
Storm owns 'Creative Mixing' a Sound recording company based in New York.
How did this transition from music to movies happened?
Trailer: LIFE! CAMERA ACTION...
Movie transition happened accidentally when I moved to NYC. The scene
died in Philadelphia so I needed to move somewhere I could work and
support family and myself. Once I got to NYC I answered a Craigslist ad
for some needing a short film mixed. I thought, "If I can mix a record,
I can mix a film."
After getting the project files from the producer, I erased
everything they had in there and did all of the sound again-After
hearing everything they told me I was the sound designer as well! As a
music engineer we read the manuals to all of the latest effects boxes so
that we can manipulate sound in any way possible, the problem is that
most musicians don't want their sounds manipulated that much but in film
world where someone hands you a dream sequence that's silent and say
"bring this to life" I get to have real fun with noise tweaking.
How was the Oscars experience?