NAME: Martyn Zub
COMPANY: West Hollywood-based Formosa Group (http://formosagroup.com)
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
We are a new company that focuses on creatively driven work as sound supervisors, sound re-recording mixers, sound editors and sound designers.
WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
Supervising Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Re-recording Mixer.
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
Steer the creative and manage the workflow of the sound on a film. As every film is unique, this role may vary a little, all depending on the requirements of the film and the chosen role.
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
As a supervising sound editor I need to be able to work on all levels of the sound production to get the job done, to get the film sounding the best it possibly could be. For example, I may be cutting Foley, or cutting dialogue, and I just need to get in there and get my hands dirty. The most fun I have is doing the creative work, such as the sound design. For the film I’m currently working on, I’m serving as one of two re-recording mixers.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
Definitely working/collaborating with the director to further their creative vision. Either creating a unique sound, or mixing the film a certain way to get the result that he or she is excited about. It’s always great when you blow their expectations out of the water.
WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
Conforms. In this digital age it’s very rare that a picture is “locked.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?
Early morning, or late night, is when I feel most creative.
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD?
Making/recording sounds in my bedroom. I’m fortunate that I work with like-minded people and get paid to do what I love.
CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON?
A re-recording mixer on Walking With Dinosaurs (Fox, BBC), before that I was a sound effects editor on Frozen (Disney), and a supervising sound editor on Homefront (Millenium).
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
Pro Tools, Soundminer, and I just recently discovered Spanner, which has been so cool to use, especially since I’m mixing 7.1 stems at the moment. Spanner allows you to do some creative panning on that 7.1 output.
WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS DO YOU FOLLOW?
Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.