YES! Jeff Schmidt Productions will be in Philadelphia for Podcast Movement 2018! If see me walking around looking dopey please say hello!
Lots of work has been going on behind the scenes. The results of which will be hitting your earholes soon!
The follow up from Mark Ramsey & I to Inside Psycho and Inside The Exorcist. 7 Episodes of our signature style audio rich single narrator story-telling inspired by the stories behind the making of a classic. This is a great follow up for the Inside series - and you'll definately want to bring it to the beach!
POPS! The Remarkable Story of Louis Armstrong:
Written by Mark Ramsey, acted/narrated by Reno Wilson and audio design by yours truly - this is a mold breaker. We take the single narrator audio rich approach of the "Inside" series and make it a first person account by Louis himself - from birth to death and 6 episode of goodness in between. Can't wait for you to hear this.
True Crime? Check! Sept is the release - will share more information as soon as I can.
A few other projects already out in the world - Trader Joe's podcast
Several more in early stages.
Will update as allowed.
Just a wee bit meta here - Mark Ramsey and I chat about the making of Inside The Exorcist podcast.
Why The Exorcist? Why tell the story of the film and its makers in podcast form? And why choose a fresh audio graphic-novel storytelling approach? Those are just a few of the questions answered in this “behind the scenes” look at the making of one of the hottest podcasts of the year. Series creator and narrator Mark Ramsey talks with the show’s amazing sound designer Jeff Schmidt. Don’t miss the discussion about the secret “Easter egg” hidden in the audio that was only recently discovered by a Russian fan, or the inspiration for the chilling ending (hint: It is a movie, but it’s not The Exorcist).
Sound effect library website A Sound Effect is a terrific resource for indie sound effect libraries which I use quite often. Beyond that - It's also an amazing resource for behind the scenes interviews with some of the most creative sound designers in media - film, TV, video games - and now - podcasts!
Check it out HERE and make sure to check out all their other interviews as well - lots of inspiration and stuff to learn!
My latest collaboration with Mark Ramsey is out in the world - Inside The Exorcist Podcast. Mark wrote and narrated the 7 episode deep dive into the making of the classic film. I provided all Audio Design. This is by far the most ambitious audio only project I've ever worked on. Once you give the series a listen I think you'll understand why. Mark doubled down and created scenes that I had no idea how I was going to create with sound. It was an incredible challenge and I found myself disappearing into the work - a rarity for sure.
Please give the show a listen and if you dig or appreciate it - consider giving it a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts and other platforms - it helps others discover the show as well.
I'll be back with more details about the audio design in a future post. If you have any questions about how the series was created drop me a note and I'll try my best to answer it. :)
I'm excited and proud to announce the launch of true crime podcast "Dirty John" - a collaboration between the L.A. Times and Podcast network Wondery. The 6 episode series will be published in conjunction with articles in the L.A. Times. I think people are really going to like it.
I created Audio Design for the series which included the discovery and placing of several licensed songs - including an infectious theme song "Devil's Got Your Boyfriend" by Tracy Bonham. Future posts will detail the Audio Design process for Dirty John.
Below is the trailer I designed which sold the group on using the Tracy Bonham track as a theme and the overall Audio Direction I would go on to create for the series.