Production Sound

Jean Souders

Jean Souders has been active professionally in sound for twenty years, juggling jobs in music, sound reinforcement, sound recording, and sound for picture. Most satisfying aspect of production sound: stripping men nearly naked to strap 'em with wireless mics.

If it has to do with sound, Jean Souders has done it. Starting sometime last millennium by attaining a music degree from the #1 party school in the nation, she promptly began her career in food service.

Playing vibes, drums and keyboards in several never-did-get-signed bands, she learned music recording born of necessity. 

After one too many bar gigs and restaurant jobs, Souders enrolled in the Full Sail trade school, graduating Co-Valedictorian from their then fledgling Video/Film program. This put her on a new track: picture over sound. She became a video camera operator/DP, producer, production mixer, boom op and all-'round hired gun.

Jump two hundred shoots later: The Summer of 3GT: stuffing seven people and gear into a studio apartment, twelve hours a day for two weeks could easily yield disaster, but Michaela gently moved always forward, keeping the crew at peace, the actors comfortable, and the schedule sane. 

Memorable mishap: locking Hardeen in the underground (read: no cel service) garage for several hours. A good nervous laugh was had on that one! (Though it's doubtful Hardeen's laughing, yet.) Regarding "Love Songs Of A Third Grade Teacher" Souders immensely enjoyed musing over someone else's dysfunctional love life, for a change.

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