Award-Winning Sound Engineer
Nobody will watch a film or video with bad sound. That’s a fact. Sound is 50% of the production and it’s my responsibility to capture that sound accurately and without external noise. It can be technical at times, but that’s why I love it so much. If it’s not possible to record good sound on set, I can always record in studio and modify the background noise to match. You would never know that the sound was never recorded at the time of the videotaping.
I studied music at Belmont University in Nashville and at UNCC in Charlotte, and I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most advanced sound engineers and musicians today. I’ve taken what I’ve learned in the industry and brought those skills to the film industry. I think it helped better equip me over other engineers, because I was taught to listen to the minutest auditory elements, and that’s what a good sound engineer should do.
Yes, I’m also a musician. What good sound engineer isn’t a musician? My band is called Kairos. The name means the right moment. We play locally in Charlotte, at venues such as Amos’, The Chop Shop, and The Milestone. If I’m not making sounds, I’m recording them.
TONY DAVIS, II
Sound isn’t easy to record properly. It’s essential to have a sound engineer on set, if there are multiple locations being recorded for sound at the same time. Tony has a special gift when it comes to sound. His attention to the details of each production can be easily seen in each of our creations.
Tony is an invaluable part of our success. His strength lies in his ability to recognize potential sound recording issues and correct them before we show up to shoot. He saves time and is instrumental in helping to create stellar results for our clients.
It's important to remember that sound is 50% of the production. Martin Scorsese could shoot the most impressive footage known to man, but if the sound is off-PEOPLE WILL NOTICE.
Tony keeps the sound clean, distortion free, and maintains constant audio levels (volume). He knows which microphones are best suited for each situation. He also has the ability to read, or listen, to a room and place room microphones in the perfect locations.
Now, not to brag, but Tony went to Belmont University, which sits right across the street from music row. Music Row is considered the heart of Nashville's entertainment industry and the home of hundreds of music companies, recording many of today's most popular country music artist.