Monday, January 18, 2010

Meet the Post Crew - Volume 4

Meet the Editor

Frank Mohler is a Los Angeles based video editor. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Theatre, but has been making movies for over 10 years. He currently works freelance; cutting trailers, short films, and DVD special features. His most recent work includes the award winning short film, Rooftop, as well as the DVD bonus features for Transformers and GI Joe the original animated series, and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show. He is currently working on the pilots for two web series.

Meet the Assistant Editor

Born and raised in Manhattan Beach, CA, Caitlin Rafferty attended Loyola Marymount University, in Los Angeles, CA, where she earned her BA in film production. Caitlin also did a semester at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, studying on location documentary film production. Throughout college, Caitlin worked as a videographer and founded her own production company, Two Irish Brats Productions, specializing in event and promotional video production. Upon graduation, Caitlin began working on a variety of reality television shows, and currently works as both an associate producer and editor.

Recent credits: Field editor on season 1 of VH1’s “Tough Love”, associate producer on seasons 3 & 4 of HGTV’s “Secrets That Sell”, associate producer for the HGTV holiday specials “Home for the Holidays” and “Carter Comes Home”, post associate producer on seasons 5-7 of HGTV’s “Carter Can”, and post associate producer for DIY Network’s “Stud Finder.”

Other television credits include: Deal or No Deal, Oprah’s Big Give, Age of Love, The Root of All Evil, The Battle of Gettysburg, Lingo, AKC National Championship Dog Show, and Grease You’re The One That I Want.

For samples of work, visit www.caitlinrafferty.com, or www.twoirishbrats.com.


Meet the Composer

Hamdija Ajanovic was born in year 1973 in Derventa, small town in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia). Most of his childhood was spent in music school, where he studied music theory and received a classical music education with guitar as the major instrument. By his 16th birthday, he was well immersed in the local music scene, playing electric guitar and performing with various bands.

In 1994, Ajanovic moved to Germany and settled in Kassell where he lived and worked as a performing and recording musician, guitar instructor and vocal coach for the next 6 years. Upon his move to Tucson, Arizona in 2000, he enrolled at the University of Arizona and earned a degree in film with highest honors. With extensive music knowledge, musical versatility, ability to play multiple instruments and a university education in film, Ajanovic stirred his career towards a realization of a long lasting dream: creating musical scores for motion pictures. Over the course of the next eight years, he scored several award winning films that had both national and international success.

Nowadays, Ajanovic composes music for films, media and video games, produces own songs and writes scripts… and no one knows if he just may show up on a stage somewhere and sing and play some good blues.

Additional Music

Rob Gokee studied under seasoned composer Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3 , The Grudge, Ghost Rider), where he sharpened his orchestration, mixing, and marketing skills. Rob’s score for the period film Until Next Time won him a Silver Medal of Excellence at the 2007 Park City Music Festival. In 2008, Rob put the finishing touches on his scores for the horror feature “Eyes of the Woods,” comedy “Outrighteous” , and the Lifeline Entertainment thriller "Amhurst" with director Rocky Costanzo, which was also released as a soundtrack on iTunes. Along with “SOLO the Series,” Rob’s latest projects include the features “K-Town” & “11:11”, and the short films “Ties That Bind” & “Thank You Mr. Patterson.”



Meet the Sound Designer

With a bachelor of arts degree in the Aesthetics and Criticism of Media Arts and a minor in Music from the University of Arizona, Michaela Pentacoff strives for unique and solid sound designs for film and video. Her work is a hybrid of electroacoustic music and sound design, most recently present in BICAS WORKS. The question what is sound/noise/music and how can it be used to tell a story?sits in the front of her mind, pushing her innovative use of sound.

As a sound recordist, Michaela enjoys working against the elements, squishing into small spaces and listening to ambiences. And like most sound designers and supervisors, she also enjoys the uncontrollable smile of a director who has finally heard their desired sound design and score.

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