“From home grown Indy documentaries to major label blockbusters,
Chris can work with budgets of any size.”
In 1977 Chris first heard Ben Burtt’s ground breaking sound design on Star Wars. He was inspired and humbled by the power of sound to breathe life into film. But it wasn’t until 16 years later when Gary Rydstrom gave voices to dinosaurs long extinct that Chris knew he was destined to make sounds for Film. “I remember walking out of the theater just shaking… The sounds in Jurassic Park were so realistic and powerful that it put me in an altered state.. I was terrified! I literally thought Velociraptors and T-Rex’s were going to be crashing through the parking lot at any second to eat me up!”
In 2010, Chris reached out to long time friend and Record Plant veteran engineer, Leff Lefferts. “For years, I had been recording music and producing bands” Chris recalls. “I was ready for a change. Leff suggested I try film. He knew of a perfect opportunity and insisted I ‘just give it a try’.” With the expert help of Gary Rizzo, and Kim Foscato, Chris made his film debut as the Sound Designer & Sound Effects Editor for The Oaxaca Film Fest Best Narrative Short “The Devil’s Dosh.” Since becoming a member of the Skywalker Sound family he has worn many hats including: Foley Mixer, Sound Effects Editor, Re recording Mixer, Sound Designer, Dialog Editor, and Supervising Sound Editor for over 60 projects in the past 9 years.
Chris has provided these audio services to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Bad Robot, Columbia, Universal, Amblin, Sony, Tri-Star, MGM, Warner, Tim Manning Productions, as well as many independent film, tv, and visual media clients.
Chris has also worked with: Randy Thom, Kent Sparling, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Steve Boeddeker, Chris Boyes, Christopher Barnett, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Myers, Frank Eulner, Al Nelson, Brandon Proctor, Pete Horner, Jeremy Bowker, Benjamin Burtt, Pascal Garneau, Luke Dunn-Gielmuda , Mac Smith, David Farmer, Kyrsten Mate, Zach Martin, Jana Vance & Dennie Thorpe.
“Sound and Music are Fifty Percent of the Entertainment in a Movie…“
– George Lucas