Woody Woodhall

Woody Woodhall

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Woody Woodhall, CAS is Head of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and rerecording mixer. He has sound supervised and mixed feature films, documentaries and for television, he’s VO recorded, sound edited and mixed hundreds of episodes of programming for MTV, the CW, Comedy Central, Food Network, Nat Geo, History, USA Network and VH-1 to name a few. Current television mixing includes the first season of the series “Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour” on History, the first season of the series “Hollywood & Football” for E! as well as the Universal feature film release “Wish For Christmas.”. Woody is author of the college textbook, Audio Production and Post Production, used at universities across the US. Woody also heads the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) where he shares his filmmaking expertise alongside other working professionals on a monthly basis for the LA post production community.

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Tinker, Tinker, Tinker-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 10

Back in the days of film, when edits consisted of a piece of tape or some glue, and when fades and effects were created in a lab, firm choices needed…

Silence in Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 9

Silence in Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 9

When editing sound and building layers for blending, sometimes there is a feeling that each moment, each action must be filled with sound. However, the push and pull of storytelling…

Documentary Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 8

Documentary Sound-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 8

Documentary sound utilizes all of the main elements typical to audio post – dialog, music and effects, however the application of those are very dependent on the type of documentary being…

EQ-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 7

EQ-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 7

Equalizers were created to help tame the frequency responses of recordings. Early on, they were relatively simple devices that would boost or attenuate a broad range of frequencies of the…

Splits – Future Proof Audio-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 6

Splits – Future Proof Audio-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 6

Stems, stem-outs, splits or split tracks can be defined as the elements that make up the final full mix of a soundtrack. There really is no such thing as…

Meters, Levels, Peaks, CALM-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 5

Meters, Levels, Peaks, CALM-28 Weeks of Post Audio-Week 5

Meters, loudness, levels and the CALM Act can be a technical and somewhat confusing topic.  I will try to make this useful with a minimum amount of geekery. As a…

Atmospheres – 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 4

Atmospheres – 28 Weeks of Post Audio -Week 4

Audio atmospheres are a powerful and subliminal way to indicate many aspects of a particular scene with sound. In the convention of filmmaking (and our lives) we know that if…

DAW – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 3

DAW – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 3

Much like the heated debate between which is best – Mac or PC, a similar debate rages on in the Digital Audio Workstation  (DAW) world namely: to Pro Tools or…

Room Tone – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 2

Room Tone – 28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 2

True silence in filmmaking is rarely used. There might be a bit of silence at the fade out to black or between scenes, but during a scene, although someone might…

28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 1 – Dialog Replacement

28 Weeks of Post Audio – Week 1 – Dialog Replacement

Dialog is an anchor element in sound for film. Everything gets mixed around the dialog. Shooting can be a messy process and what gets recorded can be catch-as-catch…