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Specializes in:

Film audio

Other skills

Re-Recording, Foley, Sound Design, Dialog, FX, Promos, Radio

Highlighted references

• Doc of the Dead (Documentary) (sound re-recording mixer)
• One Day (Video documentary short) (sound re-recording mixer)
• Sound archival and restorations for several Sony/Columbia pictures titles.

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About Leslie Gaston-Bird

Re-recording mixer | Mix Messiah Productions | USA | Colorado

Leslie Gaston-Bird is an Associate Professor of Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver. She does freelance work as “Mix Messiah Productions”.

In 1987 she enrolled at Indiana University in to pursue an A.S. degree in Audio Technology and a B.A degree in Telecommunications. Shortly after graduating in 1991, Leslie was hired at NPR as a Broadcast / Recording Technician. She worked on many shows, such as “Morning Edition”, “All Things Considered”, “Talk of the Nation” and “Performance Today”. 

In 1995 Leslie moved to Denver to work for Colorado Public Radio, putting together hundreds of weekly features during her 7-year career there. In 2002, along with Kelley Griffin and Dan Drayer, she earned the 2002 Radio and Television Digital News Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award for Large Market Documentary. 

In 2002, Leslie began working at Post Modern Company in Denver, Colorado, restoring soundtracks for classic Sony / Columbia films dating as early as the 1930’s. At the same time, she began work on her Master of Science in Recording Arts (MSRA) degree at the University of Colorado Denver. 

She earned her MSRA degree in 2003 with a thesis titled, “Music Video Verite” which is a pioneering work in editing music with video and cutting them together for a seamless performance (a music video with no lip syncing but with cuts between locations). Shortly afterwards, she accepted a tenure-track position at CU Denver and is now Associate Professor of Recording Arts and the Chair of the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies program. 

Leslie has been involved in research with Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco and Gates Planetarium in Denver. She continues to do freelance work, and is currently exploring ways to improve the audio experience as a whole. In 2011 she was granted a Fulbright award to research Blu-Ray audio at the University of York in York, England.

More credits on IMDB


YearAwardAwarded for
2011FulbrightResearch and Teaching at University of York, United Kingdom
2000Edward R Murrow AwardLarge Market Documentary


2003University of Colorado DenverMaster of Science, Recording Arts
1991Indiana UniversityBachelor of Arts, Telecommunications
1989Indiana UniversityAssociate of Science, Audio Technology

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