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Experience

Veteran

Specializes in:

Documentary

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 AMPS, MPSE

Re-recording mixer | Mix Messiah Productions | UK

Leslie Gaston-Bird AMPS, MPSE is a freelancer and a former Associate Professor of Recording Arts at the University of Colorado Denver. Her company is “Mix Messiah Productions”. She is currently the Audio Engineering Society’s Vice President for the Western Region (US and Canada).

Her credits can be viewed at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2989554/. In 2016, she was nominated in the Best Short Sound category in the Utah Film Awards for Michelle Carpenter’s documentary, “Klocked”.

She earned both an A.S. degree in audio technology and a B.A degree in telecommunications. Shortly after graduating in 1991, Leslie was hired at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C. 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.

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.

Credits

Year Project name Client Role
2018 Feral 3 David Liban Supervising Sound Editor
2017 Feral 2 David Liban Supervising Sound Editor
2017 Enough White Teacups Michelle Carpenter Supervising Sound Editor
2016 Klocked Michelle Carpenter Re-Recording Mixer
2016 Feral David Liban Supervising Sound Editor
2016 Infinity Chamber Travis Milloy Foley Editor
2014 Doc of the Dead Exhibit A Pictures Re-Recording Mixer
More credits on IMDB

Awards

Year Award Awarded for
2011 Fulbright Research and Teaching at University of York, United Kingdom
2000 Edward R Murrow Award Large Market Documentary

Education

Year School Course
2003 University of Colorado Denver Master of Science, Recording Arts
1991 Indiana University Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunications
1989 Indiana University Associate of Science, Audio Technology

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