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Martin Dornic

Sound Designer, Audio Editor & Mixer

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I aim transposing my passion of sound in your project and your demands.

In the world of audio-visual productions, the sound is often underestimated.
However, it will have a huge impact in the perceived value of your work and help to stand out as professional.

I always care about audio quality and I like to be proactive while adapting to the client’s vision.
I also contribute to creating a sound identity in the service of a story (film / trailer, radio dramas, audiobook) or a brand image (advertisements, websites, etc…)

Experience

Nov 2017 - Present

Freelance

– Films/TV/Corporate Shootings & Sound Post-production

– Podcast editing, mixing & sound design

– Blogging and teaching on Music production

Refer to my Blog, Services and Portfolio in the menu or social media links

Feb - May 2018

Memnon Archiving Services

Sound Operator for old audio tapes digitization and quality monitoring

Jun - Sep 2017

Marni Theatre

Volonteer (Musiq3, Brussels Jazz meetings, Marni Jazz festivals…): Patching, Load in/out, Backline, Sound & Light assistant, equipment Maintenance and Repair

May 2017

BSFF

Volonteer for sound mixing of daily programs during BSFF (Brussels Short Film Festival)

Apr 2017

BIFFF

Volonteer at BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival) as sound technician during film director interviews

Mar 2017

DameBlanche

Internship at DameBlanche Studios (Brussels & Genval): TV/Film Sound Editing & Mixing, Foley, ADR…

Jun - Nov 2016

Botanique

Internships at Botanique (Concert venue in Brussels): Stagehand, Load in/out, backline, soundcheck, Monitor World and FOH assistance

My journey in a nutshell

For a long time passionate about music, cinema and more generally sound in the service of an audiovisual project, I definitely took the step in 2015 to reorient myself professionally as a sound engineer.

After having learned (among others) at the SAE Institute Brussels, I first worked as an intern then freelance in live and events. But it is in audio post-production in the studio that I finally find my way after some volunteering experiences (Dame Blanche Studios, BSFF, …).

My work from recording to the final mixing in studio, in complete autonomy, on several films selected at the BIFFF (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival), cemented my passion for sound design as a storytelling element.

And when the time allows it, I give private lessons and manage a tuition blog (posts and podcasts) on home-studio music production and sound design in general (Arsonor).
I also love the creative challenge of field recording and experimenting with original sound design techniques to feed my own soundbanks.

Education

2017

SAE Brussels

Audio Engineer Diploma, Sound Engineering

I acquired theoretical and practical knowledge, especially in the following areas:

  • Audio Technologies, Electronics, Peripherals, Mics types and placement, Stereo Recording techniques, Digital technologies, PA/Sound System technology and calibration, Acoustics
  • Analog & Digital Multitrack Recording Techniques (Yamaha 02R/LS9, SSL4000, Avid D-Command Icon, Protools)
  • Midi, Sequencer and Sampling (Cubase, Logic Pro, Ableton)
  • Digital Editing and mixing on hard drive (Protools, Logic, Cubase)
  • Post-production Techniques and Surround
2015

Previous diploma and occupation:

2005 Materials Engineer (Posgraduate degree – France)

2010-2015 AKKA Benelux Consulting, Brussels (Belgium) – Quality/Production Support Engineer in Aeronautic & Energy industries (ASCO, Snecma Service Brussels, GDF Suez Tihange)

Specialisations & Skills

DAW & audio plugins (Avid Protools, Ableton Live, Logic pro, Izotope RX...)
Audio Post-Production (Editing, Mixing & Mastering, loudness compliances)
Sound Design of audio(visual) projects
Blogging, WordPress & social medias
Sound Recording & Boom Operator
Field Recording, Stereo & Surround set-up
Music Production
Live sound, PA system set-up

Testimonials

Martin worked on our project to design the soundtrack that illustrates our brand. This was a very delicate mission for him as we are very demanding customers with a precise idea of what we want and what we don't want. He was enthusiastic to take on the challenge and demonstrated both great listening capabilities and an in-depth technical professionalism. He delivered the project on time and overcame the expected quality. I am not surprised to read that other customers' feedback is excellent. Qualitative work in a short delay ! Great !
For the realization of my first short film "CASE", I wanted to supervise professionals each in their fields. Among the many key positions, I wanted to pay particular attention to the quality of the sound engineer position. After receiving and screening several resumes, my choice turned to Martin because of his background and the references of his portfolio. Serious, calm and punctual, he allowed me to be a member of the team I could count on and trust. From the sound recording during the shooting to the final editing and mixing, he provided an exemplary investment. More than satisfied with his services and attitudes, I just contacted him to offer him a collaboration for my second short film.
The work of Martin as a sound engineer for my films consists in designing, mixing and proportioning the different sounds which accompany and "dress" the sequences of a film. The ultimate goal is to consolidate all of these sound recordings on a single soundtrack, the one "laying" on the final copy. Sound mixing, Martin loves it! I have already worked with several people in the field of mixing - sound design, Martin remains the one with whom I love to work, he understands what we want. He also finds ideas and it fits perfectly with the film, he knows both the film and the director. His talent for sound engineering accounts for 95% of the final film ... for the pleasure of the ears. It does a lot of miracles and I know what I'm talking about ... I call him the magician!