Based in Los Angeles, O�Connor has worked on feature films such as Echo Lake and Cruel Will as well as popular TV series like Duck Dynasty, Shark Week, Auction Hunters and more. In describing a typical day, O�Connor relays �For my TV sound editing work, I have a diligent 10-hour work schedule per 22-minute show. Within this timeframe, I organize the session, edit the music, edit the existing SFX from editors, cut in ambience, perform a spotting session for missing SFX, and finally (the fun part) cut in Foley.�
In addition to recording custom sound effects for his projects, O�Connor also employs the�Pro Sound Effects Hybrid Library�for freelance sound designers. �Having an extra 56,000+ SFX has increased my productivity and kept costs down for clients who don�t have big budgets that would enable to me record all of their sounds myself,� says O�Connor. �I use it on basically every project I touch. Just recently with my sound edit for the film Echo Lake, I implemented many of the 5.1 ambiences found in the Hybrid library; it sounded great in the theater during our final�mix.�
Read the complete interview and see a trailer for Michael O�Connor�s sound design work on the PSE blog:http://www.prosoundeffects.com/blog/how-michael-oconnor-works.
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