What inspired you to get into Sound Mixing and Sound Design?
I was born in Manchester, England, which I left after my parents moved to the USA when I was a kid. So, I grew up in San Diego for most of my childhood.
Initially getting into sound I had always loved sound effects. I was inspired by all seven of the “Police Academy” films with Michael Leslie Winslow, also known as “The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects.”
His character, Larvell Jones, would make these realistic sounds using only his voice. When I was a kid, I loved to imitate him — his work was a big influence on me, as well as a fond memory from my childhood.
I later went back to the UK to earn my degree in audio engineering in 2004 from the School of Sound Recording in Manchester city.