Denver Colorado & Colorado Sound Man

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Need a Denver or Colorado Sound Man for Video, Film
& Television Production? Nick, (720) 299-2084

A sound man, in my gender in video or television productions is an older term used, often not correct these days as there are plenty of female sound recordists’ in the business whom is responsible for mixing and recording audio on a camera crew, video, film or television crews. In my case, you can call me a sound man or a sound guy, person, engineer or assistant among the several other synonyms.

Introduction from me, Nick Teti, and I am a veteran in production for decades, as well a local freelancer to the Denver CO area. This term or nickname of sound man or sound guy, has been mostly used in video or television productions, and is still used infrequently, but may be not as appropriate, but nevertheless, this is the background. What is a Sound Man? – The sound man, or sound guy or audio guy is the masculine reference to a production sound mixer or recordist. There are plenty of sound women in video, film and television production as well, so fear not, I’m PC here. Sound women are a plenty, so please view this page topic with androgyny or equal opportunity – for a comparison for production audio people whom provide location sound mixing/recording for video, film or television production. Aside from this background I also have a background in camera, as well, lighting as a gaffer & grip, and have strong post production skills as well. So appreciate as well, I understand the costs of doing production, and the needs of the best possible sound recordings and hiring the best possible sound man for your production as a local freelancer.

National Geographic TV Documentary on the Columbine HS Shootings

Travel Channel Piece, 25 Mind Blowing Escapes

How Do You McNugget?
McDonalds Commercial Footage

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Anthony Davis, NBA player interview, ESPN 30 for 30

This in an interview for ESPN’s 30 for 30, where I was hired by producers of this show for a local Denver CO resource. This is only a sample of the interview, as it stretches almost an hour, as well other B Roll / background footage was omitted for time. We used some high pass filtering to cut out unwanted excessive air conditioning/HVAC noise that is a common problem in hotels, as well, many office buildings.

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Concert Video Production in Colorado

 

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NFL CBS Coverage, Pre and Post Game Coverage

This is pre and post game coverage for CBS NFL coverage for Pittsburgh & Broncos divisional playoff game. I have worked for NFL, NFL Films and other related programs for this network over the years, as well other networks covering sports like CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, Mountain West, PAC 10, Sunbelt Sports, Golf Channel, NBA/NBA Entertainment, PGA Tour Productions, among several others.

Book Publisher Video & Photo Shoot,
B-Roll & Interviews

B-Roll and introduction start before the interviews in this program.

The Racing Line: To Camera and all content

If you are an incoming crew or director of photography or a cameraman, videographer or cinematographer as well and need a veteran sound man, or other expertise like gaffer, grip, data wrangler/manger, camera assistant, teleprompter operator or other production guru, with all the support gear to supplement your production needs when traveling into Colorado, consider Mister Photon as a Colorado resources for crew personnel as well. On this production of The Racing Line I was hired as a sound recordist / mixer in Pueblo Colorado. I was hired as a sound man to record voice over/narration, to camera addresses, foley/sound effects and assisted with other production tasks. As well I referred other camera crew members to these shoots like the gaffer & key as well. The challenges were mixing sound in car without letting the engine & car mechanics dominate the voice over or A Roll/to camera. Other challenges in auto racing programs include avoiding over-modulation from high winds and loud auto noises. As you can tell I’m a pro at this by tuning in to this YouTube video.

 

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MLB Player Profile for FSN West, LA

This is LA Dodgers coverage for Fox Sports West, whom I have worked for, as well as FOX Sports several times over several years.

A stick microphone was used to capture the audio for player interviews and the dugout interviews due to the run and gun nature of this program, as well, the on-air rush of the schedule. Shotgun mics and camera mics were used to capture players on the field.

Rory McIlroy Pro Golfer Coverage,
BMW Championship, Cherry Hills Colorado

The interviews relied on microphones whereas the tournament coverage samples, and B-Roll relied on the camera mic as a sound recordist with a boom mic is an unwanted intrusion on a golf course trying to mic up players in action or getting the boom in the way. This is a sampling of the entire tournament footage.

American Car Prospector

(Nick) In this reality TV style production that I was involved in spanned several areas including Denver, Lakewood, several eastern Colorado areas, some areas in the Rocky Mountains, and some other areas in the Denver metro area.

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Corporate video production for T-Mobile,
Telly Award Winner (SD)

This corporate video production served as a employee morale & motivation video, as well, a B2C sales piece for T-Mobile. This is a SD/standard definition video production that was recorded and produced before HD video was available. Aside from from this Telly Award, my work awards also include Emmy, Accolade among some independent awards from other peer competitions on productions that I have worked on.

This is a shot you see with a side by side live television interview. You do not hear the questions, as they are being asked to the person on camera from the director by IFB. I have provided several live shots for various CNN shows (CNN Headline News, Larry King Live, CNN Weather, AC 360 among others). Others include Bloomberg Television, The Weather Channel, NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News, C-Span, FOX Sports/FSN, SPEED, NFL, NBA, The Golf Channel, among a few others. My news gathering experience spans many networks around the planet. I have helped several other corporate clients with live truck shoots, as well several sports networks.

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SD Version, US Para-Olympic Hall of Fame Package

This is a HD version of the HD video crew services we provided in Vail Colorado for the Olympic Hall of Fame induction of Sarah Will.

Discovery Channel sample,
On the Case with Paula Zahn Excerpt

This is a portion of an entire program resolving the criminal case of Brent Brents, whom terrorized Denver before being arrested in Glennwood Springs Colorado. I provided a several assignments to this production, as well in the police chase, the reenactment, the interviews, among B-Roll detailing this true crime television story.

Reality TV Production Sample, What Would Ryan Lockte Do?

This is a sample from the reality television show called “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” airing on E! We had to place a lavaliere mic on him later in the shoot, as well, in the underwater scenes so some of the audio is from the shotgun microphone only, aside from the boom microphone (hence the reverb you hear in the swimming pool area). The rest of the footage was a behind the scenes approach to the show as the B Camera position. I have worked on several reality TV shows including The Bachelor, Top Chef, For Love of For Money, Date My Dad, SWAN, Oprah’s Big Give, The Amazing Race, The Bachlorette, Extreme Makeover, My First Sale, My First Place, among several others in the camera, as well location sound departments.

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TV Commercial video production,
for the city of Golden Colorado

Television commercial, Peak Automotive,
Nissan, Colorado

Quick Interview Montage, RED Robin Restaurant:
sales & marketing video

ABC National News, Good Morning America, Crime Story Coverage

This is sampling from a piece for ABC Good Morning America for the murder trial of Harry Henthorn who was convicted of murdering his second wife, as well now is under investigation for the murder of his first wife. Both of these cases we motivated by Life Insurance claims. Aside from ABC National news may freelance and former staff experience spans other networks such as BBC, Fuji, CNN, CBS, BBC, PBS, TV Asahi, FOX, NBC, Nine, ABC Australia, among several others. Some sampling of particular news or investigative reporting television include Dateline, 20/20, 60 Minutes, Lou Dobbs, The O’Reiley Factor, A Current Affair, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Solved, among several other particular journalism and investigative types of programming.

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AT&T Corporate Video Production & Television Commercial – samples

I provided services for this video advertising AT&T in Fort Collins Colorado. The video campaign featured Olympic Skater Caroline Zhang. The campaigns were used in television commercials, web videos, Youtube.com advertising videos and also an employee communication / motivation video campaign.

Corporate Video Production, Boulder Colorado

BET Programming, MAAD Sports SD Video

Before HD or 4K television broadcasts and 16×9 SD video, SD 4×3 video was the standard. In Denver Colorado following Carmello Anthony, then playing for the Denver Nuggets. Aside from this reality television piece, I have worked on several other factual entertainment pieces, including ABC’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, The Amazing Race, For Love of For Money, Oprah’s Big Give, Dad My Dad, I’ll Try Anything Once, What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Extreme Makeover, Extreme Home Makeover among several others.

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20 and 10 second SD television commercials, before HD broadcast or 16×9 broadcasts

These television campaigns above advertised Good Feet. These video productions were shot all over the metro area, including Denver, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, Centennial among other places over the years. My experience spans most of Colorado and many states for television advertising, corporate video production among other advertising campaigns. My credits span the globe for various types of clients, networks, hiring producers & crews.

Safety Training Video for a Construction Company

I have been hired for several demonstration or training video for consumers or employees or other audience. I can also record voice overs to digital video recorders, cameras, or other recording devices. Often these videos are also called a demonstration video in production lingo. From complex procedures or for any type of industry, I can assist you as any type of client in any type of industry or organization.

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CNN News Piece, “Prenatal Promise,” Lou Dobbs Tonight

I have worked for various CNN shows, and CNN broadcasts in Colorado, traveling through the USA,
and to a few other countries as well.

CNN 10th Special Forces Piece, CNN Heroes

This piece details the heroism of Master Sgt. Rob Flouney, in Iraq for the 10th Special Forces, (The Green Barets’ as their name). Some sample networks I have worked for several times over years include CNN, ABC, ABC News, CBS, CBS News, APTV, BBC & BBC News, TV Asahi, Fuji TV, The Weather Channel, ESPN various, History, Discovery, National Geographic, NBC & NBC News, among many others.

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GoPro Multiple Camera Cop Ride Along, for Inside Edition

This shoot for Inside Edition where we used 3 GoPro cameras that were dash mounted in the police car. We attempted to persuade for one of the cameras to be used on a differing POV, such as the car, as well it’s background or foreground environment, however the producers were more interested in the shot in the interior of the police car. We did end up passing the other media from an additional camera from a pick up in the same shoot day so we could not incorporate this footage into this scene.

Oracle, Corporate Video Production

These types of specific programs have included testimonials, sales or marketing pieces, employee training, communications or other informational videos, among other assignments.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Campaign Speech Coverage, National News Highlights

Aside from my location sound studio sound background dating to 1990, I have ample camera experience. I was hired as a ENG cameraman, also mixing audio as a one man band for the national news feed taking audio pre-mix from the podium & mult-box, then mixing it through my Sound Devices 664, then into camera. This, among other speeches I have covered, as well other types of politics include TV commercials, online campaigns, presidential speeches, among other political coverage. An assignment like the one listed above takes confidence in one’s skills, I am at the top of many call lists including NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, CBC, CNN Espanol among a few others.

Political TV Commercial, Denver & Colorado

Before HD video & SD widescreen video, 4×3 standard definition video was the choice for professional video production. This is an older political television campaign before 16×9 aspect video was available. In spite, this production reflects professional quality with the challenger winning the election as well.

SPEED Channel Piece, Furniture Row Racing

This 720p HD video production was shot for SPEED Channel. / SPEED TV

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Elitch Gardens & Six Flags Amusement Park TV commercial footage

SPEED Channel, Barrett Jackson Piece

This among other numerous programs for SPEED are in our professional portfolio over the years.

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Deep Undercover Episode

I provided this footage a one man band shooting, lighting, and mixing sound for this program. I shot this wide as there to be graphics elements keyed to the left and right during this A Roll/interview flushing out the story of one episode of “Deep Undercover.” But if you need a sound recordist whom can help you with sound man services, audio gear, additional camera support gear, please call, (720) 299-2084.

Corporate video production for Weltok, in Denver CO

I have additional lighting, grip and camera support equipment I can provide when you hire me as a sound recordist as well to you, so you do not have to travel so much gear when shooting in Colorado when you come from another state. If you need a gaffer with gear, or other support my expertise spans these roles, aside from camera, and I can assist here as well if you are shooting in Colorado. I can also refer these production people as well, other camera crew members as I help you with location sound.

Corporate Video Production, Kaiser Permanente, Denver Colorado

This business video production was shot for Kaiser Permanente in the Denver Tech Center at the Colorado corporate headquarters. This video production was created before HD video cameras and technology had became available, however; you get the picture that I have been a production professional for a long time.

Indy Film Production, The Gold Nugget

This is an indy film with a gag like ending titled “The Gold Nugget.”

Raw Footage for the Travel Channel, The Forbes 500

This footage is the raw footage, including B-Roll, interviews, and testimonial types approaches for the Travel Channel series The Forbes 500 in Vail, Beaver Creek, and Aspen Colorado locations.

Peyton Manning 3 Camera Interview, FOX Sports,
SD Version

This is a 3 camera shoot with Sony F3 cameras, with PL mount lenses for FOX Sports One for NFL coverage on former Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning. This is the SD version of the shoot that was originally recorded in HD.

Construction Safety & Training Video Production in Loveland CO

This video production was produced for a construction and building company with an emphasis on safe building techniques and practices for OSHA, as well other related compliance practices. Video production for training, education, sales, marketing, products & services, PR, as well specific types of businesses are in my expertise.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!!! Green screen & animation compositing video

This composited video sample was a scene in the short film, “Great Balls of Fire!!!, ” for the National Science Foundation. This feature relied heavily on animation and video for a video production educating on the ‘What If’ scenario of a giant meteor striking earth.

CNN Piece, Outsourcing Airline Safety

This ENG/News story covering how airlines source out maintenance, among other services; in turn raising concerns that air travel safety is compromised.

ENG video coverage in Denver, Semyon Varlamov Court Appearance

Semyon Valamov, the goaltender for the Colorado Avalanche was charged with Domestic misdemeanor assault, prior to charges dismissed in Denver CO in late 2013. My background in ENG as well broadcast services to cover this event is one of many over several years.

Conference video production,
The International Space Station

 This is not a sequential start to finish video of the conference, but a highlight reel of the weeks festivities.

 

John Deere sales marketing video production:
B2B for customer base testimonial

Camera crane, jib footage and B2B sales & marketing video production in Golden CO

Portion of a Qwest / Centurylink corporate video production sample

This is a brief introduction showing a few samples from a longer corporate video production for Century Link. This company was currently being acquired and formerly known as Qwest Communications.
The B-Roll give an introduction, and the interview follows.

PSA Video, “Cut the Carbon,”
2nd place award by The Environmental Defense Fund

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PSA sample from TV & internet campaign,
“No Guns in My School”

Trailer for a Netflix Documentary Film,
Destination Team USA

This is not the entire film, as you need to watch this on Netflix to watch the entire film about Olympic Hopeful athletes who do and don’t make Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The camera used was an Arri Amira for this feature.

PSA, Political TV: Spanish Socialist Party & Socialized Medicine

This is a PSA style approach portion of a broadcast TV commercial for Spain’s elections for the campaigning Spanish Socialist Party in favor of keeping the socialized health care system in place. This is a political ad showing the effects of a privatized health care system like Americas’ and how it affects those without health insurance or adequate income for catastrophe, in the case of her throat cancer. Go back UP to the top of page

RED ROBIN sample footage for television commercials & corporate video productions

This is a sampling of footage at Red Robin for use in corporate video production, as well, TV commercials. This is a larger portion of the footage, but not complete, but you can infer that all of this mix is both suitable for corporate video advertising, as well TV commercials, with the addition of titles, as well some stock or provided music.

Why hire a local Denver Colorado Sound Man?
(sound recordist)

About me, Nick, I’m a freelance sound recordist and Denver Colorado native located in Denver Colorado and can provide you with fast information on all sorts of useful production resources, locations (including recommending areas for a shot location of the city for particular production feel or a type of area referenced for a shot), my equipment rental resources, studio locations or other crew members referred to you as well in the city or much of Colorado. AND you get the experienced location audio expertise applied to all types of productions with equipment to tackle any type of assignment in any area.

My experiences in Denver and Colorado

Broadcast Networks

  • All the major networks
  • FOX, FOX News, Fox Sports
  • ABC, ABC News
  • CBS, CBS News, CBS Sports
  • NBC local & national,
  • NBC News, NBC Sports,
  • PBS (various),
  • BBC America & BBC UK,
  • Discovery,
  • Smithsonian,
  • History, A&E,
  • National Geographic,
  • NBA,
  • NFL, NFL Films,
  • Pac-12,
  • ESPN,
  • MLB,
  • Golf Channel,
  • CNN,
  • CNN Espanol (+ others),
  • Univision,
  • Five,
  • Nine,
  • ABC Australia,
  • HBO, HBO Sports
  • Mountain West Sports,
  • Sun Belt Sports,
  • Altitude Sports,
  • Metro Sports,
  • NEP,
  • Outdoor Channel,
  • E!,
  • Entertainment Tonight,
  • Inside Edition,
  • Court TV/Tru TV,
  • Oxygen,
  • TMZ,
  • BET,
  • CBC,
  • DYI,
  • HGTV,
  • Animal Planet,
  • Nickelodeon,
  • TV Asahi,
  • Fuji TV,
  • Several various shows for each of these networks
  • Many other networks.

Other Clients

  • Several Producers & Production Companies.
  • Several Corporate Clients & Businesses.
  • Several Film Producers (35mm and 4K format producers including major distributors).
  • Several directors of photography and videographers.
  • Several camera crews like ENG video crews, film crews, TV crews, corporate video crews, among other types.

More of my Credits, follow this link

What’s happening in Denver?? – Like about every type of non broadcast, broadcast and film production out there. There are also major production studios hosting several motion picture features, as well, all types of video productions. Colorado has alsohosted major film productions from most of the major motion picture film companies for over 100 years. Every network at some time has had a footprint in Colorado as well, and Colorado is known for a broad range of geography, scenic’s and climates – all for a broad range of production. There are several production companiesin Colorado, and networks with satellite offices too,and don’t forget the businesses in the state.

In Denver I have helped numerous agencies with sound & camera crew services, resources & referral as well not only local to Denver, but many other Colorado areas as well. I have helped advertising agencies, producers for television commercials, numerous production companies among others needing good, clean sound mixing & recording services with ideal audio equipment resources. I have provided sound for about every type of television program as well, many types of 35mm film productions (including 35mm film sync sound on major features), so you can rest easy knowing my par, resources and experiences will ease your production concerns so that you can concentrate on your tasks.

Demos & Production Samples Below

Below is a play list of video, film and television production samples. Some have a montage of production without the prior recorded dialogue or natural sounds with music for the audio, or the footage sound of a camera mic, however most of these examples do contain dialogue or recorded deliberate audio for your evaluation. Use the skip forward or backward buttons to move through the videos more quickly.

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Contact Information

Nick, call by telephone or text to (720) 299-2084 for cost quotes,
or email as second method:  Telephone is the fastest contact. 

Skype: misterphotonmedia or Nick Teti (Colorado)

Sound Man, Sound Guy or Sound Recordist: differences

A sound recordist is the most appropriate person for a location sound person that mixes various microphones, lavaliere sources or other other sources for video, film or television production. These mixed audio sources are recorded by a camera, a mixer/recorder or other recording device that the sound recordist manages through the shoot for video, film or television production. The dated terms sound guy or sound man, audio guy are used less frequently but still used to describe a male gender sound recordist. Sound man or sound guy or woman is sometimes used in AV or concert or other venue types, but that does not apply in this instance for my services. I have mixed sound for concerts, meetings and conventions in the past but my focus is location sound recordist. I have also mixed sound in television studios as well over the years and in post production. BUT, if you’re looking for a decades experienced sound recordist, with additional production expertise in video, film or television, consider my relevant services.

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