We make sure all the elements that go into a great soundtrack, (dialogue, sound effects, atmospheres, foley and music), are of the highest possible quality, and bring them all together into a great mix.
Piers has a Psychology/English degree as well as a Masters in Design Science - in Audio and Acoustics from The University Of Sydney where he was particularly interested in psychoacoustics - the way sound effects us emotionally, behaviorally and cognitively. Piers currently does location recording and sound design for The Shack, and works as a soundie at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, and as a sound designer/engineer at Marmalade Studio in Wellington. He also plays the drums.
Michael is an award winning sound designer and current lecturer in the Graduate Audio & Acoustics Program at the University of Sydney.
He has had extensive experience in sound design, music composition, performance & audio production for a wide range of media including: radio, music, video, short film, television, interactive media, gallery installation & theatre, as well as forensic audio, and recording and broadcast studio design.
"I've relied on The Shack for their artistic minds and technical knowledge in sound for almost ten years, and I wouldn't take on a project without them being in the trenches with me. There are not many artists in the sound world like them!"
- John Ma, Director photographer and Producer at Darqhorse Productions
Working with The Sound Shack on "Frontier" was an absolute pleasure!
While the process of working remotely with a sound facility was new, we had worked the Piers on previous projects in Australia, so we knew the experience would be just as positive - and it was! The process was so smooth as we communicated regularly via Skype and Email and exchanged work-in-process files via drop box.
Their creative contribution was essential and the result was an eerie, thrilling sound track that perfectly enhanced our story.
The Shack did a great job and the process was so easy, we couldn't be more happy with the final result.
- Cassie Kelly, Producer