Tue, 13 August 2013
In this episode, I have the pleasure of chatting with re-recording mixer Larry Benjamin, whose credits include: "The Good Wife," "Swingers," "Bones," "CSI," "NCIS," "Gossip Girl," "Foo Fighters, Back And Forth," "Babylon 5," just to name a few. If you're looking for a sound guru, Larry's your man. We talk about everything from creating a cable Bingo show as a kid to working for Dick Clark to mixing a documentary for the Foo Fighters.
LARRY BENJAMIN'S BIO
My name is Larry Benjamin, I come from a suburb of Boston. I've always had an interest in sound and used to bounce sounds between two cassette recorders when I was a kid. We did radio shows with sound effects and music. I've always played keyboards and was in various bands in high school. My interest in sound and picture grew went off to Emerson College in Boston. I worked at the campus radio stations and cut together audio for the clips used in our school's local comedy troops. After college I moved to LA and started in the biz as a runner delivering tapes to a post house that I later ended up working for in the tape vault. These entry level jobs were good training in learning about the entire post production process. I then became a recordist (audio assistant) and later a sweetening mixer where I mixed trailers, promos and variety shows such as the American Music Awards, music specials and pre-produced packages for the Oscars. After a few years of this, I moved into dub stage mixing where I started mixing music and foley and then later moved into the dialog chair where I am today mixing dialog and music. I mostly mix long form and episodic television shows but have mixed a variety of documentaries, indie films and other passion projects. I really love what I do and am currently a partner and employee of Smart Post Sound in Burbank. I'm grateful to work with so many talented people and am working on "The Good Wife" and "Bones" as well as a variety of TV movies.