Sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor to lead the company’s expansion into sound design for gaming and immersive experiences.
LOS ANGELES -- Technicolor has announced that acclaimed sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor Scott Gershin has joined Technicolor as Director of Sound Editorial. Gershin will lead the company’s expansion into sound design for gaming and immersive experiences and will also continue to design and supervise sound for films.
Gershin and his team of eight sound designers are establishing a new department within Technicolor that will meld technology with storytelling to create quality branded soundscape experiences for video games, virtual reality projects, theme parks, art installations and beyond.
“Technicolor is making significant commitments to the growth of our gaming and immersive experiences capabilities. Since sound is a major element of storytelling and entertainment in these emerging mediums, it will play a critical role in our growth in this exciting sector,” commented Tim Sarnoff, Technicolor Deputy CEO and President of Production Services.
Gershin has worked on over 100 films and received 26 industry nominations, including a BAFTA Award for his work on American Beauty, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler. He brings theatrical sound quality standards to bear on a wide range of consumer experiences, from apps and software, to blockbuster gaming titles like Resident Evil, Plants vs. Zombies, Gears of Wars, Fable, and most recently id Sofware’s Doom.
“I love technology, I love telling stories through sound, and I want to be the first kid on the block with the new toys, which is why I’m thrilled to be joining Technicolor,” stated Gershin.
Gershin will be working with Jeffrey Eisner, VP/Head of Theatrical Sound at Technicolor, with whom he worked for six years at Soundelux Design Music Group.
“Scott gave me my first break in the sound industry,” noted Eisner. “I learned the business acting as his Executive Producer and have always been inspired how Scott uses audio to enhance a project’s story or a brand’s narrative, regardless of the medium.”
Gershin’s team includes supervising sound designers Masanobu Tomita, Bryan Celano, Nick Interlandi and sound designer/VR specialist Viktor Phoenix. The new department will be based in Burbank and at the renowned Technicolor at Paramount sound facility in Hollywood.