Sound Designer, Sound Editing, Production, Video Editing, Foley, ADR, Sound Engineer.
Born and raised in Rosemount, MN., a bedroom community about 20 miles south of St Paul, MN with my parents Joe and Lisa. I had a passion for music, soccer, and playing the drums while growing up.
In my Junior year of high school, I wanted to expand my interest by taking a Sound Engineering class offered as an elective. I loved the whole aspect of music and sound, so this was a natural fit. My teacher was heavily involved in the sound industry, and formally taught sound design classes at the College I would later end up attending.
My Junior year in high school, I was interested mostly in a future of sound engineering (I thought I wanted to be a record producer!) As time went by, I felt that wasn’t exactly where I wanted to go. So in my Senior year, while still in the Sound Production Classes, I switched my focus to Sound Design, and post production sound and video editing. With encouragement from my teacher, I explored sound engineering schools to attend after high school.
Just 30 miles from where I grew up, in downtown Minneapolis, MN., is IPR, The Institute of Production and Recording, at the College of Creative Arts.
This well known, and highly regarded in the industry school offered exactly what I wanted. A degree program in Sound Design for Visual Media. Being near my home made it a perfect choice.
With two-full years of sound production already under my belt from high school, I was leaps and bounds ahead of many of my fellow students, with IPR thrilled to have me attend.
I move to downtown Minneapolis to attend school, and I have since graduated with an AAS Degree in Sound Design for Visual Media.
The knowledge, training, and experience obtained from IPR, using all the latest state of the art software and equipment, taught by amazing industry experts, has put my in a position to be successful, and a great asset to any sound production, sound design, or video editing project you may have.
I am now User Certified through Avid in Pro Tools 10/11, Experienced in Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop Pro CC, Adobe Illustrator Pro CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and Unity. I have learned and developed many skills including, but not limited to: foley recording, sound editing, sound mixing, dialogue editing, ADR recording and video editing.
I’ve now been involved in multiple rewarding freelance projects, and I am always actively looking for the next. Don’t hesitate to contact me in regards to your next project, both big and small.
Visit my projects demo page to see samples of my work.
Thanks for visiting.
– Mike Metzler
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