Session 1: Audio/ Video: How Do You Tell a Story? Monday, June 28, 2010 4:00–5:15 p.m. Pacific Time
Mike Feldman, Independent Audio Engineer, Boxing Nuns
Mike co-founded Boxing Nuns, an audio post-production company. He does independent audio work ranging from commercial mixing to music recording out of his private facility. In addition, he currently works for Sony Pictures Entertainment doing editorial sound work on new movie releases as well as doing audio restoration on classic films. Previously, Mike held roles at Union Editorial that included recording, mixing, sound editing, and sound design for movie trailers, TV shows, documentary films, and high-profile commercial clients such as Chevrolet, Expedia, Volkswagen, and Pioneer. At night, you can find Mike playing jazz piano around the Los Angeles night scene, as well as playing keyboard with his funk band Cousin Junebug.
Tracy Heather Strain, Documentary Filmmaker and Producer of Educational Videos and Museum Segments
Tracy Heather Strain’s multiple credits consist of: co-producer/director, "When the Bough Breaks" for California Newsreel’s duPont-Columbia award-winning UNNATURAL CAUSES: Is Inequality Making us Sick?; producer/director, American Experience: Building the Alaska Highway; co-producer, ADRIFT for Night Train Pictures; producer/director/writer, "The Story We Tell" for California Newsreel’s Race: The Power of an Illusion; and producer/director/writer, "Bright Like a Sun" and "The Dream Keepers" for Blackside’s I’ll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts.
Strain has also worked as an associate producer and researcher on the award-winning Public Broadcasting Service documentary The Great Depression and as a series researcher on PBS’s documentary series America’s War on Poverty. In addition, Strain was the associate producer for the PBS series Discover: The World of Science. She gained experience in dramatic filmmaking while working at the film distribution company Cinecom and as an art department coordinator on the 1991 film Mississippi Masala.
Strain currently develops and produces projects as a principal in The Film Posse, Inc., a full-service media production company. She is a graduate of Wellesley College (American Studies) and holds an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Technology, Innovation and Education).