Mike Koza

Freelance Audio Editor & Audio Producer

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Michael Koza
Chicago, IL

-Columbia College Chicago, Class of 2010
B.A. in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management
Major: Music Business w/ concentration in Producing Recorded Music
Minor: Music Theory

-Particle Audio / Comma Music May 2011 – Present
Assistant Audio Engineer
• Create unique sound effects, sound design, edit dialogue, edit music, adjust audio levels, assist in final mix and recording local and remote voice over on every job
• Quality check every audio mix and audio split for each project before sent to client/air
• Interact with clients every day during sessions - we edit/mix live with our client over our shoulders – and make sure they are comfortable, at ease, and have everything they need
• FTP and browser management for every job - act as the liaison between client and lead engineer regarding direction for revisions, complaints, additions and new edits on projects
• Help entire set up, break down, and run live audio for ‘Artist Showcase’ performances where national touring artists come to our studio and perform live for an audience
• Freelance audio work on a variety of projects, including all of the editing, design, and final mix for the feature length documentary “Vannin’”
• Interact with current and potential clients on daily basis, set up information to create budgets
• Set up and assist Senior Producers for recording sessions with musicians and meetings with clients
• Internship Coordinator – oversee resumes, set up interview process, and direction of current/prospective interns
• FTP and browser management, interpret client feedback and direct music
• Project management for each job, including spots for Apple, Nike, Canon, Nintendo, McDonald’s

-Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, IL March 2010 – December 2010
House Manager
• Control all of the audio and lighting for live musical and stage performances, conferences, readings, and productions
• Contact and interact with artists to perform or display in our facilities
• Manage the shows/showcases and events before, during, and after performances
• Advertise and promote the company before and after events

-Innovative Artists Inc, Chicago, IL August 2010 – December 2010
• Record and help produce actors in sound booth for commercials
• Call out artists and companies to arrange projects and auditions
• Review contracts, send out checks, archive bookouts and set up auditions for our clients
• Go over scripts with other agents to determine best actor(s) for each job

SKILLS AND ADDITIONAL_________________________________________
• Proficient in Pro Tools, Sony Sound Forge, Logic Pro, and other recording software
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Power Point
• Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro
Skills (2) Rating
Audio Editing
Audio Production