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How This Brooklyn Sound Designer Is Making It in Indie Film

Sound Design Spotlight interview featuring Ryan Billia from Rumble Audio (Brooklyn, NY)

Pro Sound Effects spent a day with indie film sound designer, Ryan Billia, to capture the creative spirit of storytelling through sound design and technology.

In this video, Ryan:

  • Shows us his one-stop audio post facility Rumble Audio in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

  • Details his particular approach to sound design and the creative process

  • Describes how he uses sound effects libraries (including our very own Hybrid Library)

  • Designs an Icelandic geyser explosion, showing his Pro Tools session and the footage (thanks Sony Pictures Classics!) - 03:15

  • Shares his thoughts on the overall state of independent film sound design

Ryan gave us some intriguing insight into his collaboration with directors Aaron Katz and Martha Stephens on their feature film Land Ho! (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics). The footage is as beautiful as the sound design itself!