One of his childhood heroes was Michael Winslow (aka Motor Mouth Jones from the Police Academy movies); so in retrospect, his choice in career path probably isn’t all that surprising. Walking around and imitating the sounds and noises that you hear everyday is a little awkward socially. So, he started doing the next best thing…recording, editing and mixing them.
After spending a few years exploring the “live” side of the audio industry, Shaun first stepped into a recording studio in 2002. He took his first post-production editing gig in 2004, at WGBH Boston, and has never looked back. His career has been focused on television and film, working as a sound designer and re-recording mixer for projects that have been distributed around the globe. There’s also been a bit of radio and interactive that’s crept in over the years as well. Shaun now works at Skywalker Sound, and continues to work independently between projects. Check out the Projects page to see what he’s been up to.
Shaun is very involved in the professional community. He is an active member of the MPSE, has presented at AES, been published in Game Developer Magazine, and was a special presenter at The Smithsonian in November of 2013. He can also be found online at DesigningSound.org (where he is a contributing editor), waxing conversational on SocialSoundDesign.com, or struggling to be concise on Twitter @DynInterference.