Monday, March 8

Episode 3 – Richard Trejo

This episode introduces my friend Richard Trejo. He is my good friend, sound engineer and co-host of my other podcast When Straight Meets Gay.

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” Since I was a young kid, I’ve had this fascination with Werewolves. This fascination drove me to the film ‘An American Werewolf in London’ At the wide-eyed age of 8, I stared at that hairy, magnificent, werewolf in wonderment. From that moment I was hooked to movies. While embarking upon my journey to watch as many movies as I could I realized a couple of things along the way: Sound is major, but only as much as music. 

Sound has been a big part of my life, since I was a kid. Whether it be watching Spielberg films or James Cameron, it has been a major inspiration. Another thing these heavy hitters taught me were that music can make or break a scene. I realized that a Low rumbling drone can create tension or suspense, or a properly placed violin sting can heighten the intensity. Music is just as important. Robert Rodriguez and John Carpenter not only enforced those philosophies, but put turned on the light bulb that I could do it myself. That’s when I started creating long moody songs, that I tried to fashion into traditional music. After I put some of my music behind Dean Werner’s ‘The Night’ I realized where my music belonged.

Up until about a year ago all this was a side project, or a hobby. I worked a desk job, at an insurance company the same time, taking the same trip, drinking out of the same cup, just pretty much doing the same thing every day… for 10 years…

For a year now I’ve been chasing my dream to make a living as a film maker. It’s hard, but the most rewarding times of my life. 

I have had my hand in a little bit of everything — Location Sound, Composing, Post Sound, Camera — but my end goal is to write, direct, and score my own flicks. Those are the three things I enjoy the most and look forward to sharing with the world. “

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