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about CHRIS CARROLL

I began my audio career in 2005 after graduating from Pulse College, Dublin with an honors certificate for Sound Engineering. I worked for a period in live sound. Firstly, with Peter Gabriel at Real World studio's in Wiltshire, UK as part of his 2005 "Still Growing Up" tour. I continued working live gigs in and around Dublin live music venues and also worked at larger stadium concerts for the likes of Sting and Rhianna in Dublin's Croke Park and RDS arenas! Shortly after I began my work in location sound, post production and creative sound design. Soon realizing that this was the area of sound I enjoyed most as an engineer, and where I could best apply my skills. Beginning with an internship on Channel 4 series "Teachers" for Tiger Aspect Productions in the UK, I went on to work on various productions throughout the years including "Trivia" for RTE and "Mooneboy" for Deadpan Pictures. In late 2012 I was recruited by Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films to work in their audio post-production house. I've been credited on many of their productions including Doc McStuffins, The Octonauts, Bing Bunny, Trouble in Paradise and Peter Rabbit. After 3 very successful years in Brown Bag I left in 2015 to pursue a freelance career.

I've since worked on Irish feature films "Get Up and Go" and "Michael Inside" along with various commercials and television shows. I worked on 3 IFB funded shorts as Production Sound Mixer in 2017. "Acorn" which was shown and well received at last year's Galway Film Festival, "Confession" and "Catcalls". I've continued working on projects as post-production sound engineer, mixing, editing and sound design for commercials, film, tv, radio and podcasts. I also continue to work as a boom operator for bigger productions and recently wrapped on the production of Irish/Sweedish co production "Rig 45" which will be broadcast on UTV in 2018. If you think I'd fit into your team and would like to discuss an upcoming production please get in touch. All of my details are on the "Contact" page, or you can leave yours and i'll be sure to get back to you. I'm happy to take on jobs however big or small. I've a full list of production credits on the "Credits" page. If your interested in the equipment I use please visit the "Equipment" page. 

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work

 

MICHAEL INSIDE - BOOM OPERATOR

Coming Soon to Irish Cinemas Written and directed by Frank Berry, Michael Inside tells the story of Michael McCrea (Dafhyd Flynn) an impressionable 18-year-old living with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy) in a Dublin housing estate who gets caught holding a bag of drugs for his friend's older brother, and is sentenced to three months in prison.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE - POST SOUND DESIGN, ADR and RE-RECORDING MIX (3 Episodes)

The second episode in the online series, 'Trouble in Paradise'. In this episode, Crabby gets an unexpected visitor to the island that puts him in a bit of a tizzy...

FIGHTING WORDS - POST SOUND DESIGN, ADR and RE-RECORDING MIX

A unicorn-horned octopus and a talking purple chair fight to save their home town of Sunnyshine from a wicked king and his army of moustaches. The irreverently titled 'The Story Will Be Revealed in the Movie' is a quirky, mad-cap, extraordinary tale that was written, designed, and performed by the children of Fighting Words as the third consecutive collaboration with Brown Bag Films, with narration by the wonderful Deirdre O'Kane.

 ACORN - PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER

ACORN - PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER

DOC MC STUFFINS - DIALOG EDITOR, AUDIO ASSISTANT  (3 Seasons)

Doc has to go to the North Pole to help Santa fix a toy before Christmas morning! 

BING BUNNY - DIALOG EDITOR, AUDIO ASSISTANT  (1 Seasons)

Watch this clip of Bing and his friends getting ready to watch the fireworks. 

SIMON APPEAL - BOOM OPERATOR

Fair City's Maclean Burke asks people to donate to their local Simon Community. People who are homeless desperately need our support. But we can't help them without kind donations from people like you. Your gift will help us to provide essential support to those experiencing homelessness, shelter and human kindness to someone who has nowhere else to turn.

AMAZING MUMS - PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER

World Vision Ireland short film highlighting the importance of mothers around the world. 

THE BREAK - POST RE-RECORDING MIX

MOONEBOY SEASON 2 - SOUND TRAINEE

Mooneboy is back! On Monday 17th February at 9pm. Martin's now at big school, which opens up a whole new world of fun and adventures for him and Padraic, particularly in the 'girls' department. With imaginary friend Sean (Chris O'Dowd) on hand to provide the usual solid, helpful advice to Martin, what could possibly go wrong?

PETER RABBIT - DIALOG EDITOR, AUDIO ASSISTANT  (3 Seasons)

 is full of adventure and excitement, tapping into children's innate desire for exploration. It celebrates the themes of friendship, nature, discovery and adventure as Peter investigates the world around him. 

GET UP AND GO - BOOM OPERATOR

Film tells the story of Coilin and Alex, two friends in Dublin at the wrong end of their 20s whose dreams of artistic greatness haven't quite worked out. When Alex discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant, he refuses to allow her derail his plans to leave Dublin for the bright lights of London.

HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER - DIALOG EDITOR, AUDIO ASSISTANT  (2 Seasons)

It's Halloween in Roarsville so Henry and his friends are going to the Halloween Parade! 

THE OCTONAUTS - DIALOG EDITOR, AUDIO ASSISTANT  (3 Seasons)

Emperor Penguins Season 4 like comment share subscribe The Octonauts is a British children's television series, produced by Silvergate Media for the BBC channel CBeebies. The series is animated in Ireland by Brown Bag Films but uses British voice actors. The TV series is based on American-Canadian children's books written by Vicki Wong and Michael C.

PETER GABRIEL - SOUND INTERN REAL WORLD STUDIOS

Peter Gabriel performs all of his greatest hits to a sold out audience in the Fila Forum, Milan, in 2003. Included in this musical-tour-de-force are the hits Sledgehammer, Red Rain, In Your Eyes and Solsbury Hill. http://vevo.ly/HowFOT

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Services

 

boom operator

I've worked on many feature films, television shows and commercials as the boom operator. Not only is the role physically challenging, there's also a very high level of both technical skill, and people skills, that are required to ensure pristine audio, and comfortable cast and crew.


dialog editor (POST PRODUCTION)

Dialog editing services are provided for live action/animated film and television. You can also avail of this service for podcasts, radio shows, audiobooks, corporate video and online content. 


re-recording mixer (POST PRODUCTION)

In addition to dialog editing I can provide final mix for your project. Delivery in stereo mixes, 2.1 and surround sound (5.1 and 7.1) mix are all available. Mixes are delivered to meet international loudness protocol including ATSC A/85 (the US), EBU R128 (Europe), OP-59 (Australia).


FILE DELIVERY FORMATTING (POST PRODUCTION)

In order to meet all of the delivery specification for your project you may need to have all of you files packaged up in the correct formats. I can take care of all of the formatting for your files including stem track formatting and output, protools session delivery, and loudness specifications.

consultation

I'm always available to discuss your project and impart my extensive knowledge should you require a little advise.  If your relatively comfortable with tackling the audio aspect of a project yourself, but could do with a little help or re-assurance, I can be of service. Likewise if you hit an audio related stumbling block during your production I can assist you on your options and give suggestions on how resolve any issues.

 

Location sound recordist/mixer

I've got an extensive kit list for recording location sound for drama. Condenser/shotgun mics, radio lapel mics, IEM playback system for director and script superviser, audio mixer and recorder with timecode, boom poles, headphones, cables, and all the other bits and bobs to ensure your project audio gets all of the care and attention it deserves.


audio repair (POST PRODUCTION)

If you happen to find yourself in an audio pickle I might be able to help! Many times people take there audio in to edit only to discover a "ruined" take from really distracting wind, hum or background noise. All is not lost! I can analyse your audio and let you know if it can be repaired with some clever editing.  


SOUND DESIGN (POST PRODUCTION)

I can build your project up with spot and foley sfx and music so you will have dynamic and engaging audio in your final project. All of the music, atmospheres, spot and foley effects are covered. This service is particularly attractive to animation projects, radio-plays, or podcasts where soundtracks are needed to add that vital dimension.

I have known Chris Carroll for over 10 years now. He came to assist us in the studio at real world studios for tour preparations and recordings.
We were put together a very complex audio package and Chris was able to help setup it up and learn with us. Chris is a very reliable person who you can depend on always. Calm and dedicated to the task at hand he really gets what is going on in situations and delivers. I have no problem recommending Chris for anything that he takes on.
— Richard Chappell - Sound Engineer Peter Gabriel/Real World Studios
 

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Equipment

 

CONDENSER/DYNAMIC MICS
Sennheiser MKH416 w/Rycote Windjammer
Sennheiser MKH8050 w/Rycote Windjammer
Octava MK-012 x2
SE Electronics 2200A
LAVALIER MICS
Sanken Cos11 x2
Sennheiser ME2 x3
Rode Lav Mic x2
RADIO MIC SYSTEMS
Sennheiser EW112-P G3 x3
Rodelink x2
MIXERS
Sound Devices 552
SQN 3M Location Mixer
Yamaha MG124
Alesis Multimix
Zoom F-Control
Digidesign 002 controller
AUDIO RECORDERS
Sound Devices 552
Zoom F4
Zoom H1
BOOMPOLES
K-Tek KEG-100 Avalon 5 Section Graphite Boom Pole

AUDIO INTERFACES
Digidesign 002
Digidesign Mbox
Apogee Jam
Zoom F4
HEADPHONES
Sennheiser HD-25 x2
Sennheiser HD200 Pro
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro
POWER OPTIONS
Hawk-Woods DVSQN w/Swit S8970 DV Style NFP Battery
COMPUTER
15" Macbook Pro i7 16GB Ram
MISCELLANEOUS
Sachtler SN602 Sound Bag
Selection of cables (Van Damme pro audio cable with Neutrik XLR connectors, BNC to Lemo 5 TC cable, BNC to BNC, TRS to TRS, TRS to XLR. DAW Software (Protools, Reason, Logic) w/selection of plugins for post-production.

 

PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATES

 
 

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CONTACT

phone087 9693978

e-mail: chriscarrollaudio@gmail.com

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testimonials

I have known Chris Carroll for over 10 years now. He came to assist us in the studio at real world studios for tour preparations and recordings.
We were put together a very complex audio package and Chris was able to help setup it up and learn with us. Chris is a very reliable person who you can depend on always. Calm and dedicated to the task at hand he really gets what is going on in situations and delivers. I have no problem recommending Chris for anything that he takes on.
— Dickie Chappell - Real World Studios/Peter Gabriel
I’ve worked on several projects with Chris in his capacity as Audio Engineer, including on two award-winning short animated films for Fighting Words and a promo short. Chris took the lead of the audio department for each production, voice recording, foley work and musical score creation.
The final mix on both occasions was of a very high standard and I am very proud of the final result.
Chris thoroughly invests in any project he is part of, he sees each task out to its best possible end result, and he brings a strong air of confidence and charisma with his overall easy going personality.
A true professional, Chris would be of tremendous value to any team and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
— Craig Kane - Director