Sound Design

SELECTED WORK:

The Apocalypse, dir: Andrew Zuchero (2012) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

Official selection:  Sundance and South By Southwest film festivals; SXSW 2013 Best Midnight Short.


Catherine, dir: Dean Fleischer-Camp (2013) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

Official selection: Sundance, AFI, and Rooftop film festivals.


Reggie Watts – A “Live” in Central Park!, dir: Duncan Skiles (2012) [sound editing, sound mix]

Comedy Central special.


Food Party, created by Thu Tran for IFC (2009-2010) [sound design, additional voice acting, sound editing, sound mix]

Two seasons (26 epsiodes) on IFC.


Cole Haan “Born in 1928″ ad campaign, dir: Ben Hughes (2013) [sound editing, sound mix]

Ad campaign and interviews with the late Maya Angelou (a Vimeo Staff Pick), Apollo 13 commander Capt. Jim Lovell, model and fashion editor China Machado, and photographer Elliott Erwitt.

 

ABOUT:

Jonathan Schenke has worked on a wide range of projects – including both narrative and documentary, short-form and feature-length programs – for broadcast, Internet, and theatrical screenings.  His work has been shown and awarded at Sundance, South By Southwest, AFI, and other film festivals.  He has worked on advertisements for Intel, Cole Haan, FILA, TiVo, and others.  Jonathan has also done sound design for installations, software, and video games.  His experience includes sound editing and mixing, sound design, ADR/voice recording, restoration/clean-up, score mixing, and score composition.

 

NARRATIVE:

In and Out of Control, dir: Emir Eralp (2016) [score]

A silent short film by fashion photographer Emir Eralp, featuring the legendary dancer Lutz Förster and a score by Eaters.  The film premiered on Nowness, and has been featured and awarded at film festivals around the world.


 

Bluebeard, dir: Rachel Garber Cole and Kimberlee Venable (2016) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A modern adaptation of the French fairy tale of the same name, this surreal short follows  a young woman after she moves in with her partner.  Premiered at Bushwick Film Festival 2016.


 

Mom Died, dir: Robin Comisar (2016) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A short film centered around a family whose members are dealing with their grief in wildly different ways.  Premiered at Bad Water Film Festival 2016.


 

Childs’ Playhouse: Hospital Head Doctor, dir: Dean Fleischer-Camp (2016) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A short film by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.  The stories were written and performed by children, and portray a doctor and his team treating a patient with butterflies in her stomach.  A Vimeo Staff Pick.


 

This Won’t Hurt a Bit, dir: Mary Harron (2014) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A short film by Mary Harron (director of American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol and The Notorious Betty Page) for We the Economy, a series produced by Morgan Spurlock and Paul G. Allen.  The short is a black comedy about the intricacies and misdirection of the American healthcare system and its effect on the average person.


 

The Poisoner, dir: Chris Hefner (2014) [sound editing, score mix, sound mix]

The second feature film by Chicago director/artist Chris Hefner.  It’s a surreal narrative film about a woman entering a marriage with the explicit arrangement with her husband to slowly poison him, featuring an original score by Daniel Knox.


 

Last of the Great Romantics, dir: Duncan Skiles (2014) [sound editing, sound mix]

A narrative feature film by Duncan Skiles.  It’s a theatrical rom-com starring Ben Ramaeka as a heart-broken romantic, featuring a hilarious Kumail Nanjiani as the local corner-store clerk and the closest thing he has to a friend.  Winner of Best Narrative Film at Macon Film Festval 2014.


 

Catherine, dir: Dean Fleischer-Camp (2013) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A series and a short film by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.  The series ran on Jash (the Youtube channel run by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts) and the short film was an official selection at Sundance, AFI, and Rooftop Film Festival.


 

Dissocia, dir: Kyle Waszkelewicz (2013) [sound editing, sound mix]

A short film by Kyle Waszkelewicz about a relationship between a young woman and a deaf man, scored by Wild Leaves.


 

The Fuzz, dir: Duncan Skiles (2013) [sound editing, ADR, sound mix]

A film by Duncan Skiles about the rise of a puppet kingpin of the criminal underground and the straight-laced puppet/alcoholic human police partners who work to bring him down.  The Fuzz premiered at South By Southwest 2013.


 

The Apocalypse, dir: Andrew Zuchero (2012) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A short film by Andrew Zuchero about the end of the world, starring Martin Star (Freak and Geeks) and Ella Rae Peck (Gossip Girl).  It was an official selection of  Sundance and South By Southwest film festivals, winning SXSW 2013 Best Midnight Short.


 

Puppy Dreams, dir: Alex Delyle (2012) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A narrative short coming of age story about a young girl who gets mono.


 

The Misguided Guide to the Origin of Everything dir: Thu Tran (2011) [dialog recording, voices, sound design, sound editing, sound mix]

A series of “informational” cartoons about why things are the way they are, from the team that made Food Party.


 

The Pink Hotel, dir: Chris Hefner (2010) [sound mix]

The ominous debut feature film by Chris Hefner.  “Gorgeous and enigmatic — dripping with pinkness!” – Guy Maddin.


 

Orchard Vale, dir: Tim Kinsella (2007) [dialog replacement/ADR, sound editing, sound mix]

The debut feature film by musician Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc, Owls, et al) about a group of people living together after the fall of civilization.


 

 

DOCUMENTARY:

Who is Gil Scott-Heron?, dir: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (2014) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about the poet/musician Gil Scott-Heron by Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard (the BAFTA-nominated directors of 20,000 Days on Earth).  Not so much a biography as a memorial, with people close to him remembering and relating stories about their late, great friend.


 

Guest House Helios, dir: Ryan Jeffery (2013) [sound editing, sound mix]

An impressionistic documentary following the day-to-day activities around this Croatian resort during its final season of operation.


 

Married… And Counting, dir: Allan Piper (2012) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary narrated by George Takai about two men who travel the United States to get married in each state that will allow it.


 

Still Life, dir: Masie Cochran (2011) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about world-renowned taxidermist Frank Newmyer, shot and edited by Duncan Skiles.


 

Girl Talk – New Year’s Eve 2009 Documentary, dir: JP Coakley [sound mix]

A documentary about the sold-out New Year’s Eve 2009/2010 performance by Girl Talk at Chicago’s Congress Theater.


 

Scrappers, dir:Brian Ashby, Ben Kolak, and Courtney Prokopas (2010) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about two metal scavengers in Chicago.  One of Roger Ebert’s best documentaries of 2010.


 

Riot Acts, dir: Madsen Minax (2009) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about trans musicians.


 

Our School, dir: Oren Goldenberg (2009) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about teens in the Detroit public school system.


 

Wet Season, dir: Ben Russell (2008) [sound editing, sound mix]

An “experimental ethnography” recorded in the wet season in Suriname.


 

Garbage! The Revolution, dir: Andrew Nisker (2007) [sound design, sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about the waste generated by an average family, and one family who saves all of their trash for three months to get a sense of the mess their making.


 

Notes on the Death of Kodachrome, dir: Jennifer Montgomery (2007) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary/elegy to the film stock Kodachrome after its discontinuation, included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.


Jamesie: King of Scratch, dir: Andrea Leland (2006) [sound editing, sound mix]

A documentary about the Virgin Islands musician Jamesie and quelbe (or “scratch”) music.


 

 

TELEVISION:

Reggie Watts – A “Live” in Central Park!, dir: Duncan Skiles (2012) [sound editing, sound mix]

A part stand-up/part narrative comedy special for Comedy Central by Reggie Watts and Duncan Skiles.  I also mixed and mastered the accompanying CD.


 

Food Party: Season 2, created by Thu Tran for IFC (2010) [sound design, additional voice acting, sound editing, sound mix]

The second season (20 episodes) of Food Party for IFC.  An absurdist comedy with puppets and cardboard sets that was tangentially related to food.  This season was edited by Dean Fleischer-Camp (of Marcel the Shell and Catherine), and directed by John Lee (Wonder Showzen), Stephen Probert, Christian Simmons, and Zachariah Durr.


 

Food Party: Season One, created by Thu Tran for IFC (2009) [sound design, sound editing, sound mix]

The first season of Food Party for IFC.  An absurdist comedy with puppets and cardboard sets that was tangentially related to food.


 

 

ADVERTISEMENTS:

Dusty Hernandez-Harrison x FILA, dir: James Petrozello (2016) [sound editing, sound design, sound mix]

A series of ads and short features following USBA Welterweight champion Dusty Hernandez-Harrison for Roc Nation and FILA.


 

Tivo “The Date”, dir: Robin Comisar (2016) [sound editing, sound mix]

A series of ads for the new TiVo Bolt.


 

Crossfit “Keep Hope Alive”, dir: Robin Comisar (2015) [sound editing, sound mix]

An ad shown on ESPN, portraying a 79 year-old and her Crossfit rehabilitation program.


 

Cole Haan / Unlocking the Truth “Heavy Metal Jingle Bells”, dir: Ben Huges(2013) [sound recording, sound mix]

A special holiday ad by Cole Haan starring the pre-teen metal band Unlocking the Truth.


 

Success Academy spots, dir: Aaron Wesner (2013) [sound editing, sound mix]

An advertisement campaign for Success Academy Charter Schools.


 

Cole Haan “Born in 1928″ ad campaign, dir: Ben Hughes (2013) [sound editing, sound mix]

A series of interview-style short films/portraits by Ben Hughes for Cole Haan.  Subjects include the late Maya Angelou (a Vimeo Staff Pick), Apollo 13 commander Capt. Jim Lovell, model and fashion editor China Machado, and photographer Elliott Erwitt.


 

Intel Ultrabook ad campaign, dir: Andrew Zuchero (2013) [sound design, sound mix]

A 2013 ad campaign for the new line of Intel Ultrabook laptops.


 

Intel Ultrabook “Convertible” ad campaign, dir: Andrew Zuchero (2012) [sound design, sound mix]

The 2012 ad campaign for the new Intel Ultrabook.


 

 

OTHER:

Eyes Have Brightened, installation by Christopher Duffy & Eaters (2016) [sound design, score]

An installation of sound- and light-sculptures at Knockdown Center (Queens, NY) and at Machines With Magnets (Pawtucket, RI).


 

Eventide TVerb (2016) [design consultation, preset creation]

A TEC Award-nominated plugin by legendary effects company Eventide Audio, inspired by the techniques used during the recording of David Bowie’s Heroes.


 

Pasta Shooter; created by Thu Tran, programmed by Ivan Safrin and Bobo Do (2014) [sound design, score]

A video-game created for HP Power-Up Fest.  It’s a first-person shooter where instead of shooting people with bullets to kill them, you shoot pasta into their mouths until they’re too fat to move anymore.


 

Welcome to Cleveland, created by Thu Tran, programmed by Ivan Safrin and Bobo Do (2014) [sound design, score]

An interactive installation at Case Western Reserve University’s new Tinkham Veale Universtiy Center.  Six Cleveland-themed gesture-based games cycle through on a free-standing 30-foot LED wall in the atrium.  The score and sound effects provide both sonic feedback for the users as well as an ambient background to people in the surrounding areas.


 

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