A Bit About Me (audio pun intended)
I am a Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, and Filmmaker soaking up everything I can about film audio. Though a Syracuse native, I've built a temporary home base at the University of Rochester. In my spare time, I am always searching for new projects that challenge me to get creative, whether on set or in the studio.
Over the past 3 years, I've been fortunate to collaborate with amazing animators, filmmakers, and composers from the University of Rochester, RIT School of Film and Animation, Eastman School of Music, and Nazareth College. From dark, ambient designs and magical underwater soundscapes to an auditorium full of happy babies and quirky comedies in the woods, I love creating dynamic worlds that can transport, immerse and entertain. No matter the environment, I'm always game for new ideas, new styles, and especially new sounds.
August 2021 - present
This summer, I am headed out to the West Coast to work as a Post-Production Sound Intern at Sound Rebels LLC!
Sound Rebels is an audio post studio specializing in sound design, Foley, and mixing for animated television (Spongebob, Kung Fu Panda, Inside Job, etc.)
I am a Teaching Assistant for Professor and two-time NY Emmy Award Winner, Rob LaVaque. The courses I support are centered around sound design & composition; course content includes Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Wwise, hard/software synths, MIDI history, basic field recording, sound editing, mixing and more.
I interned at Girls Rock! Rochester as the Audio Technician and Videographer. I independently completed pre-pro, production, and video/audio post for The Mixtape Showcase (58m). I was responsible for shooting and editing music videos, interviews, and camp recaps, designing graphics, recording live performances and mixing demos for each band. I also made this stop motion promo for the 10k for 10 years fundraiser.
Freelance Video/Audio for RIT School of Animation Student Films, After Hours A Capella, Her Campus at Rochester
Marketing & Communications Specialist for @urcareercenter
Peer Career Advisor for @urcareercenter
Social Media Director & Videographer for The Social Distanced Showcase
Graphic Designer for UR Program of Dance and Movement
Video Editor for Upstate NYI
Floor Staff at Regal Cinemas
The Art of Film
Films of the Golden Age
African Film, Media & Culture
Language for Advertising
Guilt: The Films of Hitchcock and Allen
Teenage Representation On-Screen
Film As Object
Audio for Visual Media
Film Audio Production
The Art and Technology of Recording
Critical Listening for Audio Production
Stereo Microphone Technique
Intro to Audio Engineering
Audio for Gaming
Introduction to Music Theory
Music Theory I & II
Keyboarding Skills I
AUDIO & MUSIC
Voice for the Actor
Feminism and Social Justice
20th Century Storytelling
© 2022 by Grace Stensland.