MINNEAPOLIS — Splice (www.splice.tv) continues to expand its audio department with the recent addition of sound designer/mixer Keith Gettelman. The studio welcomed fellow sound designer/mixer Troy Hermes earlier this year to head the company’s audio team.
Together this summer, Gettelman and Hermes provided sound design and effects for director Eric D. Howell’s new short film Strangers, starring James Denton and Marta Milans, which went on to final mix with Gary Rizzo at Skywalker Sound in Northern California.
Gettelman began his career working for SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment of America, a.k.a. PlayStation). He worked with the award-winning music department on the development and implementation of music for such titles as God of War: Chains of Olympus, SOCOM: Confrontation, Warhawk, and Guitar Hero for Playstation 3.
Gettelman spent almost four years with Target, creating content for its retail video network Channel Red, Target.com, commercials, internal training videos, Target Racing, national meetings at Target Center, as well as Target Field content. Additionally, since 2007, Gettelman has taken on freelance audio work, providing content for the Outdoor & Pursuit Network, and working on independent commercials, and short- and full-length independent films.
“Sound has always inspired me,” says Gettelman. “Some of my first memories are of my father playing classical music, at full blast, while driving in one of his sports cars from the ‘70s. I believe the mix of V8 rumble with Beethoven & Bach made a lasting impression on me that makes audio an important part of my life. With post production audio, the buzz of solving the puzzle is what turns projects into a game that I can’t put down, and never makes my job feel like work. I’m extremely happy to join Splice.”