NEW YORK CITY — Global creative audio network Squeak E. Clean Studios (www.squeakeclean.com) has added Suat Onur Ayas, MPSE, to its New York team as senior sound engineer. With over 15 years of experience in sound design and audio post, Ayas has worked extensively across advertising and entertainment for clients that include McDonald’s, GQ, Red Bull, HBO, Xbox and Maserati. He earned an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special” for his work on Ava Duverney’s Netflix mini series When They See Us. Additional credits include the Netflix documentary mini series Rise of Empires: Ottoman, the psychological horror feature
Ma, and the upcoming series
Midnight at the Pera Palace.
“The team at Squeak E. Clean Studios is extremely talented and I’m excited to get back to my roots with a mix of both commercial and entertainment work,” says Ayas, who leaves Los Angeles to return to his New Jersey roots.
Ayas began his career as an assistant at Kaufman Astoria Studios before moving abroad to Istanbul, Turkey, where he continued to hone his skills and style as a sound designer at Melodika for six years while also teaching Film/TV Audio at the SAE Institute. He made his way to Los Angeles in 2015, joining Karga Seven Pictures as head of audio department, working across the company’s slate of non-fiction television, feature film and commercial projects. He shifted his focus to feature films and documentaries, spending nearly five years at Technicolor as a sound designer/sound effects editor, and three years as a sound designer/sound effects editor at Formosa Group.
“Our clients’ needs are constantly evolving, and the types of projects and scope of work we do calls for a broad range of honed skill sets,” notes Squeak E. Clean Studios’ managing director Hamish Macdonald. “Suat's diverse expertise gives him the ability to seamlessly oscillate between crafting succinct audio storytelling in short form work, and the thematic creative strategy and artistry required for long-form and episodic work."