CHICAGO — Commercial sound mixer Brian Battersby is relocating from New York City to Harbor’s (harborpicturecompany.com) Chicago studio. His career includes work for Pantene, Facebook Messenger, Nintendo, Citi, Olay, Oral B, Lancôme, Comcast, Pepsi, American Airlines, Red Lobster and Garnier, among others. Battersby’s creative approach places an emphasis on bespoke sound design:
“I’ve been trying to focus on the unique by creating and performing sounds myself, rather than gravitating towards effects from libraries,” he explains. “In what I do, sound design is probably the most creative part of the work, and it’s ever evolving. It’s important to keep pushing the envelope and to never settle for something you’ve done before just because it worked in the past. Like all our work, every project is unique.”
Battersby received a Best Sound Editing nomination at the LA Indie Short Fest for his work on War Peace. Prior to joining Harbor, he worked with Sonic Park Recording Studio and ACIEM Studios.