Sound Design

Sound Design

Film & Television

Faith Hill (Austin City Limits) ¢ Men Seeking Women (Showtime) ¢ Elvis Meets Nixon (Showtime) ¢ Loretta Lynn (Happily Ever After, HBO) ¢ Loretta Lynn (King Of The Hill, Fox) ¢ The Water Boy ¢ CSS Hunley (TNT) ¢ Donna Summer (McDonalds) ¢ Emmylou Harris (A&E) ¢ The Dottie West Story (Showtime)

2015 Afghan Dreams Los Gentiles Production - U.S. Department of Commerce
A 30-minute documentary based on the experience of 4 female Afghan law students participating in an international commercial arbitration competition in Doha, Qatar and Hong Kong. Presented to members of the U.S. Congress at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC March 3, 2015. Screened by American University's School of Communication and co-sponsored by the Foreign Correspondence Network to a full house for the "Movies That Matter series at American University in Washington, DC April 8 2015. Presented by Professor Eric E. Bergsten, former senior legal officer and secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, for the 22nd Annual McClean Lecture in International Law at University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
(music composer, sound design, dialog editor, mix engineer)

2013 Through Their Eyes Los Gentiles Production - American University
A 60-minute documentary based on the experience of six photojournalism students participating in an American University study abroad program in Cuba. Screened January 30 2013 to a full house at American University in Washington, DC. In November 2013 participated in the 23rd edition of the London Latin American Film Festival. In April 2014 was nominated to compete in the Documentary Feature category at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards. In July 2014 "Through Their Eyes was selected to compete in the 8th annual COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival.
(music composer, sound design, dialog editor, mix engineer)

2012 The Annie Sellick Trio Daytona State College Public Broadcasting
A live music showcase featuring the Annie Sellick Trio. Premiered on WDSC Public Television January 2013.
(director, editor, live recording, sound design, mix engineer)

2003 Deacon John's Jump Blues, Goin' Back to New Orleans Vetter Communications
A live concert DVD filmed at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans (destroyed by Katrina), and a documentary feature film staring Deacon John Moore, Allen Toussaint, Wardell Quezergue and Dr. John. Winner of the 2003 Surround Music Awards and winner of the New Orleans Off Beat Magazine Album of the Year. Aired on PBS June 6, 2006 in High Definition.
(live recording, editing, mix engineer)

2000 "You Get More for Your Money Donna Summer McDonalds TV Advertisement.
(recording, editing, mix engineer)

1999 CSS Hunley Adelson Entertainment
Staring Armand Assante and Donald Sutherland CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley during the siege of Charleston of 1864. Released on TNT July 1999.
(music score recording engineer)

1999 Happily Ever After, Fairy Tails for Every Child Season 3, episode 1, Hyperion Pictures
Loretta Lynn stars as "Deli Porkshop in this episode in a series of multicultural versions of many of your favorite fairy tales. Such as "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Three Little Pigs". Aired June, 1999.
(ADR engineer)

1998 The Water Boy Touchstone Pictures
Staring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Jerry Reed. A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team. Theatrical release 1998.
(ADR engineer)

1998 "Escape from Party Island King Of The Hill season 3, episode 17 Fox
Loretta Lynn plays Hank's mother Tilly. Aired March 16, 1999.
(ADR Engineer)

1997 Men Seeking Women Lions Gate/Artisan
Will Ferrell's film debut. Best Picture nomination at the Santa Barbara Film Festival March 1997, TV debut March 2003.
(music score recording engineer)

1997 Elvis Meets Nixon Avalanche Home Entertainment
A "mockumentary" about Elvis's real-life trip to the White House to become a federal marshal under the DEA, but meets the President instead. Along the way, the film exposes Elvis's humor, drug problem, and even him pulling a gun out at a doughnut shop. TV debut August 1997.
(music score recording engineer)

1996 "Faith Hill Austin City Limits Season 21, episode 11
Aired March 17, 1996 PBS.
(surround sound mix engineer)

1994 Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story CBS Entertainment
The autobiographical story of the life of country music legend Dottie West staring Michelle Lee, Chet Atkins, Larry Gatlin, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Aired on CBS January 1995.
(music score recording engineer)

1998 Johnny Cash: The Man In Black Biography A&E Entertainment
Emmylou Harris is interviewed in episode 597. Aired April, 1998.

Theme Park Sound Design

2012 It's A Wonderful Life Silver Dollar City Branson, MO
This original musical adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film features dazzling special effects and a talented cast of 14 actors and singers.
(sound design, mixing)

2008 A Dickens' Christmas Carol Silver Dollar City Branson, MO
A 60-minute Broadway-style show, the most elaborate production ever presented on a Silver Dollar City stage, surprises audiences with a talented cast of 15 actors accompanied by a live band, astounding special effects, stunning Victorian scenery and exquisite period costuming.
(sound design, mixing)

2007 Heading West Silver Dollar City Branson, MO
An elaborate 50-minute stage show created especially for the Silver Dollar City tells the story of American westward expansion in the 1860s through spirited characters, brilliant special effects, striking scenery and a rich musical score. Winner of Best Overall Production at the Big E Awards at The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in 2009.
(sound design, mixing)

2003 The Henry Ford Theater Dearborn, MI "Imax presentation
A multisensory exploration of the manufacturing experience, from concept to highway. Filled with jaw-dropping special effects, from "floating 3D laser projection mapping and high-energy audio to a breathtaking behind-the-wheel finale.
(sound design, mixing)

1991 Back To The Future Universal Studios, Orlando - the ride
A simulator ride where riders board motion-based vehicles modeled after the DeLorean DMC-12 featured in the films, and watch a film projected onto a large, dome-shaped IMAX screen.
(sound design, mixing)

Surround Sound DVD Projects

Alabama (RCA) ¢ Take 6 (Warner) ¢ Jill Sobule (BMG) ¢ Orleans (DTS) ¢ Bill Mize (HDS) ¢ Bela Fleck (Warner) ¢ Deacon John's Jump Blues (Vetter)
Ford Theater (Imax) ¢ Universal Studios, Orlando (Back To The Future ride, Imax)

2005 Lauren Ellis Feels Like Family Silverline
Released as a DualDisc, an innovative technology with a DVD on one side of the disc and CD on the other. Winner of the Surround Music Awards in Los Angeles in 2005 and nominated for "Best DualDisc Release at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
(surround sound mixing)

2003 Deacon John's Jump Blues, Goin' Back to New Orleans Vetter Communications
A live concert DVD filmed at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans (destroyed by Katrina), and a documentary feature film staring Deacon John Moore, Allen Toussaint, Wardell Quezergue and Dr. John. Winner of the 2003 Surround Music Awards and winner of the New Orleans Off Beat Magazine Album of the Year. Aired on PBS June 6, 2006 in High Definition.
(live recording, editing, mix engineer)

2002 5.1 For Real, A DVD-Audio Sampler Dolby Laboratories
A DVD-Audio demonstration disc featuring Brooks & Dunn, Jill Sobule and Deacon John among others, designed to promote the use of DVD-Audio as a high definition option for surround sound delivery to the public.
(surround sound mixing)

2001 Take 6 Take 6 Warner/Reprise Records
A high definition DVD Audio remix of the original 1998 release of the vocal sextet's debut album that was critically acclaimed, capturing Grammy Awards in both the jazz and gospel categories.
(surround sound mixing)

2001 Jill Sobule Rainy Day Parade Beyond Records
A high definition DVD-Audio mix for JVC's Beyond Music Sampler DVD, from the "Pink Pearl album released in 2000.
(surround sound mixing)

2000 Bela Fleck The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 Warner Brothers
One of Fleck's finest albums, this DVD-Audio release offers the listener a 3D perspective as if standing in the middle of 9 of Bluegrass music's finest musicians.
(surround sound mixing)

1999 Alabama For the Record, 41 Number 1 Hits RCA
Recorded live, October 10, 1998 at the Las Vegas Hilton boasting more than three hours of live Alabama music the DVD also features scrolling lyrics as well as backstage footage and a music video for their 42nd No. 1 hit, "How Do You Fall in Love."
(surround sound mixing)

1998 Orleans Orleans Live HDS dts Hi Definition Surround
Recorded live, October, 1990 at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY and mixed in dts surround sound featuring signature songs such a "Dance With Me and "Still The One.
(surround sound mixing)

1998 Bill Mize Coastin' HDS dts Hi Definition Surround
One of the first High Definition surround sound releases by the newly formed dts Entertainment / Digital Sound organization.
(producer, recording, surround sound mixing)

1998 DVD Audio Preview Disc Warner Music Group
A promotional disc created by Jac Holzman for the Warner Music Group to acquaint the professional community with the new DVD-Audio format.
(recording, surround sound mixing)


Jake Niceley is
an award winning audio engineer and sound designer, as well as
Associate Professor at
Daytona State College.

To contact Jake, email him at