“I wanted to shoot you a quick email to say that from my perspective it sounds fantastic. You really did a great job on this piece…lots of wonderful sonic layers. The sounds are so distinctive and balanced, flowing seamlessly and tonally into each visual change. It has a wonderful quality. Thanks.”
-Rupert Nadeau – Standard Vision, LLC.
“…played the last submission sneak peek to our big boss here last night and he almost shot beer out his nose, from all of the awesome.”
“You’ve been a major part of this process since you helped walk us through that first LinkedIn conversation 6 months ago, and along with Jesper your design contribution, implementation suggestions, magical ears, and support have really helped guide this from half-formed idea to full execution.”
-Nicholas Day, Plarium
Andy has some of the best “ears” out there and can communicate his design ideas quickly and easily. This translates into my being able to get a higher quality effect that will be utilized effectively. His manner is that of a co-worker, always ready to listen to an idea and yet able to “steer” me away from an area that is not playing as well, all the while making me feel my contributions ( and the rest of the crew ) are valuable. Andy is one person that when I know I am working with him, I will deliver a superior product, on time and have really enjoyed the experience.
John Roesch, Lead Foley Artist at Warner Bros.
Andy and Wabi Sabi Sound played a significant and hugely valuable role in the creation of Dead Space 3′s Sound Design. Apart from being a hugely talented sound designer, Andy has and infectious creative energy and is a complete pleasure to work with. He’s also very responsive to feedback. I hope I get the opportunity to work with him again soon.
Nick Laviers, Audio Director at Electronic Arts
Andy’s work was fantastic, and to this day I still get compliments and inquieries on the sound effects he created for my animation. His turnaround time for the final sounds was also extremely fast as I did not supply him with the final animations till the same day as the deadline.
Mark T. Carlson, R&D FX Engineer at DreamWorks Animation
Andy is a great designer because he always places himself in the ears of the listener and is able to perceive, from their perspective, what’s the most crucial interpretation of a given sound or gestalt of sounds on a moment to moment basis. This is a straightforward premise that very few sound designers are able to carry through in practice, and requires a great amount of dedication to detail and craftsmanship
Paul Gorman, Audio Director at Electronic Arts
Andrew is the most talented Sound Designer I’ve ever met. I was fortunate to work with him on DeadSpace. It was really cool of Andrew to share some his techniques for creating killer sounds, but he also impressed upon me many broad, conceptual ideas regarding creating immersion for the player.
I have no doubt that DeadSpace wouldn’t have been as successful without Andy’s work on the soundscape.
Marcus Egan, Valve, Inc.
Andrew did a great job of taking direction from the design team on the creatures and combat in Dead Space, and he produced absolutely fantastic results.
Once I had a good idea of how we wanted key scenes to look and feel, Andrew and I discussed what kind of sound treatment would work best with them. I wanted a cohesive soundscape, not just a collection of sound effects. Andy understood that and assured me that we’d get a comprehensive treatment. He offered lots of ideas on how he could exceed what we were expecting.
Andrew worked very quickly, yet the results he delivered in fact completely exceeded my expectations. We ended up with creatures and combat that sounded very original and absolutely terrifying.
In Dead Space, quality was king, and Andrew absolutely delivered.
W. Wright Bagwell, Director of Design at Zynga
The honest, hype-free truth is that your sound design is the difference between my wanting to release the film or shelve it. Of course shelving it was never really an option, but still accurately describes my feelings pre-sound design. My hopes were that good sound would fill gaps in the film, but your design went further by contributing soul and character in a way that’s harmonious with the tone of the world. When watching a film, I typically only notice sound if it’s bad while quality design goes unnoticed (which is kind of the point, as I understand it). However, sound in the films I actually make is a different story, and It’s been educational to see the profound effect sound has on narrative. Having worked with you, the thought of going with a less-skilled sound designer in the future makes me break out into a cold sweat. Sound isn’t just more important than visuals; it holds the narrative hostage.
Chip Norman, Director Mullberry
Sounds AWESOME! So cool to watch one of our projects with kick ass sound… It pretty much brought tears to our eyes! Sounds like everything is either great or on the right path! The sounds of the couch are amazing…!
Ryan Coopersmith, Boo Ya Pictures, On Lazy Boyz