Dave Nelson’s career spans over twenty years in the film, sound and recording industry. His work involves an interesting mixture of documentaries, features, shorts as well as albums (some of which have been nominated for Academy, Emmy and Grammy Awards). It is his intuitive and improvisational style that constantly keeps him in demand as one of the most sought-after sound designers in the industry.
In 1982, Dave was instrumental in founding a multi-media band called Autotom, one of the first bands of it’s kind to utilize slide projection and digitally pre-recorded samples on stage.
In 1985, Dave and Producer, Mitch Stein founded Poolside Studios. Working with sound pioneer’s Donny Blank and Doug Murray, Dave gained experience in dialog and music editing and developed an improvisational sound design style. At Poolside he developed a reputation as a fun and professional engineer and worked on “Little Dieter Needs to Fly”, “2000 Jahre Christentum”, “Wings of Hope” and “My Best Fiend” by Werner Herzog as well as “Bus Driver’s Union” by Haskell Wexler.
In 1996, Dave founded Outpost Film Center with Josh Rosen. Dave and Josh worked on many projects including, “When Abortion was Illegal: Untold Stories“, “Fun”, “Dream with the Fishes” and “Cherish“. At the same time, Dave and Latin Jazz Producer, Greg Landau recorded a string of Cuban and World Beat CD’s, two of which with Patato Valdez were nominated for Grammy Awards.
Later Outpost Film Center became Outpost Studios and is now located at 69 Green Street. At this new location Dave continues to track Foley, mix and create sound design for outstanding films, video games and web-series. In 2013 he tracked in-game and cinematic Foley for Sony video games “inFAMOUS: Second Son” and “Puppeteer”. He also created sound design and mixed Tiffany Shlain’s web-series, “The Future Starts Here”, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2014.
Relying on Dave’e expertise, knowledge and reputation, Outpost Studios has become the premiere audio post-production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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