Resumé

Wil Masisak

Writer/Director • Film & Music Production Services • Editor & Audio Post

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2394186/

SUMMARY

My film career spans nearly 4 decades as a Writer, Director, Producer, Audio Specialist, and Editor on over 80 films and TV shows, as well as work in front of the camera.

  • Co-wrote and edited the comedy feature film, My Favorite Movie
  • Work as Writer/Director includes My First Toy Company (official selection and award finalist, TriggerStreet Film Festival), Juggling: an Introduction to the Filmmaker, Head Diva: Good Head Hunting, and avant-garde short Flat Tiger
  • Producer of multiple films, including epic western Steed & Cannes-selected Seven Rounds.
  • Multiple awards as composer & performer; Scholastic Press and Downbeat magazine deebee Awards
  • Conducting Apprentice to the Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Music supervisor & composer work includes Maybe Tomorrow, Head Diva, My Favorite Movie, & Ed & Lulu

EXPERIENCE

Writer/Director, Producer at FlatTiger Films

September 2005 – Present (Los Angeles, CA)

Screenwriter, director, and producer for feature film The Complete Guide To Iceland (currently in production) and multiple feature films in development, including, Cosmonaut, Gorky Park, and Teresa’s Heart. Producer of Nigerian/South African feature film Blackbet’. Producer-Director for Commercial clients, including Sony Playstation, Dupixent, Better Oats, American Public Television.

Sound Master and Audiophile at Sightdotsound

December 2000 – Present

Audio Recordist/Editor and Music creator for over 80 films, including expert Production Sound, Post-Sound Edit and Mix, Music Supervision, Original Song for film, Film Scoring, Music Production/Recording/Mix.

Adjunct Faculty, Naropa University

2000 – 2001 Boulder, CO

Taught basics of recording and music production to non-music majors at accredited university. Course covered the entire range from “What is sound?” to each student individually creating multi-track recordings.

Conducting Apprentice, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

October 1980 – May 1981 Pittsburgh, PA

AWARDS & HONORS

•  2x Scholastic Press Songwriting Award (1980)

•  2x Downbeat Magazine deebee award (1981)

•  Pittsburgh Symphony Conducting Apprenticeship (1981)

•  TriggerStreet FIlm Festival Award Finalist (2006)

•  Iowa Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (2018)

 

Selected Commerical:

Sony Playstation (producer, director)

Better Oats [multiple spots] (writer, director)

Pedal America [multiple spots] (writer, director)

Dupixent (sound editor & producer: 5.1)

Selected Short Films/Experimental:

My First Toy Company (writer, director, editor)

Juggling: An Introduction To The Filmmaker (writer, director, editor)

Seven Rounds (associate producer, sound editor, music supervisor)

In The Name Of The Son [multiple awards] (sound mixer)

Together As One (5.1 sound recordist)

Redcoats [multiple awards] (sound mixer)

Selected Long-form Narrative:

My Favorite Movie (writer, picture editor, composer, music supervisor, sound editor)

Driven [series] (associate producer, sound supervisor)

Folk Hero & Funny Guy (live concert recordist, sound mixer)

Maybe Tomorrow (sound mixer, music supervisor, sound editor)

Cost Of A Soul (sound mixer, post-sound mixer)

Nightlights (sound mixer/sound editor)

The War Boys (supervising sound editor)

Were The World Mine (sound mixer, live music recordist)
Area 51/Paramount Pictures (sound mixer)

Wild Nights With Emily (sound mixer)

Cold Comes The Night sound mixer)

McCanick (sound mixer)

The Girl Is In Trouble (sound mixer)

Slow Learners (sound mixer)

Ava’s Possessions (sound mixer)

37 (sound mixer)

Song of Sway Lake (sound mixer)

We’ll Never Have Paris (sound mixer)

Growing Up And Other Lies (sound mixer)

Restless City (sound mixer)

Night Catches Us (sound mixer)

Selected Documentary:

Apartment Hunters (show creator, producer)

Rocklahoma (producer, live webcast director)

Pedal America [Emmy Nominee] (sound supervisor, ADR writer/producer)

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (sound recordist)

Everything Is Copy [multiple awards] (sound mixer)

We Could Be King [Emmy award] (sound mixer)

Lebanon: Summer 2006 (post sound supervisor/mixer)