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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: Syracuse University
Major: Television, Radio & Film


Sean Dillman P.O. Box 457, Central Valley NY 10917 |------------ | ------------

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Experienced Audio Engineer and Sound Mixer
Expert in Audio Production and Post-production


Studio recording and mixing, plug-ins, signal processing, outboard gear
Location recording and audio mixing, single and dual-source recording
Microphone selection and placement, practical acoustics
Pro Tools, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut, Logic, Ardour
Music composition, arrangement, and production
Time code, RF, set communications
Sound, video and music editing
Podcast and radio production
Narration and script writing
Lighting design for video
Windows, OS X, Linux
Microsoft Office


Independent Sound Mixer, Editor, Producer
January 2011 – Present

Providing sound mixing, sound and video editing, and music production services, with projects including:
Production Sound Mixer: “The Tramp”, pilot for a series featuring “Seinfeld” actor John O’Hurley (2018)
Sound Mixer: “Manifest”, winner of Best Film & Audience Choice, 48 Hour Film Project (New Haven, 2018)
Sound Mixer, Assistant Editor: “Ghost Walks” (New York, 2017)
Production Sound Mixer: “Being”, the biopic mini-series; subsequent interstitial material for BET: Centric (2015)
Sound Mixer, Assistant Editor: “Annulment”, an award-winning horror/comedy (2015)
Location Sound Producer: “Hear Our Voices”, an educational outreach for Crouse Hospital, Syracuse NY (2014)
Production Sound Mixer: “At What Cost?”, a 2013 Telly Award-winning corporate drama for the firm DLA Piper
Sound Editor, Sound Mixer: “Entrada Piano Technique”, an online course from the creator of “The 3D Piano”
Writer, Producer, Narrator: “Last Train from Bedford Falls”, a portrait in sound of the Finger Lakes Railroad and a village it runs through. Also “Shakeout Street: the Great California Earthquake Drill, 2012 Edition”
Production Sound Mixer: Season 2 of “Ammo & Attitude”, the reality/competition series on NBC Sports Network
Music Producer: Cold Coffee’s “Prog Spring” and “Monster Drink”; my own full length albums “Route 666” (due December 2019), “Hello Numen”, and “Dill Waters Run Steep” (with Hideyuki Miyazaki)
Adjunct Professor, Utica College, Utica, New York
August 2016 – December 2016

Taught “Introduction to Mass Communications”: a required undergraduate course studying the history of mass communications, and how our relationships with different media affect our lives and the democratic process.

Adjunct Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
January 2014 – May 2014

Taught “Location Sound Recording”: The practice of sound recording in the field: ambient sound, on-location interviews, musical performances, sporting events, electronic news gathering, and dialogue for TV and film.

Instructional Associate, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
September 2009 – May 2010

Teaching Assistant for the graduate-level courses “Music Recording”, “Sound for Picture”, and “Introduction to Pro Tools”: Set up and helped maintain studios, microphones, and audio gear.

Conducted a weekly laboratory for the required undergraduate course “Multimedia Storytelling”, instructing students in basic videography, lighting design, sound recording, and in a variety of post-production techniques.

Contributing Writer, Kapital Ink magazine, Portland ME
November 2004 – May 2009

Featured on the masthead for the entire run of the magazine. Also a former contributor to Boston Rock.

Member, Technical Staff, Computer Systems, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Burlington MA
March 1997 – September 2008

Began as Technical Support Engineer in the Storage group. Promoted to “backline” support position after six months. Invited to join engineering organization after one year, subsequently serving in the following roles:

Sustaining Engineer, High Performance Computing (1998 – 2002): maintained, fixed, and improved released versions of HPC Clustertools™; managed group website, and helped manage group laboratory.

Software Release Engineer (2003 – 2008): gatekeeper of the production source code for network management products; led integration team tasked with adding x86 server support to Sun Management Center™: implemented changes, designed the test plan, and drove it to completion, utilizing a team distributed across three continents.


Master of Arts, Television, Radio, & Film
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Bachelor of Arts, English, Psychology/Computer Science
(with study abroad through the British & European Studies Group, London)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

Audio Sound Engineer Editor Producer