School: LaSalle College Vancouver
Grad Year: 2010
Program of Study: Professional Recording Arts
Company Name: Mitchell Bederman Music
Job Title: Owner
Primary Responsibilities: Music Editing
Describe a Typical Work Day:
Varies – Whatever needs to be done at my home studio in Toronto or going for a mix at one of the postproduction houses.
What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
Receiving a Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Award for my work as a sound editor on Life of Pi.
What are your creative inspirations or influences? Who are your heroes?
I try to draw on all aspects of music and film for influences and inspirations. Music, being my main passion, is where I draw most of my inspiration at the moment. I find music that incorporates various genres at once tends to be most appealing. My heroes would have to be the members of Pearl Jam. Their tenacity, longevity, and professionalism is admirable.
What do you enjoy the most about your career?
That it is always different and there is always a new approach or something new to learn. I am constantly working with new people, using technology in different ways, and working on new material. It makes it very exciting.
How did your education at LaSalle College Vancouver help prepare you for your career?
It gave me a background and knowledge of professional technologies and standards that is necessary to be competent in my field of work.
What advice do you have for people beginning their careers in your profession?
Try whatever interests you, and don’t rule out things before you have invested enough time. Possibly even more than enough time. Projects or practice that may seem inconsequential at first may turn out to be invaluable.
Your profession is constantly evolving, from the technology you use to new career opportunities that didn’t exist five years ago. What trends do you see on the horizon that will affect how you do your job or your profession at-large?
I would say that for now the industry standards of the technology has levelled out and the advances in my field are more to do with the power and breadth of project size. That is not to say there isn’t always something new, but what we are now seeing are music editors finding innovative ways to make use of tools they wouldn’t have thought of using in the past.