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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
Leadership with Focus on Quality Sean Richardson is a leading innovator in the audio industry today. He is the Executive Director/Principal Audio Engineer for Starz Entertainment services and responsible for creating innovative audio for them as well. This includes, a staff of audio professionals with more than 120 years of creative production experience. With this vast experience, the audio department at Starz has been able to provide an exceptionally high quality product over diverse types of media. Developing Innovative Technology Mr. Richardson has been instrumental in developing techniques for broadcasting in Dolby 5.1/7.1/Immersive sound and other file-based video/audio emerging technologies. He sets deliverable standards for all incoming long and short form original programming and is the expert for encoding/metadata for audio technology in transmission for Starz Entertainment. Since 1998, Mr. Richardson has been involved in the initial testing of the company's 5.1 linear channel launches. This involved the first airing of 5.1 interstitial content, testing of workflows which involved creating advanced surround sound audio content for broadcast in the United States. Sean Richardson has designed and constructed nine total audio suites with the help of Starz Facilities, J2 Design, Russ Berger Design Group, Starz Engineering and Starz Project Management. National Recognition for Experience and Expertise Mr. Richardson's cutting edge thinking has resulted in several speaking and writing engagements by major audio engineering publications and industry leaders. He consults frequently with leading technology companies and standards groups to solidify workflows that support a high quality end user experience. Specialties: Post Production, Avid, Protools, Final Cut Pro, Servers, Asset Management, Transcoding, Mixing, Editing, Management, Budget, I.T, Acoustics, Dolby, Broadcast, Trailers, Programming, Long-form Content Production, Distribution, XBOX,SVOD
Pro Tools Post Production Broadcast Avid Editing Programming Management Budgets Acoustics Trailers Servers Asset Managment Sound Audio Engineering Video Transcoding HD Video Sound Design Audio Editing Dolby Film Avid Media Composer Audio Post Production Voice Over Camera Recording Video Production Television Entertainment Film Production Dvd Documentaries VOD Digital Video Music Production Sound Editing Short Films Broadcast Television Media Production Final Cut Studio Producing Commercials Music Industry Team Leadership, Studio Management, Technical Management
Sr. Manager Post Production, Principal Audio Engineer Starz Entertainment Disney Insitute- Disneys Approach To Business Excellence Director Post Production, Audio-Principal Audio Engineer Starz Entertainment DU-Executive Leadership Program
Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences , Expected in 1996 Master Recording : Audio Engineering - GPA :
Work History
Walt Disney Co. - Executive Director Principal Audio Engineer
, , 06/2014 - Current
  • Developed and successfully tested/deployed worlds first 7.1 and Dolby ATMOS 1080 HD Linear broadcast stream.
  • Research and Development of OTT streaming audio, inclusive of loudness requirements and QoE. Audio codecs include  AC3,EC-3,DTS Express and AAC
  • Constructed Dolby ATMOS Home Theatrical Mixing and Mastering Suite.
  • Highly successful consulting of Originals Programming post production, on stage, in immersive audio production inclusive of production workflow and distribution. 
  •  Successfully plan and integrate quality audio encoding a for multiple non-linear platforms inclusive of OTT,VOD and social media.
  • Proudly serve on multiple standards committees ( ITU,AES and ATSC) concerning Next Generation Audio and Immersive Audio.
Run Studios - Director Post Production, Audio-Principal Audio Engineer
, , 06/2011 - 2014
  • Lead engineer in charge of Calm Act compliancy for all Starz, Encore, Plex services.This includes all linear, non-linear, streaming and post production services.Over 50 million customers and several key affiliates positively affected.
  • Supervise and approve mixes for theatrical, broadcast, international distribution in 2.0,5.1 and 7.1 surround formats.
  • Lead post production team in quality analysis for 7.1,5.1,2.0 and 1.0 assets bound for national and international distribution.
  • Experience in research and practical application of workflows for virtual audio in new technology.
  • Experience in second screen applications in relationship to audio watermarking and finger printing.
  • Provide guidance and research cornering advanced codec implementation of Apple Pro Res,MPEG2, MPEG4, Dolby AC3, Dolby Digital Plus E-AC3, DTS Express and AAC.
  • Provide project leadership for video production asset acquisitions into Starz post production facility.
  • Lead designer and part of integration team concerning multiple asset management solutions for post production.
  • Develop originals production delivery requirements for quality broadcast and on time deliveries.
  • Work with internal Starz development to achieve successful file based program delivery into multimillion-dollar custom designed automation system.
  • Maintain twin installed Avid Protools and Apple Final Cut Pro video editing Software systems in order to facilitate high efficiency workflow solutions in Starz Post Production.
  • Acoustical measurement for post production facility audio monitoring utilizing TEF, D2, Audyssey, Genelec GLM and JBL RMC.
  • Provide performance metrics and business research via Cognos, Excel and ScheduAll.
  • Successfully coach and mentor employees to improve operations for multimillion dollar broadcast and post production systems.
  • Proficiently manages multiple high profile projects with increasing tight deadlines for internal business units with Starz Entertainment.
Atlanta Braves Mlb - Sr. Manager Post Production, Principal Audio Engineer
, , 2008 - 07/2011
  • Created on air production guidelines for in house and out of house program/content production for family of Starz Entertainment Networks.
  • Currently coordinating and creating Starz Entertainment Production Manual for Originals Production.
  • Coordination with Program acquisitions and finance department concerning the production of original content for in house, national and international distribution.
  • Work with affiliates example Direct TV, Comcast) to ensure proper pass through of stereo and surround signal for SD/HD Broadcast.
  • Integrated file based encoding and correction for MPEG2 transport/program streams, AC3, Dolby E and MPEG2 audio streams for broadcast , VOD and internet distribution.
  • Post Production Supervision for broadcast and International distribution of Starz Originals (Spartacus, Party Down, Martin Laurence First amendment Standup and Crash).
  • Manage in house audio/video post production staff and its workflows for on air production.
  • Development and Workflow Design of video and audio file based Radiant Grid asset management system for integration in Starz Post Production file based workflow.
  • Creation of post production workflow guidelines and specifications for Starz post production.
  • Responsible for annual budgetary duties that include support contract vetting and equipment purchase for multimillion dollar post production facility.
  • Creative supervision for sound editing and mixing of content distributed from Starz Entertainment.
Apple Inc. - Manager Post Production
, , 03/2000 - 2008
  • Coordinate activities of audio/video editing staff engaged in post production for award winning long and short form material for SEG on air programming * Executed daily operations of post production and on air audio operations.
  • Write, designed and produced in house and out of house standard operating procedures/ specifications for content origination and delivery.
  • Instrumental in development of 5.1 audio broadcast deliveries for STARZ on air broadcast.
  • Train and managed audio/ video editors and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.
  • Responsible for the budget and purchase of department equipment for all 16 channels and marketing departments.
  • Developed audio worklow solutions for company wide loudness issues on multiple services (Linear Broadcast, VOD, IPTV, IP broadcast delivery) * Responsible for construction and technical design of multiple 5.1 audio suites.
  • Coordinate various long and short format projects for on air production.
  • Mix and sound design for national multimillion dollar marketing campaigns in multiple television and radio campaigns.
  • Sound edit/design, ISDN voiceover editing, mixing of surround both 5.1 and Dolby surround sound interstitials - short and long form material for television and theater broadcasts.
Gen Audio Inc - Consultant, Audio Engineering
, , 08/2003 - 04/2007
  • Consultant for state of the art audio production facility * Designed digital audio workstations for production.
  • use in studio and field operations * Designed operational specifications for clients and company.
Comcast Digital Audio Post - Freelance Audio Engineer
, , 07/2000 - 2005
  • Sound Editor and Mixer for episodes of Modern Masters and If These Walls Could Talk (HGTV), Surprise by Design and Rally Around The House (Discovery Networks).
  • Audio tracking engineer for Kenny Chesney Pay Per View, Broadcast/DVD.
  • A-1, and Jefferson Starship on HDNET.
Starz Entertainment - Editor
, , 03/1997 - 05/2000
  • Mix and sound design for national multimillion dollar marketing campaigns in multiple television and radio campaigns.
  • Sound edit/design, ISDN voiceover editing, mixing of surround both 5.1 and Dolby surround sound interstitials - short and long form material for television and theater broadcasts.
Mountain Mobile Television - P.A, Camera Utility, A2
, , 09/1996 - 03/1998
  • Assisted Production Crew with tasks as assigned.
  • Transporting Talent and P.A related running duties.
  • Ran cabling for and set up SD camera positions at sporting events (Colorado Avalanche, Nuggets).
  • Ran cabling for and positioned microphones for live sporting events (Colorado Avalanche, Nuggets).
Millennium Multimedia Studios - Audio Engineer
, , 09/1996 - 1998
  • Credits include sound design, voiceover recording and multi-track recording/ mixing.

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Job Titles Held:
  • Executive Director Principal Audio Engineer
  • Director Post Production, Audio-Principal Audio Engineer
  • Sr. Manager Post Production, Principal Audio Engineer
  • Manager Post Production
  • Consultant, Audio Engineering
  • Freelance Audio Engineer
  • Editor
  • P.A, Camera Utility, A2
  • Audio Engineer
  • Master Recording

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