Editing and Sound
sound editor, recording engineer and facility designer. Feature
credits include TRAFFIC, OCEAN’S
INC and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. TV credits include THE BIG EASY, RYAN
CAULFIELD and THE SIMPSONS. An electrical
background, which began at Louisiana
State University, has given Mr.
Gallagher a technical
perspective regarding audio.
He has also
as well as other technical aspects of sound.
Mr. Gallagher designed and
recording studio in New Orleans for more
than 20 years, where
he garnered five
Grammy Awards, an
gold records. He
also designed and
operated two film sound post facilities.
Member of the Audio Engineering Society and National Academy of
Level-One THX technician.
Editing and Sound
Julian Semilian began his Hollywood career in 1975. There he
edited 16 feature films and movies-of-the-week. His personal
enthusiasm for avant-garde and experimental filmmaking is expressed in
two recently completed films: DEVOTEES OF THE PRECIPITATE (Abstracta
International Film Festival, Rome, Italy 2010) and TEAR VOID INSOMNIA
MIST (opening feature, International Xperimental Film &
Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2007). As a 2008 recipient of the
Kenan Institute for the Arts' BREATHE Grant, Mr. Semilian met with
three filmmaker-artists who have provided him with continuing
inspiration: Brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer.
Mr. Semilian's poems, translations, and essays have appeared in such
literary journals as Arshile, Exquisite Corpse, Suitcase, Word Letter,
Callaloo, Syllogism, Talisman and Cinema Editor. His
poetry and novels include “Transgender Organ
“A Spy in Amnesia,” and “Osiris with a
Across the Seam of Insubstance.” His translations
Romanian poetry and literature include “Romanian Poems of
Celan,” “Mircea Cartarescu's
‘Nostalgia,’” and “Gherasim
Inventor of Love and Other Writings.’”
Julian Semilian brings his unique, trans-disciplinary perspectives to
the classroom, where future editors can experience a forum encouraging
exploration, creativity, and attention to detail and tonality.
Faculty: Editing & Sound
Faculty: Editing and Sound (2006) B.S., SUNY; M.F.A., Vermont College.
Member of IATSE Local 700. Trained as an assistant
editor with BBC TV London, U.K. Sound researcher/editor on
WORLD AT WAR series (International Emmy & George Polk
Traveled widely as a free-lance editor for the European Broadcasting
Union: Japan, Nicaragua, Haiti, Rio, Hong Kong for the
“Handover” and South Africa for its first and
democratic elections. Selected credits: ROUTE 66 (Finland TV); POLIO
WATER (IFC/Bravo Award) (NY Film Festival ’95); NUMBER ONE
Award) (British Short Film Festival ’98); FALL BEFORE
(Best Film--Stamford Film Festival 2004); EVERYTHING GOOD (Fort Worth
International Film Festival--Best Dramatic Short); BIG STORM (40-minute
documentary with Lindy England, Gen. Karpinski and Seymour Hersch for
NOS TV ’05); TRUTHS & TRANSFORMATIONS (independent
documentary ’06); JESUS, MARIA (independent short currently
Assistant Dean (2010), Faculty: Editing and Sound (2008)
Wade Wilson is a world-class motion picture sound designer. He began his professional entertainment career in 1988 as an actor on an NBC movie of the week. He did several other projects as an actor, but in 1991 Wade focused his efforts on his musical talents and began doing session work as a drummer for a well-known Los Angeles music producer. He worked for the likes of Dave Navarro, NIN, Warrant, Dr. Dre, and others. In 1997 he made a transition into sound for film and began editing sound effects for THE SIMPSONS. Wade migrated from television into the feature film realm in 1999 as a SFX Designer. His first feature film assignment was, THE PERFECT STORM, and his design work earned an Academy Award nomination for best sound. He has gone on to design sound for 40 films, including, SHREK, MADAGASCAR, ELF, MYSTIC RIVER, SHARK TALE, THE HUNGER GAMES, and many others. He has six Golden Reel awards for his creative sound work. Wade has been written up in more than two-dozen feature articles for magazines such as, MIX, AUDIO TECHNOLOGY, SURROUND PROFESSIONAL, HARMON PRO, and others. Wade has made NC his home base since 2008, has served on the film commission since 2010, and is thrilled to be a facilitator of film industry growth in NC.
Faculty: Editing and Sound (2008)
Ron Roose has worked in the film industry for over forty years Ė primarily as a feature film editor and more recently as a screenwriter.
He has guest lectured on editing and screenwriting at the University of Southern California and at Clark University. This is his fifth year at UNCSA.
He first learned film editing in New York City under the tutelage of Dede Allen, one of historyís most honored editors. Ronís feature credits include THE WANDERERS, HOFFA, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, STAR TREK VI and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP. He was also the editor on more than seventeen other theatrical and television releases and received a Golden Reel for his sound work on the THE WIZ.
His writing credits include COLLATERAL DAMAGE, released by Warner Brothers., SPOILS, and a novel, GALLIVANT, published by the Dial Press.
In the realm of film where Ron makes his educational home, itís not just how to cut from the master into the coverage on Premiere Pro or Avid thatís essential to the rhythm and drama of a story. The mechanics are but the road to a greater end.
Itís what sticks in the heart that matters.