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.
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.