My name is George Goerss and I have worked in the Film Industry for 40 years.
I began my career At the Tasmanian Film Corporation as an assistant sound recordist. Working on documentaries, Drama and Training films for the state government, I quickly gained skills in both Location and Post Production Audio. The medium in those days was predominately 16 and 35mm film and working in this idiom ensured a good grounding in sound editing techniques. I was fortunate to have worked with some very experienced editors who served as great mentors. Working as part of the sound post production crew on the feature film Manganinnie was another valuable experience for me.
After 3 years at the film corp an opportunity presented itself to join the ABC. This began a six year career with the national broadcaster as a location recordist / Post production Engineer. This gave me the opportunity to work on a broad diversity of programming including News, Current Affairs, Countrywide, 4 Corners and the ABC education unit. The training and experience I received at the ABC was invaluable and would serve as the professional template for the rest of my career.
I am also an accomplished musician and have, over the decades, developed excellent and intuitive skills as a music recording Engineer / producer. It is these musical skills that I attribute to my success as an audio post production specialist. It is my belief that both film and music genres are closely intertwined.
In 1990 I was approached by The Tasmanian Symphony Chamber players to record an original score version of Vivaldi`s four seasons. Highly regarded Forte pianist Geoffrey Lancaster had discovered Vivaldi`s original score which had Vivaldi`s own nomenclature and was written sans vibrato. The recording was considered risky due to the plethora of versions already available. Who would want to hear a version from the little Island known as Van Diemen’s Land? To everyone’s surprise it won best classical album at the ARIA awards and was the highest selling classical CD in Australia for that year. This success began a long association with the Chamber players now known as Virtuosi Tasmania. It also gave me Credibility amongst my peers and vast experience in recording classical repertoire.
After a stint in Sydney working for the Willesee Program and the nine networks I was offered an audio Postproduction position back at the Tasmanian Film Corporation which was now privately owned. The Audio facility had recently been upgraded to include a 36 channel Harrison Console and 24 track Sony MCI Multitrack locked to picture by an Editron 500 synchronizer package. I worked this system for 6 years.
In the early 90’s I felt it was time to go out on my own and decided to setup sonic solutions. This rapidly became the facility of choice for the Ad agencies and independent production houses in the state and further afield. I set up sonic solutions to be able to provide Audio solutions for all aspects of Film and Video production. “sonic solutions” has been providing the Industry with High Quality post production services for the last 22 years .It is a first point of contact for production companies wishing to do ADR, Location or Foley recording.
The following is a selection of some of my current television commercial work