Sound Designer and Supervisor Jonah Guelzo has produced an interesting Behind-The-Scenes interview series with Filmmaking Industry Professionals, covering all aspects of Filmmaking from sound, to picture and editing.
In this episode, Jonah speaks with Film Composer, Daniel Ciurlizza (Norman, The Siege of Jadotville) about designing custom sounds to help create original soundtracks that are truly one of a kind and powering films through music.
Daniel loves telling stories through music and helping people succeed in their lives and careers. You'll usually find him writing music for films and commercial projects, working with filmmakers on telling their stories, and finding ways to improve the experiences of people we work with. Daniel explains...
I started Outlier Studios back in 2011 after dropping out of college to take on this film scoring career full-time. It didn’t immediately work out.
I spent some time working maintenance at the local gym, scooping ice cream at an ice cream parlor, and waiting tables at some interesting places (seriously, ask me about that sometime). After much support from family & friends, countless days and nights of pitching to filmmakers, and reading up on great people like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk - learning how/why they made an impact on humanity - I reshaped the way I think about what we do as artists.
I realized the more I was doing things for others, genuinely serving them, the better my work became. Which in turn, yielded happier collaborators and better results - better art. That’s the kind of culture we’ve built at Outlier Studios - we go all in, 110%. That’s what I want to share with you.
Listen To Some Of Daniel's Work
Jonah Guelzo is a professional Sound Designer, who's worked on major motion pictures, television, and high-end commercials. From working alongside Peter Berg on the sound design for HBO's Leftovers, to recording the vehicles in Fast and Furious 7, and high-end commercial short films for Lamborghini, Jonah is well versed in knowing how to make an impact on screen.