We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Krotos Reformer Pro competition last month is Abigail Savage, from New York City.
Abigail is a twenty-year veteran of the sound editing industry in New York City, having worked extensively with Tom Efinger first at Dig It Audio and now at Red Hook Post, among other New York based studios. She has worked on several Documentaries, including Supermensch, Ivory Tower, Time To Choose, and the award-winning Inside Job.
Her feature credits include sound design and supervision on several indie films, namely Don't Think Twice, Complete Unknown, Sleepwalk With Me, Mississippi Grind, Sugar, Goodbye Solo, Chop Shop, and Man Push Cart, among many more. For the last two years, she has also been Supervising Sound Editor on the SyFy TV series Z Nation. Abigail also has an alternative line of work. Abigail takes up the story...
I also happen to be an actor, most known for my recurring role as Gina on Orange Is The New Black.
I have appeared on Law & Order SVU, and the films Precious, Redacted, and Time Out Of Mind.
Having a dual career as a sound editor and actor is an unusual combination, I know, but it's actually quite a nice balance for someone who simply loves film and wants to partake in the industry.
I like wearing both my hats!
Using Reformer Pro
As a sound designer, I'm constantly being challenged to create sound out of thin air, and often to do so in half the time. Anyone in the industry knows the drill!
Reformer Pro will not only push my creative limits and expand my artistic toolkit, but it'll help streamline my workflow as well.
A great example is my planned personal "Whoosh" library; I'll load a bunch of foundational elements into Reformer and will now be able to "perform" my whooshes to picture in real time, instead of laboriously working through my whoosh library to find the right length or right sounding whoosh, or having to create one from scratch to match every visual instance where I need one.
At the very least, it'll be a fun new way to do it. Recently I needed to create the sound of a "liquid heartbeat;" with Reformer Pro I could try loading water sounds onto one axis, a heartbeat library onto another axis, and play around until I've got just the right combo; then trigger the element as needed. Sounds like fun to me. For that matter, imagine creating a heartbeat library, and then "performing" a person's heartbeat through a scene, from slow and steady to rushed and excited then back down to slow... I can't wait to try that.
Reformer Pro will be a great addition to my toolkit, no question.
We're delighted that you're going to be putting Reformer Pro to such good use Abigail!