Heading up sound and engagement at Trailblazer Studios, Eric has the perfect combination of enthusiasm and passion to make magic happen when it comes to both people and projects. Since joining Trailblazer in 2003, Eric has helped the sound department evolve from a small shop with a local focus to a major player in the business. He hopes to use the medium of film, television and video to educate, inspire and address some of our world’s most challenging issues. An early interest in architecture couldn’t keep Eric from pursuing his true passion: music. In 1986, he started his own business, Johnsound Productions, producing albums for up-and-coming recording artists, as well as composing, writing, and recording jingles. Later he branched out into music for advertising, soundtracks for non-broadcast corporate video, and projects for clients such as IBM, Caterpillar, Golden Corral, Nortel, McDonald’s and Hardee’s. In January of 2003, Eric joined Trailblazer Studios and helped launch the sound division (formerly Blazing Music + Sound) as Executive Producer. Eric is a thought leader in the music and sound industry on a national level. He is a recent past-President of the Society for Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS), a national organization made up of recording studios and engineers, educational programs, and recording equipment manufacturers. Eric also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Documentary Fund. Trailblazer has worked on projects that have screened at a number of festivals including Sundance, Full Frame, and the American Black Film Festival and aired on PBS, HBO, Discovery Channel, Netflix, and HGTV/DIY among others.Website
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