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3rd Bedroom Studios: Bio

Jimmy Bell - Location Sound Mixer and Audio Engineer

Jimmy Bell has been a musician since the mid eighties, and a professional location sound mixer and studio audio engineer since the mid 2000's. Since and during that time, he has played in several bands that opened for acts such as, The Melvins, The Catheters and The Bellrays. Jimmy has done location recording all across the United States, and into Europe as well. Traveling to Hungary and to the Republic Georgia for a documentary about the history of wine was an amazing adventure. Some of the shows that he has done audio for are: Yard Crashers, House Crashers, Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers, Blog Cabin, The HGTV Dream Home, and Yard Core. Networks include: Diy, HGTV, Discovery, Nat Geo, TLC, CMT, PBS, and many others. Jimmy is based in Sacramento, California, and is available locally as well as internationally.

Products supported and used regularly in the field:

Sound Devices MIxers
Porta Brace
Petrol bags
Hoven sunglasses
Persol sunglasses
Lectrosonics Wireless
Zaxcom Wireless
Zamberlan boots
Patagonia
Vans shoes
K Tek boom poles
Sanken microphones
Countryman microphones
Set Wear
Sennheiser microphones
Rycote
Remote audio
BEC
Sony headphones
Grado headphones
Carhartt

Film/ Television Work - Sound Mixer, Boom Operator

"Diy's Blog Cabin" Scripps Network (TV Show) 2016

"Super Bowl 50" ABC 2016

"The View, Super Bowl 50" ABC 2016

"Hoarders" Screaming Flea (TV Show) 2015

"Diy's Blog Cabin" Scripps Network (TV Show) 2015

"America's most desperate kitchen" Big Table Media: (TV show) 2014-2016

"Diy's Blog Cabin" Scripps Network (TV Show) 2014

"HGTV Dream Home" Scripps Network (TV Show) 2013-2014

"Shred it" Yap Films/ Discovery Channel Canada (TV Show) 2012

"Doomsday Preppers" Sharpe Entertainment/ Nat Geo (TV Show) 2011

"Yardcore" Big Table Media/ DIY: Field mixer and boom operator (TV Show) 2011-2014

"Room Crashers" Big Table Media/ HGTV: Field mixer and boom operator (TV Show) 2011- 2012

"Bath Crashers" Idea Factory/ DIY Network: Field Mixer and Boom Operator (TV Show) 2010-2012

"Turf War" Idea Factory/ DIY Network: Field Mixer and Boom Operator (TV Show) 2009- 2012

"Sutter Health" Idea Factory: Field Mixer and Boom operator (TV Show) 2007- 2012

"Housecrashers" Idea Factory/ DIY Network: Field Mixer and Boom operator (TV Show) 2009- Present

"Smosh" Field mixer and boom operator 2009

"A night at the silent theater" Highlander Films, Director: Tim Russ (Feature) Field mixer and boom operator 2008

"HGTV Dream home Super fan" Idea Factory: Field mixer and boom operator (Internet show) 2008/09

"Chopper Challenge" Spectrum Films/ CMT: Field Mixer and Boom operator (TV Show) 2008

"Yardcrashers" Idea Factory/ DIY Network: Field Mixer and Boom operator (TV Show) 2007- Present

"Sensored" KeJo Productions, Director: Ryan Todd (feature) Field mixer and boom operator: Jimmy bell 2008

"Nightbeats" Garage Film Works, Director: Mike Carroll
(Feature) Field Mixer and Boom operator: Jimmy Bell
2007-2008

"The Golden City" Skunkfilms Inc., Producer/ Director: Sven Jansel. Director: Jeff Pohorski
(Trailer) Field Mixer and Boom Operator: Jimmy Bell
Assistant Boom Op: Jacob Brown
2008

"Rachel" Watermark Films, Director: Chris King
(short film) Field mixer and boom operator: Jimmy Bell 2007

"Mercy" Directors: Erik Espera & Ryan Todd
(short film) Official selection of 48 hours sacramento, a component of the 2007 International Sacramento Film Festival.
Field Mixer: Jimmy bell
Boom operators: Megan Foley & Peter Krauter

"Belle Amour" Director: Sally Forcier
(short film) Written by Miranda Forcier.
Field mixer and boom operator:
Jimmy Bell 2006

"Bit Torrent" Director: Lucas abel (Web spots)
Field mixer and Boom Operator: Jimmy Bell 2006

"Ditching" Director: Mary Beth Barber (short film) Field mixer and boom operator: Jimmy Bell 2006

"Love Lost" Three Henchmen, Director: Ryan Todd (short film) Field Mixer and Boom Operator: Jimmy Bell 2006

"Awakening" Watermark Films, Director: Chris King (short film) Field Mixer: Jimmy Bell, Boom Operator: Peter Krauter. Some VO work also here 2006

"Straight 8" KeJo Productions, Director: Kevin Haskin (short film) Field Mixer: Jimmy Bell, Boom Operator: Peter Krauter 2006

"Gift of the Midnight snack" Kil 4 A Mil productions, Director: Kevin Haskin (short film) Field Mixer: Jimmy Bell, Boom Operator: Peter Krauter 2005

Music Credits - Mixing and Recording projects

Car Bomb Commies 2014
recording and mixing


Richie Lawrence 2009
Mixing

Ken Cooper "Mr. Cooper" 2008
Recorded and Mixed

Taylor Neal 2007
Recorded and mixed

Ricky Berger 2007
"Ricky Berger's first record"
Recorded and mixed

Jimmy Bean and the Playground Revolution 2006
"Silly songs about silly things"
Recorded, mixed and mastered for CD
(Release date: 2007)

Handy w/ Shovels 2006
"One of these days..." (songs from 89-94)
re-release of earlier recorded material
Tape transfers and Pro-tools editing for CD
(Release date: 2007)

Marie Bain 2006:
Songs for her upcoming film Baby Killer
Vocals recorded to already created score

We Prick You 2006:
"Footsteps in stereo"
Recorded and rough mixed

Hell bent for heaven 2004 -2007:
Recording, mixing and producing.

Lisa Stinson Project 2005:
Mixed album and recorded some vocals here.

Jimmy Bean and the Playground Revolution "The time is now" 2004:
Recorded and Mixed.

The 58's "Songs from a simple mind" 2003:
Recorded and mixed.

Sound Design- Post work

"Nightbeats" Mike Carroll
Sound design: Jimmy Bell
Feature in production 2007-2008

"Bit Torrent" Lucas Abel
Sound design: Jimmy Bell
Web Spots

"Love Lost, Revenge found" Ryan todd
Sound design: Jimmy Bell
Awards:
Best Film 2006 Sacramento Film Festival Creative interpretations contest

"Ditching" Mary Beth Barber
Sound design: Jimmy Bell
Awards:
Best script 2006 Sacramento Film Festival Creative interpretations contest

"Smile" Chris maise
Sound Design: Megan Foley and Jimmy Bell.
Awards:
Winner 2005 Siggraph Space, Student animation competition, Best storytelling/ Narrative.
Winner 2005 Cecil awards, Chapman University, Best visual effects.
2nd Place 2005 Palm Springs International Festival of Shorts, Audience Favorite animation.

Technical Stuff - Equipment available

Studio Equipment:

Mac Quad core , Pro-tools Digi 003, Apogee converters, OSA & A-Designs P-1 500 series pre amps, Avedis E-27 Eq's (pair), Blue Tube pre amps (with vintage Telefunken & Mullard tubes), Universal Audio Plug-ins, Waves Plug-ins, Pro VLA tube compressor, Empirical Labs Distressor, Blue Sky Monitors, Adam A-7 Monitors, Yamaha NS-10 Studio Monitors w/ Bryston amplifier, Micro-Korg Synth, Fender Vibro Champ tube amp, Stromberg Carlson tube amp built custom by Skip Simmons, Warm n Fat tube amp custom built by John McCormick, Marshall cabinet w/ vintage 30 speaker, Hohner Paul Bartel hollow body bass, Fender P-Bass, Gibson L6-S, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Fender Tele, Epiphone acoustic, Takamine acoustic, Sm57 microphones, Electro Voice microphnes, ADK Vienna Mic, Oktava Microphones, Sennheiser Microphones, MXL Microphones, Neumann Microphone TLM 49, API 2500 bus compressor, Lexicon 300,

Field Equipment:

Sound Devices 442 Field Mixer, Sound Devices 664 multi track recorder w/ CL-6, Sanken CS-3e w/ Rycote fuzzy, Oktava MK-12, Lectrosonic wireless systems (6), Sanken COS-11 (5), Countryman EMW (4) and B6 (4), Zaxcom 900, Zaxcom TRX w/ micro SD (1), Zaxcom QRX 100, Zaxcom CL w/ back up recorder, Comtek (1), Zaxcom ERX IFB/ TC (2), ZOOM H4 hand help stereo recorder,

Organizations

Member AES Audio Engineering Society
Member NATAS National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/ Northern California Chapter

Various companies/ People I've worked with:

Tri film
Kamp Grizzly
MSNBC
20/20
ABC
Screaming Flea
Nat Geo
Gigatone
DIY
HGTV
Astone Crocker Flanagan
Idea Factory
Skunkfilms Inc.
Watermark films
Kill 4 a mil Productions
Three Henchmen Productions
KeJo Productions
Adesign Full service advertising
Brian Hamm Films
Sally Forcier
Sacramento Metro Fire District
Ken day Productions
Evil Twin Productions
CASA El Dorado
Blue Parrot Productions
Spectrum Films
Highlander Films