Case Study: Tim Ryan Campaign Videos Recording Sound for Tim Ryan’s Union Commercials It was fantastic working for Left Hook to do the production sound on the majority of Tim Ryan’s 2022 Senate campaign commercials. This was a fun & rewarding reoccurring project for me throughout the year, and Tim Ryan was an absolute pleasure…
About Sound Recordist Henri Rapp
I’m Henri Rapp, an Ohio production sound mixer & location sound recordist for film, TV, & commercial video production. I’m based in Cleveland and available for shoots throughout Ohio. Ultimately I believe my job as a Sound Recordist is all about capturing performances; Whether that’s a documentary interview, comedian on stage, a musical performance, or actors in a narrative film…..it’s all about capturing those moments.
Prior to doing sound for video production, I started my audio career in a commercial recording studio producing music & doing audio post. With more than a decade of professional audio production experience I’ve worked on a wide variety of content types; Each with their own nuances. Drawing on the experience coupled with top tier equipment I provide location sound services you can rely on no matter the production’s requirments.
The production sound mixer has a lot of responsibility on set; From recording clean dialog & nat sounds, to wiring talent, logging metadata, ensuring sync between cameras and sound, creating a mix, coordinating with other departments, and a lot more. I’m love surpassing my clients’ expectations by providing exceptional on location production sound services… recording sound isn’t something I fell into, it’s my passion. Having dedicated more than a decade of my life to recording audio, I have the experience to ensure it gets done correctly.
Production Sound Clients
Experienced Production Sound Recordist
My work shows my passion for high quality sound, I love deploying creative solutions & overcoming challenges to deliver quality audio despite each shoot’s unique challenges. Drawing on more than a decade of audio production experience, I bring a depth of knowledge more extensive than run of the mill sound mixer. Drawing on my experience in recording studios, with post-production, classical music recording, live sound reproduction, & much more. I love unique projects and the challenges that come with them.
Ultimately I let my work speak for itself. Here’s a selection of projects with largely different workflows:
Production Sound Gear
Content can vary drastically and so do the needs from the sound department. I offer multitrack field recording packages tailored to the needs of each production. This can range from lightweight bag based sound packages to a cart based sound recording system ready for complex workflows with a full team that includes a sound recordist, boom operator, & sound utility. Every equipment package is different based on the needs of your video production.
- Field Mixers w/ Integrated Multitrack Recorders
- Automixing, EQ, & Compression
- Realtime Noise Suppression
- RF Master Clock
- Timecode & Genlock Sync Boxes
- Timecode Smart Slates
- Wireless IFBs Headsets for Client, Producers, Directors, or Reporters
- Wireless Camera Hops (Camera Links for Reference Mix)
- Wireless Lavaliers / Talent Mic Kits
- RF Distribution & Remote Antennas
- Boom Mic Kits w/ Interior & Exterior Mics, Wind Protection, etc
- Audio Playback System w/ Timecode
- Plant Mic’ing Solutions
- Stick Mics & Studio Microphones
- Dante Equipment
- Additional Support (Media, Van, Carts, Stands, Weights, Cases, etc)
Figure out what your production needs: Producers Guide To Sound Equipment
IATSE Union Sound Mixer
As a union production sound mixer, I’m available to work any union productions. I’m in good standing with IATSE (Motion Picture Studio Mechanics) Local 209 of Cleveland, Ohio. I can work as a local in Ohio, or as an out of town hire for productions in other jurisdictions, with permission from the local IATSE hall.