Clark Media Productions is my audio/visual production company, based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Live location recordings - recitals, concerts, masterclasses, band contests, string festivals, choral ensembles
Composition recordings - composer demos
Podcast production - recording, editing, mix and master
4K video capture - great for a reference video of your live event
I do travel, depending on length and type of project
Vinyl to digital transfers, and cassette tape (remember those?!) to digital transfers - noise reduction and cleanup and audio restoration available at reasonable rates
My biggest joy is producing recording sessions for artists dreaming of creating personal and inspriring recordings of their art. My strengths are communication, organization, honesty, and a professional but low-key approach to collaborating on creative projects. My ears and extensive professional experience, both as a performer and producer, is yours to help you reach your audience, and communicate your creative passion. As your producer, I will oversee every aspect of your recording, starting with your tracking sessions where I will help you develop a manageable session timeline and manage that time during the recording process. I will be your "ears in the booth", marking scores and mapping out your best takes, before overseeing the editing phase of your recording, creating a seamless and true representation of you as an artist. Finally, we will master and deliver a recording that you will be proud of for many years to come! I love discussing new projects, crazy ideas, dreams, and creative bucket list items! Let's see if I'm a good fit to realize your creative vision. Drop me a line, and let's discuss your idea!
What I provide:
I am both a recording engineer, and a producer. As a producer, nothing satisfies me more than being a facilitator for amazing creative visions, and seeing artists bring those visions into public view. The key is, I will help you get from napkin-sketch idea to finished product, ready for public exposure.
Clark Media is built on world class audio, and value to individual artists and small ensembles with real-world budgets. For each project, I generate a personalized estimate of the expected costs of your project, and often present multiple options to fit different budgets. I can also give you an accurate idea of how long a particular project will take, from start to final delivery. By keeping your goals at the forefront of my estimate and providing excellent quality, I provide outstanding value for you to get the most out of your budget. Contact me to discuss your project, and let's see if we can figure out a format that satisfies your goals!
We record audio in 24-bit/96K high resolution format, and deliver final files in both .wav and high quality .mp3/AAC for your use. Our mobile recording rig allows us to produce beautiful recordings in concert halls, churches, schools, or even private homes. DDP images for both CD production and digital distribution may be produced, and proper, professional mastering is included in the estimate for every project.
With projects that we take on, we provide guidance and project management at every step of the process. We set goals, form a timeline, secure venues, and may handle licensing and mechanical rights as needed. We oversee the process from start to finish, to ensure that your artistic vision is delivered in a reasonable time frame, and at an excellent value.
Video recording is available on request to fit the vision of your project. Often, we bundle promotional video footage with audio recording sessions to give our clients the greatest amount of value from their session time. Many ensembles find a single camera reference video of their concerts very valuable for use on their Youtube channel, and other social media sites.
Contact me and let's discuss your dream project, no matter the size. I'm excited to help you realize your creative vision!