Frank Serafine

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Frank Serafine
Born Frank Serafine
Occupation composer, sound designer, sound editor

Frank Serafine is a motion picture sound designer and sound editor, and composer. He is best known for his work as a Hollywood Supervising Sound Editor / Designer on such blockbusters as the Star Trek and Tron movies, Addams Family, The Fog, Poltergeist: The Other Side, RobotJox, Ice Pirates, Hoodwinked 2, Orgazmo, Lawnmowerman, Virtuosity, Field of Dreams, Emmy Winning Sound Design on The Day After and Oscar Winning Sound Design for The Hunt for Red October.

However, he is also a composer, electronic keyboard musician and flutist as well. Frank studied East Indian Classical music with the Ravi Shankar family in San Rafael, California then later jazz theory, harmony and classical orchestration at Denver University.

Early Career[edit]

After his humble beginnings performing live with progressive rock guitarist Robben Ford, for laser light shows at the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado, he was selected by Disneyland to compose, produce and perform live grand opening summer shows at the Space Mountain Pavilion which brought him to Southern California. Soon after he produced several records and toured live throughout Europe and the US with famed avant-garde jazz great Don Cherry.

Frank produced his friend and music teacher Grammy/Oscar Nominee Ravi Shankar along with Beatle George Harrison on the top selling CD titled Tana Mana and produced with William Orbit the remixed Peter Gabriel “ Kiss that Frog” traveling Pepsi ride film, which won the MTV Award. Frank went on that same year to perform sound design live on stage with Peter’s Secret World Concert Tour.

Sound Designer[edit]

He has done 100s of commercials and TV episodes including Baywatch, VR-5, Thunder in Paradise, 13 years of Chrysler, CBS and FOX IDs, Eveready Bunny series, Nintendo, National Geographic ID, Mercedes, Maserati, California Lottery, Seaworld and Disneyland’s California Adventure Park,

Frank supervised the audio production, acoustic design and construction installations for several ride films and interactive themed attractions with Six Flags, Busch Gardens, Ford Museum, Disney, Epcot Center, Iwerks, Universal and Sony.

Franks Game credits include TRON, Grand Theft Auto, Pocahontas, Wing Commander, Interstate '76 and The Suffering.

The Serafine Collection is volumes of top selling sound effects libraries featured by filmmakers and editors throughout the world for their unique hard to find, high resolution audio quality and 5.1 surround. (serafinecollective.com). Frank was commissioned to produce 2 CDs, Emotional Response and Ice Sculptures for the European music library-licensing group Media Music. After great success he was then commissioned by the biggest US Music Library Giant APM Music to custom compose 2 CDs titled “The Serafine Experience” that are now heard on over a 100 global broadcasts including the Clint Eastwood, Brad Pitt and Jane Fonda Documentary’s, as well as To Catch a Predator, MSNBC, Dateline and Animal Planet.

Last year Frank composed music and supervised the sound editing and design for the documentary on the inspiring life story of Parhamansa Yogananda film Awake then went on produce, design and construct the interactive museum exhibit installation for Disney/Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. currently featured at the historic Discovery New York Times Square building.

Frank has been a major part of several advanced hardware and software innovations in the film sound industry including the first to implement Apple Computers and Avid/Digidesign Protools on a major feature film.

Sound Advice Tour[edit]

Kicking off April 2015, Frank Serafine will be teaching a 33-city educational tour, through MZed, called Sound Advice. Frank Serafine’s, Sound Advice Tour will walk filmmakers through his award-winning secrets for sound recording, editing, effects, mixing, design and inspiration. Product sponsors for the Frank Serafine MZed Sound Advice 33 City US and Canadian tour include: Rode, Izotope, Sony, Universal Studios, Sandisk, Shutterstock, Auro, Adobe, Figure 53, Zoom, DPA, ESI, Roland, Triad-Orbit, Anvil Cases, Wirecast, Samson, Mytek, Presonus, Angelbird, Zynaptic, TriCaster, Manfrotto, Countryman, Aja and many more. Introduction of workshop by Director Brett Leanord''.

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