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- Thursday, May. 21, 2020
Barking Owl adds sound designer/mixer Dan Flosdorf, plans launch of NYC studio
- LOS ANGELES
Music and sound company Barking Owl has brought Dan Flosdorf aboard as sound designer and mixer. Flosdorf is Barking Owl’s first hire in New York, signaling the L.A.-based company’s ramping up to open a studio in NYC this summer.
Flosdorf has a multi-faceted track record for engineering, mixing, and designing sound and music for various feature films, commercials and more throughout his career. Prior to his role at Barking Owl, Flosdorf served as mixer and sound designer at audio post facility Heard City for seven years. In addition to his role at Heard City, he is best known for collaborating with director Derek Cianfrance creating sound design for films including The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine, as well as his work with Ron Howard on his feature, Made in America. Flosdorf’s commercial work spans brands like Google, Volvo, Facebook, Sprite, and multiple HBO campaigns for Watchmen, Westworld and Game of Thrones.
“Since the creation of Barking Owl, we always emphasized the importance of collaboration and storytelling from top to bottom,” said Kelly Bayett, founder and creative director, Barking Owl. “Dan’s background across sound for all types of content, from features to commercials, will be an integral addition to Barking Owl in terms of both producing world-class sound and expanding our capabilities across the country.”
Barking Owl has provided original music, sound design, music research, mixing and licensing for major brands including Nike, Audi and Apple. Flosdorf will visit Barking Owl’s LA office to train with the full team as he becomes acclimated to the company’s culture and approach to music and sound. He is currently four-walling in NYC and working on projects for both East and West Coast clients, leading up to the opening of Barking Owl’s NYC studio in the summer.
“I have always been attracted to Barking Owl and the quality of its top-tier work and cultivated team,” said Flosdorf. “Barking Owl has been in my sights for years and I’ve always been inspired by the company culture and commitment to creative.”