Jeff Pitts is an Emmy-award winning (Black Sails, 2014 and 2016) sound designer. Orignally from Akron, Ohio, Jeff came to LA in 2007 and began his career working on indie films like World's Greatest Dad. Since then his work has expanded to include projects like You're Next, Blair Witch, and Death Note. Additionally Jeff works on location based entertainment like the "Ninjago" 4D ride at Legoland.
Jeff will go to extremes to get good sounds: he's combed through junkyards to find the perfect sounds of machinery and scrap metal, followed Route 66 into the Mojave to collect the sounds of ghost towns, and spent weeks in Tokyo, Seattle, and New York City recording their soundscapes. "I'm color-blind," says Jeff, "so when I was a kid, visual art didn't do much for me. Instead, I got into electronic music, and designing sound for Half-Life mods. I love curating and designing interesting sounds, and presenting them in a way that emphasizes the art, the content."
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