My name is Justin Carpenter and I am a sound designer and editor based in Atlanta, GA. I earned a B.F.A. in Sound Design with a Minor in Music Production at Savannah College of Art & Design and I'm also a Certified Pro Tools 12 HD Operator with an emphasis on post-production techniques. Even though I edit and mix sound to picture, I try not to limit myself to simply what I see on screen. Sound plays an invaluable role in affecting an audience's perspective and emotion, which there are seemingly infinite possibilities in accomplishing this.
In addition to filmmaking, music has been a part of my life since early childhood leading me to study the piano, saxophone, and drums. Before attending SCAD, I majored in Jazz Performance for the saxophone at Georgia State University. I believe my musical background gives me a unique perspective considering the information, techniques, and concepts I have learned can still be applied to sound design.
Sound Design is my primary passion, but I equally enjoy editing trailers, tributes, and mashups for movies. I have discovered that editing trailers has helped me understand the most important and necessary elements in a movie. With approximately 2 minutes to establish the tone and convey a story to an audience, every frame and line of dialogue counts. The more content and emotion compressed into a trailer, the more effective it will be. You can read my artist statements for each of my trailers on my projects page.
I have worked in several positions including Sound Editor, ADR Recordist, Foley Recordist and Artist, Mixer, Dialogue Editor, etc. and no matter which role I'm assigned, I always strive to be a team player and make sure my work elevates the film. I enjoy the filmmaking process, however I enjoy it much more when surrounded by like-minded artists that work together.
Favorite Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy | Room | Paddington 2 | Lady Bird | Won't You Be My Neighbor? | It’s a Wonderful Life | The Prestige | Saving Private Ryan | American Beauty | Inglourious Basterds | No Country For Old Men | Gone Girl | There Will Be Blood | Shutter Island | Her | Children of Men | Silver Linings Playbook | 500 Days of Summer | The Hurt Locker | Citizen Kane | Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) | Moonrise Kingdom | Zodiac | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World | Burn After Reading | Fight Club | Whiplash | Dr. Strangelove | Good Will Hunting | Edge of Tomorrow | Logan | Funny Games | The Double | Dunkirk | Mission Imposible: Fallout
Favorite Shows: Mad Men | Breaking Bad | The Knick | Westworld | Lost | Community | Leftovers | Wilfred | Mindhunter | House of Cards | Freaks and Geeks | Nathan for You | Game of Thrones | Stranger Things | Silicon Valley | Orange is the New Black | Ozark | Big Little Lies
Favorite Filmmakers: David Fincher | Ren Klyce | Aaron Sorkin | Joel & Ethan Coen | Skip Lievsay | Alejandro Iñárritu | Randy Thom | Roger Deakins | Ben Burtt | Walter Murch | Steven Soderbergh | Denis Villeneuve | Max Richter | Joe Walker | Christopher Nolan | Hans Zimmer | Orson Welles | Quentin Tarantino | Spike Jonze | Stephen Spielberg | Gary Rydstrom | Richard Hymns | Martin Scorsese | Edgar Wright | Ethan Van der Ryn | Alfred Hitchcock | Paul Thomas Anderson | Kathryn Bigelow | Darren Aronofsky | Craig Henighan