Oiart- Alumni - Stacey Dodds

Stacey Dodds (’96, right) is Chief Engineer, Broadcast Sound Services for Technicolor’s Audio Post division in Burbank CA. They work on numerous popular TV series such as Family Guy, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, American Horror Story, The Cleveland Show and Hawaii Five-O, plus major hits of the past decade including Glee, Desperate Housewives, and Dexter. This year, Stacey won a special Emmy citation for “Contributions to the Emmy Award Winning Achievement of Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special,” for the mini-series Houdini. He is pictured here on right with colleague Ben Wilkins, who is holding the 2015 Oscar for “Best Sound Mixing” for the film “Whiplash,” which he mixed at Technicolor along with Craig Mann. After graduating OIART, back in 1997, Stacey moved to LA to work for Ocean Studios Burbank where he was hired to rebuild a vintage 1974 Neve 8048. In 2001 he became the Chief Technical Engineer for Chalice Recording in Hollywood where he worked with Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, Pharell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Kayne West, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, Blink 182 and many more. He built Christina Aguilera’s home studio in Beverly Hills and worked as a consultant/technician for Conway Studios, OddsOn Recording Studios, Mad Labs, Inc, Crystal Studios, Universal Mastering, Sonoma Mountain Estates & Studios and a host of others.

Starting at Technicolor in 2007, he consulted on and built a state of the art 55,000 sq ft post production audio facility on the Paramount Studios lot consisting of 8 Euphonix System 5 consoles with two mix stages being fully Dolby Atmos and Barco Auro 3D surround sound capable. In addition to being chief engineer for broadcast sound services, Stacey is also in charge of digital content security and works in conjunction with Technicolor’s Global Security team, MPAA and Marvel to ensure the safety of their clients’ content as well as employees’ sensitive personal information.

Stacey says; “Through all my years doing technical support, consulting, music engineering/mastering, etc., the vast amount of knowledge I learned at OIART has been invaluable. I am constantly referring back to the skill sets I gained from the school and I am amazed at how much it still helps me to this day. Not a day goes by that I don’t value the friendships and connections I made while a student and teaching assistant at OIART.”