Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 12: ‘Crip Camp’ Sound Supervisor Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach Interview

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19 Apr 20

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 12: ‘Crip Camp’ Sound Supervisor Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach Interview

In the latest Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast, I’m chatting with Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach, the Sound Supervisor for documentary ‘Crip Camp’, which can be found on Netflix worldwide.

From the Obama’s Higher Ground production company, ‘Crip Camp’ is directed by Nicole Newnham & Jim LeBrecht and follows a summer camp for disabled teenagers that becomes the landmark platform for the disability rights movement in America. The majority of the doc is archival footage recorded by the 15yr old Jim on a handheld recorder while he was at the camp in the early ‘70s.

LeBrecht is an accomplished sound designer himself, along with being a filmmaker and disability rights activist. However, for this project, he handed over the Sound Supervisor reins to Jacob.

Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach is a sound designer, editor and composer who has over 20 years experience working on tv shows such as ‘Saturday Night Live’, Amazon’s ‘Tales from the Loop’, Marvel’s ‘Runaways’, and ‘The North Pole’, along with films including ‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’, ‘Decade of Fire’, and the upcoming documentary ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’.

In the interview, we discuss the painstaking work Jacob and his team went through to maintain the genuine and heartfelt archival footage, whilst also making it useable for the documentary. This resulted in recreating around 80% of the sound by editing and recreating the audio in foley, then distressing it to maintain the original feel. If you are interested in sound mixing, foley, and sound design, this is well worth a listen.

Geektown Behind The Scenes Podcast 12: ‘Crip Camp’ Sound Supervisor Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach Interview

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