New York, NY (July 8, 2009)–Award-winning audio engineer, sound designer and composer Brian Rund has joined the creative staff of MindSmack.
Rund joins MindSmack, a full-service post house for advertising, television and film featuring editorial, graphics, audio post, as well as web design and multimedia development, following three years at audio post house SoundHound, where he worked on numerous high profile projects for the SciFi Channel, History Channel, HBO, Spike and Nickelodeon, as well as numerous advertising projects.
“Very few audio engineers can do it all, but Brian is definitely among the elite group that can,” Todd Feuer, president of MindSmack, who founded the company with his brothers, Mike and Sam. “The industry is all about talent now and Brian is the best mixer I’ve ever worked with. He is an amazing audio engineer, as well as a top sound designer and composer. We feel lucky to have him aboard.”
Rund began his career in 1992 at Random Bus\Pink Noise, the audio divisions of the now-defunct editorial house Dennis Hayes & Associates; it was there that he gained a passion for sound. His early credits included spots for Sony, Diet Dr. Pepper, Dockers and more. Rund’s studio shelves are lined with multiple awards, including BDA/Promax (World Gold), Tellys and Aegis awards.
“It’s an understatement to say the industry is changing–today, companies need to embrace change, not merely be resigned to it–and that’s what I love about what Todd, Mike and Sam are building with MindSmack,” Rund says. “They’re open to new ideas and have access to opportunities that I want to be involved with. I’m excited to be a part of what they’re building here.”
Since joining MindSmack, Rund has been involved in numerous top creative assignments, including the SciFi Channel’s network rebrand to SyFy, as well as projects for Sundance Channel and a new spot for Puma via agency Syrup.
When he’s not in the studio, Rund entertains kids in the tri-state area in the band Baze and his Silly Friends. Their video is set be released on HBO Family in June of 2009.