Tuesday, January 14, 2020

CV2019


Victor Bresse

Beirut, Lebanon
Email: Victor.Bresse@gmail.com
http://vic-soundonly.blogspot.com
Contact #: +9613487292


Education


H.E.F.A.T. Workshop by TOR. Hostile Environment First Aid Training. This workshop is mandatory to film with BBC in a "hostile environment". (August2012)
Graduated in “ Sound Design” at The Trebas Institute – Montreal Canada (2006)
Electronics, I.U.T de Nice, Faculté des sciences- France (1996)



Work Experience

2019

- Sound Design and Mix of the second Essay Feature of Sarah Francis “As Above so Below”.
- Production sound recording, Sound design and Mix of Hisham Bizri's Poetical essay feature: “The Silence of Dreams”.
- Sound Design of Akram Zaatari’s “The landing”.
- Sound Design for Farah Shaer's short-film “Soukoun”
- Sound Design and Mix of Remi Itani’s short-film “Drought”.
- Sound mixing for 4 TV episodes on for Little Lizard Films Production.
- November 8, Tshweesh wins best sound Dolby/Ad Hoc award at Málaga4KFest!
- August 21, I received an honorable mention of the sound of TSHWEESH at Castrovillari Film Festival.

2018

- Won best sound design on “Tshweesh” in the Kraljevski Filmski Festival.
- Sound Mixing of 3 episodes of 20min for TV and a TVC made by Little Lizard Films.
- Sound Design of “White coffee” by the talented Student Gloria Tauk.
- Sound Design and mixing of Nigol Bezjian’s feature documentary: “Broken dinners, postponed kisses”.
- Remixing for TV "Those who remain" by Eliane El Raheb.
- Sound Design of "the day i lost my shadow" by Soudade kaadan.
- Mixing" Yara" by Abbas fahdel.
- Sound Design for the First Feature Essay of Mira Adoumier called “Errans”.

2017

- Sound design of “Tshweesh” the short of Feyrouz Serhal.
- Production sound recording, Sound editing and Design for “Martyr” a Feature film by Mazen Khaled which was mixed by Michael Barre in Paris.
- Sound design of the web series "undocumented" by Amin Dora
- Sound design "counting tiles" by Cynthia choucair. 

2016

- Sound Design of Mazen Khaled's feature "Petty Bourgeois Dream" Which was mixed in Paris by Mikael Barre.
- Sound Design and Mixing of the short of Bashir Abou Zeid: Kalash.
- A second Production sound trip in Chad.
- Sound design and mix for "Temple of light” by Nigol Bezjian.
- Sound Design and mix for the Artistic Documentary of Haig Ayvazian Called: Not Every day is Spring. Screened at Expanded forum at the Berlinale.
- Production sound on a documentary in Japan.
- Production sound of "Tshweesh" a short Fiction by Feyrouz serhal.
- Sound Design and Mix of the Documentary "Obscure" by Soudade Kaadan.
- Sound Design And Mix of the Feature Documentary of Eliane El Raheb "Those who remain", Won best documentary in Dubai Film Festival.
-  Sound Design the Egyptian Feature "Last Days of the City" by Tamer El Said.
   mixed in Paris by Mikael Barre at Actarus Studio. 

2015

- Finalizing, Mixing of the Feature "The Road" by Rana Salem. Which was selected in the main competition of the Moscow film festival.
- Sound Design and Mixing of the Feature documentary "Diaries of a Flying Dog" by Bassem Fayad.
- Finalizing and mixing "Trip Along Exodus" By Hind Shoufani, A poetic documentary about a girl, a father and Palestine. Sound Designed by Jawad Nawfal.
- 2 TV ads and 2 web ads. Production and post production.
- I was honoured by "Talents Beirut" To be part of the Jury of this year's selections.
- Sound Design of "Twice upon a time" by Niam Itani, that won best documentary at the Beirut Film Festival.
- Sound Design "DEUS EX MACHINA" by Lynn Kodeih, for her project with Rami Sabagh for Achkal alwan.
- Sound Design on "Now: End of season" by Ayman Nahle for Ashkal alwan.
- Production sound for 10 days of a Documentary in Tchad. 

2014

- 4 TVC s And some small post projects
- Production sound of a feature; "Single, married, divorced" or "Yalla 3a2belkoun"
Written And produced By Nibal Arakji and directed by Elie Khalifeh.
- Sound Recording, Editing, Designing and Mixing for the feature documentary : "Diaries of a flying dog" by Bassem Fayad, and produced by Jad Abi Khalil. (Trailer)
- Cairo - "Last Days of The City" - Work in Progress - Design and temp mixes.

2013

- Production Sound on the short of Zalfa Seurat: "Temperature Ideale", produced by Mad 4 Films and Funded by G.R.E.C.
- Production Sound for a documentary directed by Sarah Hatem on the reconstruction of Harissa's "Basilique": "La toile Bleue"
- Post production in Cairo for the feature "Last days of the city" around 6 month
- Shoot and post for a short by Rakan Mayasi.
- Production and post-production on "Transit game" a short by Anna fahr; produced by Ginger Productions and Sepasi films.
- More TVCs and sporadic 1 or 2 days documentaries, corporate, and reports...

2012

- Post Production: ADR recording, Dialogue editing, Sound editing and mixing for a short movie "Ismail" Directed by Nora Al Sharif.
- Post production for a student short movie directed by Michael Abi Khalil.
- Post Production Editing and Mixing of a Documentary shot by Mirna Shbaro in South Sudan.
- Production Sound for a pilot "Valet Parking" directed by Merass Sadek.
- Production Sound for a trailer of an independent feature directed by Rana Salem.
- Production sound for a trailer of a documentary "My uncle the terrorist", directed by Elias Moubarak.
- Production Sound Engineer and Sound Editor on "Past" a short movie directed by Julien Magnan.
- Sound Design and Foley for the movie " Sunny boy" by Damoun Ghaoui.
- Production Sound Engineer on Bassem Fayad's documentary "Sabe3 el Borombo" shot in Dubai.
- Production Sound Engineer on the Trailer of a Documentary "My Uncle the terrorist" to be shot later, directed by Elias Moubarak.
- Production Sound Engineer on the trailer of Rana Salem's Movie.
- Production Sound Engineer on the Pilot "Valet Parking" Directed by Merass Sadek.
- Production Sound Engineer on the Report for Earth rise for Al-Jazeera English Directed by Zeina Aboul Hosn.
- Sound Editing and mixing of the documentary for Al Arabia Directed by Mirna Shbaro: " Nouzouh ila el Janoub" (Shot in South Sudan).

2011

- Production Sound Engineer on the extended shoot of "Tannoura Maxi" Directed by Joe Bou eid. (Launched in 2012 in Beirut's theaters )
- Production Sound Engineer on the Documentary/real TV show "American Caravan" that walked around with 6 American in 5 different Arab Countries in 40 days; Directed by Jerome Gary for Visionaire Media and Layalina Production.
- Production Sound Engineer on the Personal Documentary of Bassem Fayad; "Sabe3 el Borombo".
- Production Sound Engineer on the extended shoot of "The Last Days of the city".
- Production Sound Engineer on a historical Documentary for Al Jazeera Directed by Fadi Nasreldine.
- Production Sound Engineer and Sound Editing for 2 TVC directed by Mahmoud Hojeij - "El Safir" & "Kafa"
- Sound Editing for the documentary directed: "TVC" Directed by Hallim Sabagh.
- Sound Design of the multi-media installation "Unknown name" by Lynn Kodeih.
- Production Sound Engineer for the beirut part of the short series Directed by Ritesh Batra
- Production Sound Engineer on the Feature "39 seconds" (working Title) Directed by Lara Saba and Produced by Dream box production.
- Production Sound Engineer in Berlin for the last part of "Last days of the city" Directed by Tamer El Said.

2010

- Production Sound Engineer on the extended shoot of "Tannoura Maxi" Directed by Joe Bou eid. (Launched in 2012 in Beirut's theaters )
- Production Sound Engineer on the extended shoot of "The Last Days of the city".
- Production Sound Engineer on Mirna Shbaro's documentary:" Unknown name" for O3 production.
- Production Sound Engineer on 3 TVC directed by Emile Slailaty, produced by ABL Films and Atelier Films.
- Sound Editing for the short movie "Little Rocks" By Tamara Stepanian.
- Sound Editing for the short movie " Essay from a room" by Rana Salem.
- Sound Design of the multi-media installation " Deep blue Sea" by Lynn Kodeih.
- Sound Engineer for the beirut part of the documentary "Raw Material" directed by Christos Karakepelis by CL Production.
- Sound Engineer on a documentary for Next Vision for the Boat Show at Marina Dbayeh- Lebanon.
- Sound design for a Play "Spring Awakening" by the Egyptian Director: Laila Soliman. Recorded and Mixed the music composed by Mustafa Said.
- 9 days of filming in Baghdad for "Last days of the City" by Tamer el Said.

2009

- Production Sound Engineer on a documentary produced by E2 production(UK) Directed by Shane O'sulivan shot in Beirut and Amman.
- Production Sound Engineer on a documentary for BBC produced by Uproar production (UK).
- Production Sound Engineer on an independent Feature shot in Egypt and Directed by Tamer el Said.

2008

- Sound Engineer on the Jordan crew of the documentary “Life after death” produced by Visionaire Media.
- Sound Engineer on a documentary shot by the director Sofiane Bel eid between 8 Arab countries for O3 production & El Arabiya TV.
- Sound designer on a commercial for human rights.
- Post-production audio for the Lebanese feature “Tannoura Maxi”.
- Sound engineer on a documentary for Qatar TV, on the reconstruction of the villages in south Lebanon.
- Some Commercials shot in 35 with several production houses in Lebanon
- Sound Engineer on the American movie shot in Lebanon; “Black Line – The Beirut Contract” directed by Christian Johnston and produced by Nabil Issa.
- Sound Engineer on an independent movie directed by Mary Jordan.

2007

- Sound Engineer on a student master’s short movie shot in 16mm, “Tannoura Maxi” by the upcoming director Joseph Bou Eid for the Saint Joseph University (I.E.S.A.V.).
Boom Operator on the Pepsi Arabic Feature Film “Bahr Ilnojoum” Produced by Signature for Pepsi.
- Sound Engineer on an independent movie shot in HD, “The two Brothers” Directed by Fouad El Khoury.
- Sound Engineer and music composer for 10 UNIFIL spots, explaining the role of UNIFIL in south Lebanon with Raffic Ali Ahmad, directed by Ramin Francis Assadi.

2006

- Sound Engineer & assistant on Local and International documentaries and segments for several TV Stations; (News Time, BBC, France24, Radio Canada)
Many small interview Jobs for Arabiya TV as an audio engineer.

2005

- Workshop on Max/Msp IRCAM software. Creation of an interactive audio-video platform.
- Sound engineer on a documentary on Samir kassir a professor of history at Saint-Joseph University and journalist for An Nahar by Wajdi Elian.
- Sound engineer on “Inter-faith dialogue” a didactical movie on dialogues.

2004

- Sound engineer, composer, and mastering for the documentary directed by Wajdi Elian “Taste of Olives” Broadcasted on El-Arabia.
- Sound engineer for the series “Across the Med.” Staged by O3 Production for Al-Arabiya TV station.
- Soundscaping and performing “Numbers”; a photographic exposition by Caroline Tabet and Joanna Andraos.( Beirut-Lebanon and Lille-France)


Musical Experience

2012

- Recorded a Live Performance by ASIL; an ensemble for Arabic Classical and contemporary Music formed by Mustafa Said.
- Mixed The compositions of Mustafa Said, composed for a theatrical play in Qatar. 

2006

- Performed three Electro-techno live acts at The Basement club; Beirut.

2003

- Created our personal concept album “Mictlan” with Jawad Nawfal which took us 3 years to make was produced by Isolate records (U.S.A) in 2006, and was Launched into the market by 2007.
- Collaborated in soundscaping the short movie “Faim de communication” with Jawad Nawfal and the director Caroline Tabet.
- 8 years of Mixing on 12" Records.
- Created the Art Core group (2Dj’s,2 Vj’s and an Art team) 

2000-2001

Organized events such as The Key of square at the new souk of Beirut; ‘The mirror dance’ at the Dome Beirut, and ‘Accident in Paradise: Beirut’ at the Grand Theatre, Beirut.


Languages

Arabic (Fluent)
French (Fluent)
English (Good)


Reference available upon request

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Quick Recap (2015/2016)



Wow it's been a while I've been here...


But things have been done...


July to September 2015:
On an off on the post-production and mixing in Paris of "In The Last days of the city" with Mikael Barre at Actarus Studio then the final mix was Finished at Commune Image.

October- November 2015:
 Finished 3 different projects before a filming trip to chad.
 Sound Design of "Twice upon a time" by Niam Itani, that won best documentary at the Beirut Film Festival.
Sound Design "DEUS EX MACHINA" by Lynn Kodeih, for her project with Rami Sabagh for Achkal alwan.
Sound Design on "Now: End of season" by Ayman Nahle for Ashkal alwan.

Jan 2016:
 Was Fun, working with Mazen Khaled on his "Petty Bourgeois Dream" Which was mixed in Paris by Mikael Barre in Last 2 weeks of February.
While the second week of Feb. I was in Berlin for the World premiere of "In the Last days of the city" by Tamer el Said.

March-April 2016:
 Was the Kalash month, Working on the short of Bashir Abou Zeid: Kalash
 A second shooting trip in Chad.
 Sound design and mix for "Temple of light by Nigol Bezjian.

June-July 2016:
 a variety of small projects...

Aug-Sept:
 1st part of Sound Process For Obscure, a documentary by Soudade Kaadan
 Sound Design and mix for the Artistic Documentary of Haig Ayvazian Called: Not Every day is Spring. Screened at Expanded forum at the Berlinale

September 2016:
 Prep and Shoot of Tshweesh a short Fiction by Feyrouz Serhal.

 Filming in Japan November:

December 2016:
 Sound Design And Mix of the Feature Documentary of Eliane El Raheb "Those who remain", Won best documentary in Dubai Film Festival.

Jan 2016:
Mixing of "Those who Remain" by Eliane El Raheb. Feb 2016 WIP: Sound design of "Tshweesh" by Feyrouz Serhal.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

June 2015



Well Long Time Have Past with no updates!
But Things have been done... here it is... in short...
Trying to arrange chronologically, while many overlapping occurred...
But that's the soul of the update; Organised Chaos.

To begin;
I was honoured by "Talents Beirut" To be part of the Jury of this year's selections. And that just happened few days ago in Beirut.
Good luck to all the participant, and those who didn't get accepted, please work hard and present next year!

June 2015:
- I'm now in Cairo Finalising the Sound Design of the Feature "Last Days of the City"

February - March - April - May 2015:
- Finalising, Mixing of the Feature "The Road" by Rana Salem. Which was selected in the main competition of the Moscow film festival.
- a Couple of shoots for pilots, and Trailers I wont talk about.
- 2 web ads. Production and post production.
- 2 TV ads. Production only

January 2015:
- Finalizing and mixing "Trip Along Exodus" By Hind Shoufani, A poetic documentary about a girl, a father and Palestine. Sound Designed by Jawad Nawfal.
(Touring many Festivals now... )

November - December 2014
- Cairo - "Last Days of The City" - Work in Progress - Design and temp mixes

July - August - October 2014
- Sound Recording, Editing, Designing and Mixing for the feature documentary : "Diaries of a flying dog" by Bassem Fayad, and produced by Jad Abi Khalil. (Trailer)
- Started Sound Editing of "The Road", by Rana Salem.

September 2014: prod sound
Shooting of a feature; "Single, married, divorced" or "Yalla 3a2belkoun"
Written And produced By Nibal Arakji and directed by Elie Khalifeh.
The Movie made it in theatres end January and played for a month.

First Half of 2014:
- 4 TVC s And some small post projects
- made 10 sound blankets, for location shoot acoustics; will post pictures soon
- Backups, Updating the station,

Second half of 2013
- post production in Cairo for the feature "Last days of the city" around 6 month
- shoot and post for a short by Rakan Mayasi
- production and post-production on "Transit game" a short by Anna fahr; produced by Ginger Productions & Sepasi films
(Which toured festival world and made Win won in various categories)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Middle of 2013 - update

Feb: Worked on the short of Zalfa Seurat: "Temperature Ideale", produced by Mad 4 Films and Funded by G.R.E.C.
Feb. and March:  8 days of shoot for a documentary directed and produced by Sarah Hatem on the reconstruction of Harissa's "Basilique".

And Since March, I've been working on More TVCs.
Beside the sporadic 1 or 2 days documentaries, corporate, and reports...

Sound designed a 50seconds break in a Video clip.

But my main update is in the equipments - Check my equipments list for more infos.
And updated Protools for Version 10. So I'll have the 11 when it becomes available...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

December 2012

- Post production for "Ismail" a short movie directed by Nora Al Sharif:
   The vimeo before post.
   End of October: Spent 5 days in Jordan to record ambiances and A.D.R.
  November : Delivered a temp mix for the Doha film festival projection.
  December : Finalized the mix.

- Post production for a student short movie by Michael Abi Khalil.

- October: Mixed the concert of the recorded Music ensemble Asil that was done in Masrah el Madina few month before.

- Production sound on a 2 days shoot for a Pepsi TVC  Somewhere in that period; Produced by Clandestino production.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 2012 - Recap -

August 2012:
- Attended a 3 days workshop by TOR for BBC.
 The workshop is for Hostile Environment First Aid Training.
So I got the Paper authorizing me to shoot with BBC in a "hostile Environment".
- 1 day Shoot for a documentary by Diala Kashmar.
- Recorded the Band "Asil" playing live in Masrah el Madina. "Asil" is an ensemble for Arabic Classical Contemporary Music, formed by Mustafa Said.

July 2012:
- 2 days shoot for a report done by Zeina Aboul Hosn for Al jazeera english:
Earth rise- Trashing Lebanon
- 1 day TVC shoot directed by Kousay Hamzeh For Mad for films productions
- 2 days Sound editing and design for a TVC for Mad for Films productions

June 2012:
- Mixed and Designed the Music for a play that's going to be showed in Qatar. The music is composed by Mustafa Said.
- Sound Editing and mixing for Mirna Shbaro's Documentary: (Shot in south Sudan for al Arabia)
- Recorded the sound of an event in Masrah Dawar el shams.

[Got a Shoulder injury from the May shoots, so I refused many production projects for the coming months]

May 2012:
- 1 day shoot for a Pilot: "Valet Paking" Directed by Merass Sadek
- 5 days shoot for the trailer of a movie directed by Rana Salem
- 5 days of shoot for the trailer of the documentary Directed by Elias Moubarak on his uncle: "My uncle the terrorist"

February 2012:
- Finished designing Damoun Ghaoui's movie
- 3 weeks in Egypt where I was preparing for the Post production of " Last days of the city" project.

January 2012:
- 5 days in Dubai for Bassem Fayad's documentary.
- Recorded V.O. For Bassem Fayad's trailer.
- Recorded V.O. For a documentary by Diala Kashmar.
- Recorded Foley, V.O. and Sound designed Julien Magnan's movie: Past

December 2011:
- Recorded Foley and did the whole sound design on an experimental short movie directed and filmed by Damoun Ghaoui. (Initially shot without sound)
- Recorded sound on Julien Magnan's movie.