Michael Odmark is a sound editor living in Brooklyn, NY.
Michael’s love of sound goes back to high school, when he converted a former radio studio in a church attic into a recording studio. He followed his passion for music to Nashville, TN, where he quickly landed a job at Sputnik Sound and began producing records for independent singer/songwriters like Natalie Prass, Alva Leigh, Andrew Combs, and Aaron Roche.
His career in Nashville garnered him a cover story in the prestigious recording magazine Tape Op, where they described his work as possessing a “distinct touch anchored by a definite, if unobtrusive creative vision. Odmark possesses an unmistakable flair for crafting spacious, earthy mixes and brings a fresh perspective to recording acoustic-based roots music.”
After moving his operation to Brooklyn, NY in 2013, Michael wrote the original score for the feature-length documentary, Beyond the Walls, and entered film school at Brooklyn College. In 2014 he helped to launch The Close-Up, the official podcast of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which he now produces, edits, and hosts. The show has aired over 140 episodes and averages 4,000 downloads per week.
Recently, Michael has worked as a sound designer/mixer on independent short films, a production sound mixer on independent films and documentaries, a sound effects editor on documentaries like From the Ashes and Alphago, and a composer.
In 2016, his short film Devil’s Track, which he wrote, directed, and sound designed, won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design at the BC Film Festival in Brooklyn.