Bob is an easy going but hard working production sound mixer/recordist looking to achieve optimal signal to noise ratio for your video production. I own my own gear which simplifies the sound production aspects of your production. Various sound packages are available and configurable upon request. Bob is fully vaccinated and covid safety compliant.
Bob Stephen is a freelance sound engineer based in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Associates of Applied Sciences degree from Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy in 2010, with a Music Recording Focus. Upon graduating, Bob was hired as a stagehand in Chicago’s Stagehand Union Local Two. There he served as an audio technician, set builder, and general stagehand. Also during this time, Bob continued to pursue his work as a freelance location sound mixer. His first major location audio work was a feature film called “Jamie and Jessie are not Together”. Since this project, the range of his work has extended into other feature films, commercials, short films, reality television, and informational videos. Some of his “end of line clients” include: Discovery Channel, ESPN, PBS, TBS, TNA Wrestling, and countless non-television outlets. In addition to this work, Bob is a live sound music engineer for Arlen Music Productions. Arlen Music Productions is a popular and prolific event band service in the Chicago area, providing live entertainment throughout the midwest and much of the country. His duties include front of house mixing, monitor engineer, and lighting. Outside of his career pursuits, Bob has enrolled as a continuing education student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design to pursue work with interactive multimedia art installations, creative projection mapping, and building custom audio processors. Much of this work is done with MAX MSP.
I have been in the industry since 2008.
JJack Productions had the opportunity to work with Bob Stephen as our Boom Op/Sound Mixer on our 30 second Denny's Spot, and we couldn't have asked for a more professional individual. Bob was on time, fast worker, very knowledgeable, more than happy to get uncomfortable to get the job done, and constructive in regards to creative input on recording techniques. Above all the professionalism, Bob is a great guy who will make your job as a Producer easy and worry free.
Director/Founder of JJack Productions
Product Productions has hired Bob a number of times to be our audio technician on not only client jobs but our own, in house, projects. Each time we've worked with him he never fails to be excellent at what he does and a great person to have on our crew.