Max Hirtenstein - 3 Volt Sound, Inc.

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Hello! My name is Max Hirtenstein and I'm an experienced San Francisco production sound mixer, sound designer, and owner of 3 Volt Sound, Inc. 65 IMDb credits and counting...

Need a sound recordist or boom operator? My work in location sound includes 4 seasons of “VICE” for HBO, "13 Reasons Why" for Netflix, living with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania for PBS, filming cheetahs with the BBC, “Murder In The First” for TNT, and hundreds of other network TV shows and national commercial spots. I own complete field audio packages for any project, including equipment by Schoeps, Sound Devices, Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, DPA, Sanken, and much more.

Need a post sound mixer? My work in the studio includes sound design for dozens of commercials, Foley, dialogue editing, and surround sound mixing for feature films and indie docs, and a film score which charted on the iTunes World Best New Releases charts. Post sound and music gear includes a full 5.1 studio and a complete plugin suite for Pro Tools HD.

Who I've Worked With...
Sean Penn, Shaq, Al Gore, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Hugh Laurie, Willie Nelson, Steve Zahn, TJ Miller, Hasan Minhaj, John Mayer, The Grateful Dead, Josh Duhamel, Will Sasso, Taye Diggs, Stephen Fry, E-40, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Lars Ulrich, Guy Fieri, Stephen Curry, Tamera Mowry, Hope Solo and the US Women’s Soccer Team, Ryan Seacrest, Olympians Jonny Mosely and Natalie Coughlin, Bo Jackson, Barry Sanders, Thomas Keller, Leonard Maltin, Larry the Cable Guy, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Pence, Buster Posey and the SF Giants, Keith Urban, Jim Harbaugh, Harry Connick Jr., George Jung, David Choe, Brett Ratner, Vernon Davis, Dan The Automator, Lily Aldridge, Boots Riley, Taj Mahal, the CEOs of Youtube, Tumblr, Nissan and Renault, and many, many more.

My Clients...
HBO, BBC, MTV, CBS, PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Comedy Central, TLC, Discovery, VICE, FOX, The History Channel, Food Network, ESPN, Spike, A&E, Bravo, Visa, NFL, Fox Sports, Clif Bar, McDonald's, Nike, Doritos, Timberland, Giorgio Armani, The Wall St Journal, Beats, Nickelodeon, Netflix, Uber, Costco, Charles Schwab, airbnb, Esquire, Pixar, GE, PG&E, The San Francisco Symphony, Univision, Mercedes-Benz, Red Bull, Levi’s, Audi, Toyota, Chevrolet, Chase, Google, Apple, Honda, Pandora, Nissan, Renault, Greyhound, Capital One, SKYY, Bloomberg Television, CBC, Facebook, American Express, Miller Lite, HP, Microsoft, Frito-Lay, LinkedIn, Comcast, Bank of America, Adobe, Verizon, Pinterest, John Deere, Wells Fargo, NVIDIA, Victoria’s Secret, Nokia, Skype, Intel, Stumbleupon, Samsung, Logitech, Yahoo!, IBM, and many more.

Selected Credits…
“13 Reasons Why” -- 2017 -- TV Series (Netflix)
“Chance” -- 2017 -- TV Series (Hulu)
“Coyote” -- 2017 -- Feature Documentary
“Budding Prospects” Pilot -- 2017 TV Series (Amazon)
“Facing Putin” -- 2017 -- TV Series (Nat Geo)
“Facing Escobar” -- 2017 -- TV Series (Nat Geo)
“VICE on HBO” Season 4 -- 2016 -- TV Series (HBO)
“I Am JFK Jr.” -- 2016 -- TV Documentary
“Murder in the First” -- 2016 -- TV Series (TNT)
“Explorer” -- 2016 -- TV Series (Nat Geo)
“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” -- 2016 -- Feature Documentary
“Sour Grapes” -- 2016 -- Feature Documentary
"Generation Gap" -- 2016 -- Short Film
"Brother" -- 2016 -- Short Film
"Don't Give Up The Ghost" -- 2016 -- Feature Film
"Dr. Feelgood" -- 2016 -- Feature Documentary
"The Race to Save the World" -- 2016 -- Feature Documentary
“VICE on HBO” Season 3 -- 2015 -- TV Series (HBO)
“Looking” -- 2015 -- TV Series (HBO)
“American Idol” -- 2015 -- TV Series (FOX)
“Say Yes to the Dress” -- 2015 -- TV Series (TLC)
“Neanderthal Apocalypse” -- 2015 -- TV Documentary
“Small Empires” -- 2015 -- Web Series (The Verge)
“T-Rex” -- 2015 -- Feature Documentary
“Boombox Sessions: Boots Riley” -- 2015 -- Documentary Short
“Spark” -- 2015 -- Web Series (by Morgan Spurlock)
“Shut Up and Drive” -- 2015 TV Series -- (FOX Sports)
“Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca” -- 2015 TV Series (CBS)
“Super Cute Animals” -- 2015 -- TV Documentary (BBC)
“I Almost Accidentally Killed Myself” -- 2015 -- TV Series (Discovery)
“Diabolical” -- 2015 -- TV Series (Discovery)
"Sharing The Rough" -- 2015 -- Feature Documentary
“VICE on HBO” Season 2 -- 2014 -- TV Series (HBO)
"The Real World" -- 2014 -- TV Series (MTV)
“Roboticize Me” -- 2014 -- TV Series (CBC)
“Car Matchmaker” -- 2014 -- TV Series (Esquire)
“Get Grillin’ with Guy Fieri” -- 2014 -- Commercial
“Studio 1.0” -- 2014 -- TV Series (Bloomberg)
“Newlyweds: The First Year” -- 2014 -- TV Series (Bravo)
"Crash Course" -- 2014 -- Feature Documentary
"The Art of the Game" -- 2014 -- Documentary
“Mom, Murder, and Me” -- 2014 -- Feature Film
“The Cherokee Word For Water” -- 2014 -- Feature Film
“Dew” -- 2013 -- TV Commercial (John Deere)
"Football Fantasy" -- 2013 -- TV Commercial (Visa)
"Food Forward" -- 2013 -- TV Series (PBS)
"Slomo" -- 2013 -- Documentary Short -- WINNER -- Best Short Doc South By Southwest 2013
"SanFranLand" -- 2012 -- Webseries (Pixar)
"Events By Sasha" -- 2012 -- Reality TV (Bravo)
"The Gift" -- 2012 -- Short Film
"True Love" -- 2012 -- Feature Film
"Learning To Breathe" -- 2012 -- Feature Documentary
"I Faked My Own Death" -- 2011 -- TV Series (Discovery)
"I (Almost) Got Away With It" -- 2011 -- TV Series (Discovery)
"Decameron" -- 2011 -- Short Film
"Larkin" -- 2011 -- Short Film
"Squaresville" -- 2010 -- TV Pilot
"The Will and Willie Show" -- 2010 -- Radio Broadcast
"Concept 5" -- 2009 -- Short Film

I have been in the industry since 2008.


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Best Documentary Short - South By Southwest 2013

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