Post-Production Sound Specialist
Independent Sound Designer/Composer
2010 - Present
Periscope Post & Audio
May 2017- August 2017
Apprentice at NoiseFloor, Ltd.
July 2016-May 2017
Guitar Center Keyboard Specialist
August 2014 - February 2015
Static Studios, Inc. Intern
January 2013 - March 2013
NI Komplete Ultimate 11
iZotope Ozone 6
Columbia College Chicago
Audio for Visual Media BA
Dennis Mellen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Audio for Visual Media at Columbia College Chicago. The Audio for Visual Media concentration prepares students for audio careers in film, video, and related visual media. Students study the theory and practice of sound track design, recording, editing, and mixing sound in relationship to story structure. Students develop an understanding of aesthetic principles as well as communication and professional skills that allow them to effectively pursue their future goals.
Recording Connection Certification
Audio Engineering and Music Production Apprenticeship
July 2016-January 2017
Dennis Mellen completed an exclusive one-on-one hands-on mentoring and training, working side by side with a top professional in the field at a professional studio. In this case, the mentor being Jamie Vanadia, co-owner of the Chicago based post production audio facility: NoiseFloor, Ltd.
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Intensive Program
Seattle Film Institue Film Scoring Program
July 2017-August 2017
Studied the art, craft, and business of music for film and other media in a two-week seminar with 2 time Emmy Award winning composer/arranger Hummie Mann, other veterans of the industry, and a group of students from around the world and the music industry.