Post-Production Sound Specialist

Music Composer/Producer




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

  • Pro Tools

  • Ableton Live 

  • Nuendo/Cubase

  • Logic Pro

  • NI Komplete Ultimate 11

  • iZotope RX5

  • 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.

  • Sound designing

  • Sound editing

  • Sound mixing

  • Foley

  • Music composition

  • Film scoring

  • Recording

  • Music theory

  • Piano

  • Vocals

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.