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behind the scenes

Bruno began his media career in radio, first as a sports producer at WLUP-FM (Chicago), then in all aspects of radio at WVVX-FM (Highland Park) while concurrently working as Production Director for Radio College (City Colleges of Chicago) and audio engineer for WYCC-TV/PBS (Chicago), also owned by the City Colleges.

Wanting to try advertising, he spent 18 months at Studio One in Chicago before going freelance. Once freelance, he worked in mastering and duplication, and learned the skills of location sound for visual media. This led to many quality mixing projects for clients like Illinois Bell/Ameritech (involved in most of the audio for the Museum of Science and Industry exhibit), Kraft (quarterly sales audio newsletter), and United Airlines. Broadcast and cablecast are also represented, with local documentaries on AIDS awareness and the Auditorium Theatre airing on WTTW-TV/PBS (Chicago).  Cable documentaries include Discovery and A&E (wraparounds on location with Bill Kurtis in Cook County Jail!).

Recent spot work includes the Chicago Blackhawks “One Goal” campaign, a segment for CBS’ Stephen Colbert Show, and EPK for the Chicago procedurals.

Speaking of the Museum of Science and Industry, be sure to check out Bruno’s work in The Great Train Story, the 3,500 square foot model train diorama that “travels” from Chicago to Seattle (thanks Image Trust).

Strapko Recorders features premium location mixing packages and a Mac OS based post solution with Steinberg’s Nuendo DAW. A voiceover booth is installed at Motion Post in suburban Chicago.

Bruno graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications in 1983 and has lectured there on Soundfield Ambisonic technology. He was elected to full voting membership in the Cinema Audio Society in 1997 after four years as an associate member. He also an associate member of the Recording Academy.

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Audio Is About Being

In The Moment

“52,000 air miles in 5 weeks.  There’s not a lot in your control, except your sound in that moment.”

Bruno Strapko