David Schmidt

David Schmidt

Sound Designer at Acapella Audio
Boom Operator, Music Supervisor, Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer

Asheville, North Carolina

Member Since:
October 2011
Last online:
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About David

Hi, I have over 20 years experience doing Location and Post Production Audio.

David Schmidt started his audio career after graduation from the Audio Engineering program at American University in Washington, DC. He immediately began recording and producing CD projects for groups, and he was found in clubs and bars across the DC area mixing for a variety of acts.
He joined the staff of MVI Post. He was quickly in demand and earned the respect of clients such as The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, and The History Channel. 5.1 surround sound mixes for Discovery HD Theater mixed by David were some of the first Dolby Digital Surround HD productions to appear on television. David also mixed high profile shows, such as the BBC productions of Walking with Dinosaurs and the live Raising the Titanic with Jim Cameron. He honed his craft directing hundreds of narration sessions, selecting thousands of music cuts, and editing tens of thousands of sfx in productions for film, TV, corporate, radio, and the web.
In 2004, David opened Acapella Audio in Asheville, North Carolina to better serve his clients. He currently mixes in stereo and surround for long time clients from the DC area as well as many local and national clients. As part of his post-production mix, David draws on his studio’s high-quality sfx library and offers clients music composition. In addition to his mixing, David is frequently called upon for location sound. He’s recorded location sound for clients as diverse as HGTV, Speed Channel, and Good Morning America.


  • Only God Can

    Only God Can (2015)
    Film (Family) Sound department "Only God Can" is the story of 5 longtime friends struggling through life's challenges, discovering through faith that Only God Can empower them to become the person they truly desire to be.

  • Homeward Bound: A Veteran's Journey

    Homeward Bound: A Veteran's Journey (2015)
    Video (Short and Drama) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Quiet River

    Quiet River (2014)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Sound department When a recently divorced woman returns to the Appalachian mountains of her youth, she learns that her brilliant but troubled brother is implicated in an act of radical Eco-terrorism. As her own life falls apart, she works to uncover the dark truth at the heart of the matter -- and learns that blood is sometimes no thicker than water. Written by Anonymous

  • Mega Mansions

    Mega Mansions (2014)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Sound department Series offers a tour inside America's mansions from hidden vaults in the Hearst Castle, to the private Bachelor's Wing at the Biltmore Estate, to a state-of-the-art San Francisco palace where the lights, music and climate are controlled by a smart phone. Written by Travel Channel

  • Joint Effort

    Joint Effort (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department When a dog trainer and his partner receive a package full of pot by mistake, they have to find a way to replace the contents when their dog eats the whole thing while their backs are turned.

  • True Life

    True Life (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Sound department This one hour documentary follows 4 young people who are moving to the Big Apple to pursue their dreams. Julie is a shop-o-holic who lives off of her parents credit cards but wants to make her own way in the fashion industry. Frankie & Dana are gay best friends from Ohio who have no money, no jobs, and no plan but have a big dream for a better life. And Josh is a model from a Winsconsin who is getting the opportunity of a lifetime with a top modeling agency. Who will survive in one of the most competitive cities in the world? Written by M. McEwan

  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games (2012)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. Written by Suzanne Collins

  • Wilding

    Wilding (2011)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Drama) Sound department Wilding tells the story of three teens who get involved in random street violence.

  • Extreme

    Extreme (2010)
    Television (Documentary and Adventure) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Men of Persuasion

    Men of Persuasion (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department Two uniquely skilled professionals are hired by a conflicted woman trying to make a potentially life-altering decision. Sadly, it seems she's caught them on an off day.

  • Alison

    Alison (2009)
    Film (Drama) Sound department 'Alison' examins the inner world of a pregnant, 30-something woman as she navigates the treacherous waters of self-doubt and self-destruction. Exploring a life at the point of no return - how we shape and are shaped, how the trying and transformational forces inside us and around us can sometimes do us good and sometimes do us harm. Written by Anonymous

  • Pickin' & Trimmin'

    Pickin' & Trimmin' (2008)
    Film (Short) Sound department At a North Carolina barbershop, the atmosphere is laid back, the conversation free, and the music a cut above the rest. An engagingly genuine slice of old time Americana.

  • Short Track

    Short Track (2008)
    Film (Comedy and Family) Sound department The daily life experiences of Carolinian, Blake Beckett, a five-time stockcar racing short track champion, are exposed through unique characters that work and play through weeks that culminate in 120 mph Saturday nights. Sparks fly as Beckett's country-singing teenaged daughter falls for a young California race driver. Blake longs to make it to the sport's top series, while struggling to find a way to help his deaf son follow in his race driving footsteps. Written by Anonymous

  • Sea of Demons

    Sea of Demons (2007)
    TV Movie (Adventure) Sound department Two years ago, while diving in the Pacific Ocean, Scott Cassell was viciously attacked by a giant, 200+ pound Humboldt squid. His flesh was torn by 30,000 razor sharp teeth. His arm pulled from its socket with bone-crushing strength. His body dragged down into black ocean depths. Miraculously he escaped with his life. Now, fully recovered, the former Special Forces diver is ready to face off against this very real Sea Monster once again. Protected by his specially-designed "squid-fighting" armor, Cassell will risk his life to film this deadly predator up close and personal. Written by David Eric Brenner

  • Tell Me a Story

    Tell Me a Story (2006)
    Video (Documentary) Sound department Witnesses an unusual friendsip between a former MIT physicist and an oral historian as the historian helps the physicist recover from depression and unforeseen accident by sharing hope and memories. Set up in a broad context of Arts in Medicine the documentary shows the role of support group in healing. Written by Anonymous

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
    Television (Documentary, Animation and History) Sound department Using the latest technology the amazing lost world of the Cretaceous, Triassic and Jurassic periods of Earth's history, when the dinosaurs reigned supreme, is brought stunningly back to life. The series provides insights into how these mammoth creatures appeared, how they survived for millions of years and probes the mysteries of their sudden disappearance leaving only a fossil record to show they had ever existed! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>


  • Emmy for Homeward Bound

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