I'm Roberto HG, CEO and Supervising Sound Editor at Finding The Sound, my own audio postproduction facilities, based in Madrid (Spain).
I graduated from the UCM (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) in 2004, with a degree in Journalism. I started my career in the radio industry working as a reporter, writer and audio technician (recording, editing and mixing the whole magazine) for broadcasting magazine Fancine.
After several years specializing in sound at different schools (between the years 2002 and 2005) in 2008 I finally got my degree in Sound for Film at ECAM (Escuela de Cine y del Audiovisual de Madrid), obtaining a special distinction in my class.
Since 2007, I've worked as a freelance Sound Editor and Foley Mixer at several sound facilities in Madrid as Best Digital, Todd-ao 103 Studios, Deluxe 103 Studios, Pecera Estudio, Dulce Juanita, La Caja de Muu o Audioluna, for production companies as Ida y Vuelta, Plural Entertainment, Avalon Productions, Enrique Cerezo P.C. or BRB International, among others.
In 2011, I set up my own audio postproduction facilities (Finding The Sound) where I work with my team as a Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Foley Artist, Re-Recording Mixer, even as a Production Sound Mixer, for feature films, documentaries, short films, commercials & others, depending on the project budget and production needs. But I still work as a freelance all over the world.
I work for many production companies such as Filmax International, Lee Films International, Think Mol Productions, Doxa Productions, Tormenta Productions, Jaleo Films, Black Milk Productions, El Cabo Productions, Mano Negra Films, Video Mercury, La voz que yo amo or Corporate Films among others.
Some of the company brands or clients that I work for are: Coca-Cola, Greenpeace, Ford, Nokia, Channel 4 UK, NY Times, Ballet Boyz UK, RENFE, SOS Rice, Doyen Auto or MAPFRE among others.
Last year I was twice awarded. The first one was "Premio Alta Qualitá Sonora" (High Sound Quality Award), from "Gruppo Tematico per la Cinematografia Sonora" , based in Rome, for the Kalat Nissa Film Festival, sitted in Caltanissetta town (Sicily/Italy). The award was for the Sound Design, Editing and Re-Recording Mixing for the short film "Amarillo Limón", directed by Felipe Garrido, and it was the first time a film festival gave a sound award for a short film, in Italian film history.
The other award, won last year, was shared among the whole sound team of the short film "Horizonte" directed by Aitor Uribarri, for which I was the Re-Recording Mixer. This was the "Best Sound" award, in the Cinemacurtas Film Festival, in Galicia (Spain).
Many of the feature films, documentaries, short films & commercials I worked in, have been multiawarded (or being on Official Competition) on international film festivals in Europe and all over the world, such as: Premios Goya (Spanish Film Award), Locarno Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Cannes, Sapporo, San Sebastián Film Festival, Málaga Film Festival, Sevilla International Film Festival, Cinespaña Toulouse, Riverrun, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Zinebi, Medina del Campo, Seminci, Alucine Toronto Latin Film Festival, Holly Short, Orense International Film Festival, Shaan-E-Awadh, Stockholm Film Festival, Zaragoza Film Festival and many others.
Apart from my work as a journalist, I've been working as a sound teacher since 2005. I began at "Ondas Formación", where I am the Sound for Film Department Coordinator, as well as one of the Production Sound, Sound Editing and Re-Recording Mixing teachers.
In 2007 I joined "Microfusa", where I developed and wrote the Sound for Film Course Book Guide, and where I worked as a teacher too, until 2012.
Additionally, on December 2013 I became part of the faculty of "Escuela CES", as a Production Sound teacher.
"Premio Alta Qualitá Sonora" (High Sound Quality Award), from "Gruppo Tematico per la Cinematografia Sonora", based in Rome, for the Kalat Nissa Film Festival, sitted in Caltanissetta town (Sicily/Italy).
"Best Sound" award, in the Cinemacurtas Film Festival, in Galicia (Spain). The award was shared among the whole sound team of the short film "Horizonte" directed by Aitor Uribarri, for which I was the Re-Recording Mixer.
IES Puerta Bonita