About Roar Skau Olsen
I am a versatile 44 year old DanishAmerican film professional with broad experience in production sound mixing, sound design and sound mixing. I have spent 18 years at the forefront of the Scandinavian movie & broadcast industry, having worked on over 70 features and shorts, in countries all over Europe and the USA. My professional resumé includes three nominations for the Danish Film Academy Award for best sounddesign. I graduated in 1999 from the National Danish Film School with a MFA in Film & Sound. Since 1999 I have been working nonstop as a production sound mixer, supervising sound designer and rerecording mixer as it is the tradition for a film sound professional in Denmark and Scandinavia. This means that I have had the pleasure of being the supervising sound person on numerous occasions, both on shooting locations and throughout the whole post production process and final rerecording mix, adding the special value, insight, continuity and teamwork that only a person mastering all areas of expertise can provide. The productions I have worked on through the years have benefited greatly from my indepth experience in all facets of the creation of the soundtrack for a film, both creatively and economically. I am used to working on complex productions, both on and off site: features, cinematic trailers, animation, computer games, broadcasts and documentaries. I have worked with Barry Levinson (Rainman, Wag the Dog, Borgia). With him I was covering the first Obama inauguration in DC as a part of a small crew filming the documentary "POLIWOOD" and I did the post sound on his documentary "THE BAND THAT WOULDN'T DIE" for ESPN.
I have resent and updated knowledge and know how on all recording and dubbing and mixing equipment as I am a partner in both an Equipment rental company and a Post production facility.
I have recently production recorded, sound designed and re-recorded more European and Scandinavian feature projects -as I am very good at working in international work environments.
Name: Roar Skau Olsen
Lives in: Staffanstorp, Sweden
Company: Tonemestrene Aps
Occupation: Boom Operator, Dialogue Editor, Field Recordist, Foley Artist, Music Supervisor, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer, Special Effects Supervisor and Voice Designer
Unique traits: Danish/American - Excellent field / production recorder, supervising sound designer and Re-recording mixer -with a proven track record -all in one Scandinavian