EDWARD SOTO - was born in Los Angeles on the 26th of April 1973.
At an early age Edward's exposure to the arts was more by environment and chance than a personal choice. His grand father's love of orchestral music for the grand hall and chamber coupled with (day time) free weekly
visits to Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium, would sow the seeds. The Ambassador's full scale rehearsal performances left an indelible impression on Edward, one that would keep him on a common path
way of interest in art and science.
-" I might have been about 10, I would Leave the Ambassador after a massive performance and would walk across the street to the Norton Simon Museum for a look and see... if I could come up with the entrance fee. I wore a suit on those days and it seamed like no one would question me wondering around on my own"
Edward began his career playing several different instruments such as: the guitar, the alto sax, and the flute. The guitar quickly became his instrument of choice while at the same time his interests in audio electronics began to take shape.
In the early 1980s, due to his Father’s interest in automobile modification, Edward finds himself in the company of Hollywood and the Rock world combined on the set of The Doors film production of 'LA Women'. Early times on various sets would start an unconscious hind process for him. Between 1988 and the early 1990s, his attention turned towards electronic music and the sub culture that followed it. As a musician, DJ, and electronic music composer, his creative efforts were spent on the decomposition of acoustic sound through digital manipulation. In this, he would come to understand several different forms of audio synthesis technologies, recording engineering, and music production.
In 1998, English electronica record label 'Mosaic' releases a split single under the artist name Phon entitled Con Ritimo Y Sabor. Soon there after, Plug Research records – Los Angeles, commissioned Edward to write for a compilation CD using the moniker The Ed Duran Trio. - Between Scenes. The single displays his interest in synthetic textures and his love of African American rhythms based around Jazz.
Always having a great degree of interest in the moving picture and sound, Edward worked for the company Sound Dogs on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City California where he apprenticed on the film “Very Bad Things” staring: John Favreau, Jeremy Piven, Cameron Diaz, and Christian Slater. Continuing his career, Edward would work for other post houses including Tape Effects Inc. under the expert tutelage of Academy member Supervising Sound Editor Mike Le-Mare and Karola Storr. There, Edward would work with many well regarded names in the industry of feature films.
An independent film written and to be directed by Edward.
24To Black Assassin Frank Miller is over run by guilt strong enough to make reality shift, and in the end, there is only one thing left to do.... make it right!
24 To Black
Film (short) by Open Gate Pictures, TBA Writer - Producer
Burger King (Ad Spot)
Film by Burger King / Directed by: Ben Ross Supervising Sound Editor / Re-Recording Mixer
DHL (Ad Spot)
Film by DHL / Directed by: Ben Ross Supervising Sound Editor - Re-Recording Mixer
Miller Lite (Ad Spot)
Television by Miller Lite / Directed by: Ben Ross Supervising Sound Editor / Re-Recording Mixer
Film by Directed by: Robert Mestas MUSIC COMPOSER
The Bible Experience
Film by Inspired By Media Group | Produced by: Luis Brown | Directed By: Chip Hurd Pro Tools Re-Recording Mixer / Editor
Film by Directed by: Robert Mestas MUSIC COMPOSER
Film by Directed by: Jim Wilson 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Silent Road Cinema (Corp Logo)
Film by Silent Road Cinema Composer - Sound Designer - Re_Recording Mixer
Film by Anything For Love LLC / Directed by: Tom Anton 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Film by Directed and Produced by: Kai Bary & Iqbal Ahmed Supervising Sound Editor / Re-Recording Mixer
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Film by Sony Pictures / Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones Post Production Engineer / 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Film by Directed by: Scott McKinsey Post Production Engineer / 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Woman Thou Art Loosed
Television by Directed By: Michael Shultz Sound Editor
Walk Into A Bar
Film by Directed by: Jake Hoffman Re-Recording Mixer
Television by Directed by: Michael Stevens BG Editor / Assistant Sound Editor
Pirates Of The Caribbean_The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Television by Disney Pictures / Directed by: Gore Verbinski 2nd Technical Music Advisor
Television by New Line Cinema / Directed by: Greg Marks Post Production Engineer / FX Editor
Film by Directed by: Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas ADR Recordist
PATH TO WAR
Film by HBO / DIRECTOR JOHN FRANKENHIEMER 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Film by Directed by: Surinder Singh Supervising Sound Editor | Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Film by Lifetime VO Mixer
Film by TNT Addition Music
Tower of Babble
Film by Directed by: Jeff Wadlow FX Editor / Sound Designer
Carving Out Our Name
Film by Directed By: Tony Zierra Dubbing Stage Engineer
Film by 20Th Century Fox / Directed by: William Bindley Assistant Sound Editor
Film by Universal Pictures / Directed by: Leslie Small 1st Assistant Sound Editor
Statue Of Liberty
Film by TLC Dubbing Stage Recordist
Fire At Sea
Television by The History Channel Post Production Engineer / Dubbing Stage Recordist
Michael Cane (Doc)
Film by The BBC VO Mixer
Film by FOX SPORTS / Directed by: Billy Dilu MUSIC COMPOSER
Television by Directed by: Soiel Moon Fry MUSIC COMPOSER
Death Of A Sales Woman
Music by Produced/Directed by: Donna Wheeler MUSIC EDITOR
VERY BAD THINGS
Film by Universal Pictures / Directed by: Peter Berg Sound Editor/Engineering Trainee