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Mary Kennedy Shirk

Illinois, US 1:31 AM (CST) Local Time

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About Mary Kennedy Shirk

Sound editor, currently working with the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University on their podcast To Be Designed. 7 years of audio engineering experience, 2 years in audio editing.

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Adobe Audition, Audacity, Reaper, Digital Audio Workstation

Skill Overview

Audio Editing

I can edit dialogue, interviews, and audio dramas, and have edited projects between 5 and 90 minutes with between one and twelve voices. I am comfortable with Reaper, Audacity, and Adobe Audition; my current DAW of choice is Reaper.

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Audio Editing Experience

Sound Editor

Segal Design Institute • Permanent Part-time

Sep 2022 - Present

I record, edit, and mix audio for 20 minute episodes of To Be Designed, a student-run podcast the Segal Design Institute. As part of this, I have established quality control procedures for the production process, implementing end-of-production review sessions to review audio quality and suggest changes for the next production cycle. I am also responsible for suggesting and researching episode topics and scheduling interviews with subject area experts.

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Software

Adobe Audition, Audacity, Reaper, Digital Audio Workstation

Skill Overview

Audio Engineering

I have seven years of live theatre engineering experience, including microphone placement and live mixing for casts of up to 20 people. I have two years of recording experience for podcasts and audio dramas.

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Audio Engineering Experience

Sound Engineer

Segal Design Institute • Permanent Part-time

Sep 2022 - Present

I record, edit, and mix audio for 20 minute episodes of To Be Designed, a student-run podcast the Segal Design Institute. As part of this, I have established quality control procedures for the production process, implementing end-of-production review sessions to review audio quality and suggest changes for the next production cycle. I am also responsible for suggesting and researching episode topics and scheduling interviews with subject area experts.

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Sound Engineer

Northwestern Student Theatre Coalition • Freelance

Oct 2019 - Jan 2022

I led technical design teams of 2-4 members on projects lasting up to six months with budgets from $100 to $2000. This role changed during the pandemic; during this time, I designed best practices for audio equipment use during extended remote operations. In total I directed sound operations for 11 theatre productions, including remote productions.

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Studio

Software

Reaper, Digital Audio Workstation

Skill Overview

Podcast Editing

I can record and edit podcasts with a quick turn around. I am comfortable including interviews, sound effects, and music.

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Podcast Editing Experience

Sound Editor

Segal Design Institute • Permanent Part-time

Sep 2022 - Present

I record, edit, and mix audio for 20 minute episodes of To Be Designed, a student-run podcast the Segal Design Institute. As part of this, I have established quality control procedures for the production process, implementing end-of-production review sessions to review audio quality and suggest changes for the next production cycle. I am also responsible for suggesting and researching episode topics and scheduling interviews with subject area experts.

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