Audio & Interactive Designer

Brian comes to Crystal Pix via a long and winding road – portrait photographer, photo technician, and recording engineer to programming interactive applications, websites, and sound designing/mixing for post. In addition to his work at Crystal Pix, Brian plays guitar and sings in the band THIS IS NOT CAKE.

About Me

Favorite films:
The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, That Thing You Do, Empire Records, Almost Famous

You can't make me eat:
mayonnaise, dill, mushrooms, olives, single serving animals

Sports I play but suck at:
volleyball, ultimate frisbee, tennis

Favorite links:

Things I can't live without:
recording equipment

Underwear preference:
the whites.

Recent Posts

Sound Designing the Addys

“Extraordinary starts from nothing, and takes everything.” What does nothing sound like? What does extraordinary sound like? Wouldn’t it be cool to write the music using only the dialogue from the script? When Crystal Pix producer/director Don Casper approached me about creating a custom music track for the opening video to the 2012 Addy Awards these [...]

A New Home For the Holidays

Crystal Pix is moving to a new home for the holidays. All the same great menu options that you’ve come to know and love, in a different building. We’ve relocated our talents to 84 South Main Street in Fairport. It’s a quick jog to the other side of the canal. We hear it’s a little [...]

Birthday at the Ad Council Golf Tournament

The Crystal Pix crew recently participated in the Advertising Council of Rochester’s annual fundraising golf tournament on August 18th. After just having completed my rookie season on the team, this was the first time I was able to attend the tournament… Anne, Rob, Jim Hughes, and I all played together on a team against Ray, [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 1 of 4

It began something like this… When we initially posted the most recent version of the Crystal Pix website we knew we wanted to do something a little more interesting with the “Our People” section. We needed an entertaining way to show the various personalities and backgrounds of the people at Crystal Pix. Our work isn’t [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 2 of 4

Shooting Day! … Awesome! At this point we’ve figured out who our characters are, and where they’re going to stand. With camera, coffee, and MacBook Pro in tow we headed on over to Carol Cieslinski’s studio, Powerhouse27. Ray set out early that morning to get the lights set up with shooting partner, Eric McMaster (McMaster [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 3 of 4

Part 3 – Post Production This is where the real magic happens in every project, the spit and polish! We have our 14 photographs (2 for each character) selected and everyone’s agreed that they are acceptable representations of their likeness.  This part of the process was surprisingly easy.  Thankfully we’ve got a talented group of [...]

The Crystal Pix Diner – Part 4 of 4

The home stretch… When it comes to working in the Flash environment you realize quickly how important the pre-production process is. It’s when you start importing your assets and working out your programming that you find out if the whole thing’s gonna fly. Having a plan for what’s going to happen when you mouse over [...]