Eric started his engineering life as a programmer for the Record Business helping artists sing in tune and play in time. Twenty years ago he gravitated to post production first as an Avid editor and then back into audio as a mixer, sound designer and composer. Eric opened 48 Windows in the early 90’s as a single room facility in Hollywood. Starting in the analog world, he saw the future of digital recording when it first began, and plunged in headfirst and has never looked back. In addition to his sound design, producing and mix talents, Eric is an accomplished guitar player (with jazz and blues tendencies) who’s begun to explore the world of bluegrass and spends most of his spare time leading club jams. You can find his acoustic music at ericgarciamusic.com
Ziv Fisher hails from Tel Aviv, Israel and came to Los Angeles to study Percussion at The Musicans Institute in 1991. Introduced to Eric Garcia by a mutual friend, he played in a few 48 Windows sessions, officially joining the company in 1994 as a session drummer and percussionist. Always wondering what’s behind the glass, Ziv began engineering in 1996 at the original Hollywood location. As the operation grew, his military experience led him to be the one in charge and he stepped into the position of Studio Manager in 1998 at the Santa Monica facility and later became Eric’s business partner. In addition to running the ship, Ziv continues to play drums on all the music for commercials and albums that 48 Windows produces.
Scott Crisp grew up in Los Angeles and began working in audio post after graduating from Musicians Institute in 2001. Moving his way up, he had the privilege of working under top engineers such as Michael Chandler, Sonia Castro and Eric Garcia. Now as an accomplished engineer, Scott specializes in mixing 5.1 surround, audio for web, and long form reality television shows for Bravo, E!, Animal Planet, and many more. Scott has also worked on a long list of major commercial radio and TV spots for BMW, DirecTV, Chevy, Carl’s Jr, Ford, Kia, Coke, Jack in the Box, and Toyota.
Woody Woodhall, CAS is a supervising sound editor, sound-designer and re-recording mixer for independent feature films, documentaries, television programming, and multimedia. For television he’s mixed, sound edited and VO recorded hundreds of episodes of programming for USA Network, VH-1, E!, Travel Channel, Food Network and Comedy Central to name a few. He is author of the college textbook “Audio Production and Postproduction” for J&B Learning and is a blogger for WoodysSoundAdvice.com. He is founder of the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG). He is ecstatic to be working along with the amazing crew and facility at 48 Windows.
Eduardo Larez was born in Venezuela and graduated from Full Sail in 1996. He has spent over 15 years producing and mixing diverse material for TV networks, commercial TV and radio, advertising, music groups, film producers, editors and prestigious corporate brands, including HBO latino, CNBC, MTV3s, E Entertainment, K-mart, ESQ Movado, Conde Nast portafolio, NIKE, Disney, CVS, Si TV, LA Times, Jesse Dylan’s WONDROS Global, I participate, LLS light the night campaign, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, CFR, and the MIT Media lab. He has also spent more than 11 years being the front of house and studio mixer for the Venezuelan band “Los Amigos Invisibles” allowing him to tour over 60 countries and mix at many world famous venues and music festivals.
Born and raised in Texas, Kate Winslett is a rural girl in an urban world. But it was her eternal love of all things geek which fueled her desire to obtain a Degree in Recording Arts from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fl. Then she rambled to LA and worked her way up within the ranks. Kate is currently our in-house dialogue editor, audiobook engineer, and music placement specialist. (Although, she sometimes moonlights as our green living guru with a penchant for spreadsheets, websites, vitamin shakes and time travel.)
Shellynne Phillips Vontoure
Director of Scheduling
Born in Los Angeles, Shellynne graduated from Cal State University, Northridge, and began her post production career as an engineering assistant in a jingle house. Quite appropriate, considering (according to her Mom) at the age of three her favorite songs were commercials! She has since worked both in and outside the studio and joined the 48 Windows family in March 2002. Shellynne brings her caring touch to her roles as Director of Client Services and Scheduling. In her off hours, Shellynne and her husband enjoy taking road trips and visiting Bed & Breakfast Inns for hospitality ideas to try at 48 Windows!