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Chase Jentz

Composer, Producer, Audio Engineer / Designer with vast experience in digital / analog studio production and recording, able to perform a wide array of tasks ranging from sound design, composing, recording & producing to audio, image and video editing, with current projects on platforms such as Bravo, Cartoon Network, Discovery, MTV, TLC and others. 

 

Related skills

 

  • Proficient with Mac and PC platforms, and software packages including Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Logic, Final Cut Pro, Adobe CC (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks & Illustrator) and Microsoft Office.

  • Capable of creating a wide range of audio, music and sound elements including full compositions in multiple music genres, BGM or underscore, sound effects, foley, voice-overs and more. 

  • Creative use of recording techniques and audio / video production skills resulting in an original and high quality product.

  • Detail oriented with strong problem solving skills.

  • Effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously, budget time, meet deadlines, and work with little supervision.

  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge rapidly.

 

Professional experience

 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Technical / Creative Director 

3/2013 – Current

  • Responsible for the technical operations of the Entertainment Department and the overall guiding of: sound, lighting, set design and construction, and scheduling and tracking of maintenance and inventory.

  • Manage live show design and direction, conduct auditions and casting, audio design and creation including show tracks, sound effects / music for areas such as haunted houses and “scare zones,” as well as general voice overs for park events and theming.

  • Additional duties include: hiring, training, and scheduling staff, project and labor budgeting, equipment purchase and rental, coordinating with outside vendors.

  • Meet with counterparts from other departments, as an active Safety Committee participant, in order to discuss safety related issues and topics, establish guidelines and procedures, and later hold recurring meetings with entertainment staff to implement company best practices.

Technical Production Supervisor 

8/2010 – 3/2013

  • Oversee the Entertainment Department technical crew, consisting of 12-15 employees, by providing general direction and guidance, in addition to technical expertise, in a manner which assures deadlines are met, and live performances run seamlessly.

  • Work with Park management on upcoming projects and events to determine stage plots, equipment requirements, and all show audio aspects, including set up, sound check, room EQ-ing, and sound man assignments.

  • Administrative duties including crew member scheduling, organizing project time lines in a manner which meets budget, labor cost and deadline constraints, maintenance of audio elements, ordering tools and supplies as needed, working with external companies and contract labor, and maintaining a professional, safe and productive technical crew.

Audio Technician 

5/2010 – 8/2010

  • Handle numerous and varied audio production tasks ranging from set-up and sound check, to EQ-ing, mixing, and maintenance and repair of audio components such as mixing boards, loudspeakers, microphones and cables.

  • Coordinate with supervisors, stage managers, performers and other technicians to ensure the highest possible show quality, as well as the timely preparation for upcoming events, and completion of special projects.

 

Studio 66

Owner, Producer and Head Engineer

2006 – Current

  • Audio production including set up, recording, editing, mixing and mastering, as well as creative input in the writing and arranging of compositions.

  • Compose music for numerous television series including:

  • Bravo’s Flipping Out.

  • Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings and I Almost Got Away with It.

  • MTV’s True Life and Meet the Barkers.

  • TLC’s My First Home and Surprise Homecoming.

  • Meet with clients to assess their needs and expectations, scheduling requirements, budget projections, and how to best use innovation and creativity to ensure the uniqueness of each project.

  • General product development tasks including conception of design / production ideas, creation of mock ups, graphic design, and video editing. 

  • Design and create multi-media websites featuring digital imagery, Flash animation, audio and video.

  • Work with printers, programmers and other technicians as needed, to ensure timely completion of final product.

 

THQ, Inc.

QA Analyst
2005 – 2006

  • Analyze unfinished interactive entertainment software in an attempt to locate errors.

  • Supply software programmers with detailed explanations and step-by-step instructions on how to re-create or locate errors.

  • Work with programmers, artists, designers and producers in order to meet deadlines. 

  • Titles Include:

    • Juiced

    • The Outfit

    • Bratz Rock Angelz

    • MotoGP 3.

 

C&M Studios

Producer and Head Audio Engineer

1995 – 2005

  • Responsible for full production process from writing and arranging compositions, to recording, editing, mixing and final mastering.

  • Complete general studio / administrative work including: bookkeeping, session scheduling, equipment set up and maintenance, and industry research.  

  • Albums include:

    • Digital Self and Electromatic by Spin 66 – songs featured on MTV, VH1, TLC, and Lifetime Network.

    • Education in Rebellion (pre-production) by The Union Underground – album released on Sony Records.

    • Soundtrack to Alive in Africa featuring Ted Nugent.

Education & Certifications

 

Audio Engineering Institute

San Antonio, TX

  • Studied under Grammy winner Marius Perron

  • Emphasis on Audio Engineering

 

Apple ACMT Certified Technician

Austin, TX and Dallas, TX

Work Examples
Sugar_Studio66Rock - BPM 147
00:00 / 03:18
Suicide Love Killers_Studio66Rock - BPM 133
00:00 / 03:38
Poison Apple_Studio66Rock - BPM 90
00:00 / 03:33
You & I_Studio66Rock - BPM 156
00:00 / 03:49
Party Girl_Studio66Rock- BPM 178
00:00 / 03:07
Tell me what to wish for_Studio66Rock - BPM 125
00:00 / 03:54
This Song_Studio66Rock - BPM 132
00:00 / 03:33