Jason Wells: Audio Post, Sound Design & Original Music Credits

For more than 20 years Jason Wells has been a trusted audio post engineer and sound designer for the world's most ambitious creators of film, documentaries, TV, interactive media, and commercial work. His original music has been featured in films by Disney, Tim Burton, and others, and he has scored a broad range of works with original music, from children's television (such as the Jim Henson Company), to documentaries and award-winning short films. A multi-instrumentalist (cornet, others), his skills as a session recording engineer are sought after by recording artists large and small.

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Work History

  • 2003 – PRESENT: AUDIOWELLS, Portland, Oregon
    • President, Composer, Sound Designer, Engineer
  • 2000 – 2003: Digital One, Portland, Oregon
    • Composer, Sound Designer, Engineer
  • 1996 – 2000: Todd-AO, Atlanta/New York
    • Composer, Sound Designer, Engineer
  • 1993 – 1996: Bottom Line Productions, Atlanta, GA
    • Composer, Sound Designer, Engineer
  • 1985 – 1993: Doppler Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA
    • Intern, Dub Puller, Machine Cleaner, Floor Mopper, Lunch Getter, Chai-Wallah
FILM

Film

  • “Deep Dark” 2014
    • 85 minute feature
    • Directed by Michael Medaglia
    • All sound design, foley, editing, and mix by Jason Wells
  • “Expedition Denali” 2014
    • 88 min feature documentary
    • Directed by Andy Adkins
    • All original music, audio-post, and final mix by Jason Wells
  • “Hyperion” 2014
    • 20 min short film
    • Directed by Bowman Modine
    • Original Music by Jason Wells
  • “The Lilac Chaser” 2014
    • 90 min Feature
    • Directed by David Banyon
    • Original Music and everything Skywalker Sound does with 150 people accomplished by Jason Wells
  • “Homeskillit” 2014
    • 115 min Feature
    • Directed by Phiamma Elias
    • Sound Design, Entire known universe of Post Audio, and Theatrical Mix by Jason Wells
  • “Courage in a Time of Fear” 2013
    • Directed by James Westby
    • Original Music, Sound Design, Post, and Mix by Jason Wells
  • Disney/Pixar’s “Monsters University” 2013
    • Directed by Dan Scanlon
    • Soundtrack song “Gospel” Produced, Recorded, Mixed, Mastered, and Co-Arranged by Jason Wells
    • Performed by MarchFourth Marching Band
  • “Heaven” 2013
    • Directed by Chadwick Boseman (Star of “42″ and currently shooting feature playing James Brown)
    • Original Music by Jason Wells
  • “Keiko: The Untold Story” 2013
    • 105 minute feature documentary
    • Directed by Theresa Dermarest
    • 5.1 Sound Design, Audio Post, and Theatrical Surround Mix/Mastering by Jason Wells
  • “We Grew Wings” 2012
    • 100 minute feature documentary
    • Directed by Erich Lyttle and Sarah Henderson
    • Sound Design, Audio Post, and Theatrical Mix/Mastering by Jason Wells
  • “Reconvergence” 2012
    • 90 minute feature documentary
    • Directed by Edward Tyndall
    • Original Music, Sound Design, Sound Editing, Mixing and Mastering by Jason Wells
  • “The Kill Hole” 2012
    • Directed by Mischa Webley
    • Original Music, Sound Design, Edit, and Mix by Jason Wells
  • “Rid of Me” – 2011 – World Premier: Tribeca Film Festival
    • Directed by James Westby, Produced by Katie O’Grady
    • Original Music, Sound Design, Sound Editing, and Mix by Jason Wells
  • “The Auteur” – 2008 – World Premier: Tribeca Film Festival
    • Directed by James Westby, Produced by Byrd MacDonald
    • Original Music
  • “From One Rose” – 2007
    • Directed by Ira Flower
    • Sound Design and Mix
  • “Addison’s Wall” – 2007
    • Directed and Produced by David Waingarten
    • Original Music, Sound Design, and Mix
  • “Lipstick and Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling” – 2005
    • Directed by Ruth Leitman
    • Original Music, Sound Design, and Mix
  • “Film Geek” – 2006
    • Directed by James Westby, Produced by Byrd MacDonald
    • Composer, Sound Designer, Mixer
  • “The World of Stainboy”
    • Directed by Tim Burton
    • All original music for episodes 3 – 6
  • “The Same”
    • Directed by Mark Palansky
    • Original Music by Jason Wells
  • “Alma”
    • Feature Documentary
    • Directed by Ruth Leitman
    • Original Music, Sound Design, Sound Edit, and Mix by Jason Wells
Interactive Media

Second Story Interactive Studios

  • The Woodstock Museum
    • Woodstock, NY.
    • All music and sound design for interactive museum about famous 1969 concert
  • William Randolph Hearst Museum
    • Los Angeles, CA.
    • All original music and sound design heard throughout museum.
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum
    • San Francisco, CA.
    • All original music for multiple cartoons depicting the life of Walt Disney – narrated by Walt himself!
  • The World of Coca-Cola
    • Atlanta, GA.
    • All music and sound design for entire interactive museum.
  • The Grammy Award Museum
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • All design of every aspect of interactive museum and all projected media including entryway experience
  • Library of Congress – 2008
    • Lobby Kiosk Interactive Stations
    • Original Music / Sound Design
TV

TV · Television

  • “Ottoland” – 2007
    • Cartoon Series
    • Original Music
Albums

Albums

  • “Rise Up”
  • Trashcan Joe – 2007: “Real Life” – 2005: “Wrong Side of Town”
    • Trashcan Joe
    • from Don Campbell, The Oregonian. Jan 15, 2005: “Trashcan Joe is a marvel, a wonder that defies categorization in any sort of contemporary setting.”
  • Jamie Stillway – 2007: “Winter Circles” – 2005: “Mell of a Hess”
    • from – Don Cambell, The Oregonian. Sept. 30, 2005: “Recorded at Portland’s AUDIOWELLS with Jason Wells at the controls, “Mell of a Hess” jumps and swings in new directions. It’s easy to lose the subtleties of acoustic music, of string against wood, in a recording studio. But this recording is vibrant to the ear, fertile in imagination, a stellar piece of work in a city where string music has taken root and sprouted in wildly organic ways.”
  • Lesley Kernochan – 2005: “Undulating”
  • Vagabond Opera – 2003: “Get on the Train” – 2006: “Vagabond Opera”
  • MarchFourth Marching Band – 2005: First album, self-titled.
  • Jamie Stillway and Ben Bonham – 2004: “Stillway and Bonham”
    • 2004 Willamette Week’s “Album of the Year”
    • All Recording, Mixing, Mastering
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